Last night, hours after we were cleared as non-contagious, Eric and I went to a masquerade ball. Normally this would not have happened as neither of us was feeling our very best, but Eric was playing at the ball and I almost never get to see Eric's band play. We gave it our best and ended up having a lovely evening.
We decided to really go for it, if we were going. Eric pulled out his prom tux (see here) and switched to new pants as he is a bit taller than he was at 17. I wore a new ball gown that I had acquired as an option for a recent art ball. A few hours before the event I realized that no self-respecting artist could go to a masquerade with a store bought mask so I mustered up what little energy I had made my own (tutorial to come).
Me, the girls really wanted in on the action. Cordelia was sooo interested in the ball and asked for photos the moment she woke up.
My mother put the girls to sleep and obliged me with several updated texts throughout the evening. Have I mentioned how awesome my mother is? She is, FYI.
Eric and I outside of the ballroom
The spooky emcee for the night
More than anything I was excited to see Sarah, we haven't been able to meet up for some time (illness, guests, travel, illness, work, etc.) So I was eagerly watching the door for her arrival.
Sarah and I take on Le Masquerade
Our spouses Eric and Josh
The Foreign Life (click here), Eric's band. He's the hunk on the drums.
Speed the Pilgrim (click here) rocking people's faces off
Members of both bands congregate on stage for a rousing rendition of Ghostbusters by Speed the Pilgrim
The bands were so great. The night was fun. Lots of friends were there, but it was surprisingly difficult to spot everyone in costume. A fun challenge. Eric and I headed out pretty early and went home to return to the business of recovering from strep throat.