Saucy took her trusty Canon TSi to be serviced before she and Veto went on their cruise and it's not back yet. In fact, it may never come home again. She knew it had a ton of miles on it, but she wasn't prepared to say goodbye just yet. There is a very small chance that the procedure scheduled for next week will pull it through.
She's been wildly productive over the past couple of weeks but she only has iPhone photos now to document her projects, and she hasn't even bothered to take too many pictures even at that. It's as though, in the past six years of blogging, Saucy has painstakingly photographed each and every project she worked on and now without a proper camera, she's finding the prospect of baking and crafting without snapping wildly freeing... and extremely terrifying.
Plus, she's had to turn away a few paying gigs, and that's not cool.
She did a fair job on the autumn decor a while back but now it has all been snowed upon, so she's in a bad mood about that, too.
Saucy is working with about ten fabulous senior class mothers to put together this event in December for the graduates:
The annual Snowfall Ball... it's six weeks from tonight. There's so much to do. So far, everyone is highly motivated, powered by wine, and having fun making plans. The theme of the night will be a "Winter Wonderland" but it's kind of turning out to be a "Vintage Winter Wonderland" and that's okay, too.
Saucy has been working on posters, tickets, planning a sweet table, and surfing Pinterest for unique ideas for decorating. If you've seen anything worthy of the social event of the season, please let Saucy know. Especially if she can make it with empty egg cartons or old mason jars. You get the gist.
How many coffee filter pom pons do you think the Red Wine Army can assemble before the event? Saucy whipped up some prototypes. It's pretty important to the group that costs stay down, style high and waste to a minimum. These bad boys can be recycled, if they don't get carried home and hung up for Christmas.
Without her camera and any blogging to do, Saucy can spend time surfing the Internet. She never really does that but she's been wildly amused by looking at Halloween costumes for babies.
Like, seriously. Oh. My God. Pictures like these must be the reason why so many people spend hours a day perusing Pinterest.
Saucy has also been working on her own Halloween costume. Today she found the perfect footwear:
If that's not enough of a hint for you...
Because "a dollar makes Saucy holler" and she is planning to be the most beautimous girl at the partay. She gonna slap some paint on the barn and call it done up!
Saucy's watched the American Presidential debates...
But mostly she's been obsessed with watching the Tigers in postseason play.
So clearly, you can guess from the sports pages that her mood the last couple of days has been considerably lowered.
She's tried to elevate her mood by contemplating Jessica Biel-Timberlake's pink wedding gown. If she ever gets another camera, you can be sure she'll attempt something like this with the wedding dress refashion challenge. Pink. She likes it. What did you think?
She's done the fall cleaning (The Fan had to help out, to be honest), she made homemade ice cream and sugar cookies (again, sorry - no camera). She's had a couple of naps, helped Loopy with an essay and about fourteen assignments for an extra credit class that she finally talked the kid into dropping for the sake of both their sanities. She finally kicked the cold she had for over three weeks. She weakly cleaned the yard before Veto really cleaned the yard She listened to the new Taylor Swift album seventy two times since it was released the day before yesterday. She also made, shared and consumed most of a quadruple chocolate cheesecake that was never ever photographed and they will never ever ever get back together.
And now... just when she got into the swing of things being a little less hectic, on Monday, this starts:
And of course, blogging often takes a back seat when these girls are a bigger part of Saucy's life. It's officially the last year of Saucy's coaching career. She wants this season to be the biggest and baddest of them all. She's pulling out all the stops. She's got an SUV full of white cheer shoes, she's filled out all the forms, filed the insurance and ordered the 3" ribbon for new hair bows. She's planning trips, listening to strange music, she's desperately trying to find cute yellow socks.
There are already three big cupcake sales scheduled and Saucy has to handle the first one all by her lonesome because of some technicalities. But this time next weekend, the whole house will be teeming with buttercream-brandishing Cheerios prepping for the annual Dalmeny Christmas Market, a great event next Saturday where six hundred cupcakes can disappear in the blink of an eye.
Maybe Saucy will snap you some pics of the new cupcake flavours on her phone. Sorry, peeps. Its the best she can do right now.