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I got back from my Michigan trip exactly a week ago, and while I'm REALLY glad I took it and loved seeing my family and friends it knocked my entire daily/weekly routine sideways and upsidedown.  My sense of priorities and time is a jumbled mess even one week later.

I did have a good time at the Greenfield Village Civil War event though!  The weather was cool enough on Saturday that I could wear my wool asymmetrical dress without suffering, and I wore it in both fashion shows that day.  Had tea with my Mom, hung out with Mike ([livejournal.com profile] dandytailor ), Samantha ([livejournal.com profile] reine_de_coudre ), and Katie [livejournal.com profile] rvqavalon ), and had dinner at the 1850's based Eagle Tavern.





In spite of carrying my camera around in my pocket both days, these are the only pictures I took the whole weekend... I suppose once you've participated in the same event for several years with the same people (and have no new clothes), pictures become a slightly lower priority.

Sunday passed with very little surprises.  I did the fashion show again (this time in my silk windowpane dress), watched Mike cook the duck dinner, sketched, wandered, and went to the ball.  The ball was lots of fun, and I had the widest range of dance partners I think I've ever experienced at one event.  I had the requisite old man ask me to dance but also two teenagers, one of whom could not have been a day over sixteen, and a few others of various ages neatly filled in the spectrum. Of course the high point was when Mike proposed to Samantha about half-way through the ball... it's rather hard for any other occurrence to top a happy, romantic engagement.  :)

I blogged a bit about Greenfield, mostly focusing on the drawings that I did.  I adored having my little wooden drawing box along with me, and reaffirmed my love of charcoal over graphite.

Monday and Tuesday I spent back in Grand Rapids, hanging out with my best friend from college and my sister.  I also got my hair cut and dyed, which I'd been desperately wanting to do for a couple months now.

Un-styled with no product, it looks sort of like this:







Yes, it will be harder to style my hair for UTR, but that's what caps were invented for... right?  Besides, I think I love having short hair.  Every time I go in for a cut or trim I want it shorter than the last time, and this is my favorite cut yet. 

Under the Redcoat is coming up surprisingly quickly though, and my new gown is unfortunately not going to make itself.  Hélas.

Date: 2011-06-09 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drunkprincessz.livejournal.com
love the haircut!

Date: 2011-06-09 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reine-de-coudre.livejournal.com
oh my GOODNESS, your hair is adorable!!! i love it!! it's very fresh and hip, yet somehow makes you look a little more grown up at the same time.

also... i want to steal your bed. :D

Date: 2011-06-09 07:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoccolaro.livejournal.com
LOVE the new do!! =)

Date: 2011-06-09 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vanityfairy.livejournal.com
Your hair looks great!

Date: 2011-06-10 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] girliegirl32786.livejournal.com
I love the new hair cut!

Date: 2011-06-10 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missannag.livejournal.com
One day, I'm gonna make it to that reenactment. ;)

And love the new hair. I was totally digging the short hair last year when I got mine whacked off to look like Betty Draper, and now I kinda want it long again, so I'm trying to grow it out but it is definitely taking a long time. But short hair is nice because it's so much easier to manage.

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