I'm going to let you in on a little secret. February (and January and, ok, winter in general) makes me a little depressed. Of all the months though, I think February is the worst. In November and December you've got the holidays to pull you through. January you're still on a holiday "high" and you've got the whole "it's a a new year am I'm going to make it the best ever" resolve. What does February bring? Day after day of darkness and cold and the beginning of the no-holiday until May stretch. Blah! This year I did my darnedest to fill it with things that make me HAPPY!
Regency Romance Ball: I watch the balls in the Jane Austen movies with envy, so why haven't I been going to this sooner? I was shocked and blown away by the fact that EVERYBODY got into the spirit of the event. Who doesn't love a man in breeches and cravat and the men pulled out all the stops and were some of the best dressed ones there.
I had to do some jimmy-rigging on my costume due to the fact that I've increased a couple of cup sizes since high school. But I was pretty impressed with what I could do with some ties and a piece of material.
My little Bryce is not so little anymore. He's finally passed up Louisa and he keeps telling me every time I see him that it's only going to be a few more months before he's taller than I am.
Laura and I may have a career in stop-movie annimation.