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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Unga-Potchke


I know this is boring to everyone, but here I go anyway. It beats making dinner.

I sewed ALL of my costumes! I fixed every single one that was tearing, and I even tailored a few to fit better. I now have eleven wearable cossies! Plus I Dryel-ed or washed them so that they are really clean. I hung them all on nice hangers and suspended them from my bed tester. They look so beautiful hanging there! I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. These are the kind of things I always wanted, my entire life. I thought only ballerinas or princesses had such things. My own prom dresses were not even as nice — Gunne Saxe, remember those? The only thing the magnificence of the cossies compares to is my wedding dress, and how it felt to wear that. It had been my mom’s, so of course it was classy and elegant, like her. But — perhaps it could have been a little more tarty, like me! Some bows and whatnot.

I never dreamed that such a world actually existed as Bellydanceville and that I could legitimately wear such things! I never imagined I would actually think I was good enough to dance like those other women. But sometimes — I do.

I feel I must be such a weirdo to you all, but this is one of my favorite things in the entire world: glittery colorful costumes and the unga-potchke music that goes with it! It feels like a guilty pleasure, for some reason, which makes it all the sweeter.

5 comments

So inspiring to read about a woman who loves her body…and what’s not to love? Good for you, would be wonderful if you had a daughter to raise with healthy self-esteem and love for all things belly! Thanks for sharing.

— added by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Aaaaaah, a daughter! D’oh! Not gonna happen, unless one of you knows how to convince Ned… I believe I’d have a girl in a heartbeat (plus nine months).

— added by Susan Senator on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 6:05 pm

I like to hear about the bellydancing (even though I orginally came for the wise autism advice). I don’t think you are weird at all – on the contrary, I am glad you treat yourself….that is being a great role model for us other moms!

— added by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 8:13 pm

You’re not a weirdo to me. :)

Like I can talk. My own costume closet is near overflowing in its own right. But yeah, this is the first time in my life I’ve gotten to do the whole glitzy sequin thing.

— added by Natalia on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 9:42 pm

That must feel incredible…like cleaning out your underwear drawer. I often dream of how it would feel to sew up every piece of fabric I own. -Tina in MN Cute wedding pic..youngins!

— added by Anonymous on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 2:30 pm