Went to bed feeling horribly achy... woke up feeling just mild-to-moderate pain. Sleep does help! Today's a writing day, so at least my legs will be rested. (Writing overmuch hurts the arms, shoulders, neck, upper back; I will need to set a timer to remind myself to get up, stretch, and shift position.)
The party is a logic-puzzle thing based on several sorts of mythology. So the invites - I was going to do paper scrolls, which would have been cheaper and I could have tea-painted them and never mind that now - the invites are cards that fold complexly (is that a word? it is now). In the center? "You are invited to an afternoon of myth and mystery in honor of Elayna's 12th birthday", and party details. Sealed with silver sealing wax and her new "E" seal.
Now I need to figure out what to do about her cake. And party favors.
I have always wanted a theme party. Too broke and too lazy/short-notice to do it this year, though. Maybe next year. I will have chocolate bourbon cake. Please RSVP so we know how many cakes to bake. If you show up without RSVPing, you cannot have any cake.
Space Radiation Could be a Mars Mission-Killer
Oborot: Balkan fir sap, dark mosses, Greek Mountain tea flower, black pine, salty ocean spray, deep black earth, and a moon-touched magickal incense of sandarac, frankincense, and ravensara.
In bottle: Almost entirely the fir sap.
On me: Mmmm... dark forest, clear air! Gorgeous. :)
...and it disappears. *sigh*
Enraged Groundhog Musk: Cranky groundhog musk sweetened up by chocolate-covered black cherries, cardamom, French vanilla, and caramel.
In bottle: Caramel and cherries.
On me: Plasticky meh. Cardamom, where are you?
The Lantern Ghost of Oiwa: Black tea, cherry blossom, ho wood, calla lily, rice wine, and white mint.
In bottle: The clearness of rice wine, with a sprig of mint.
On me: Still rice wine and mint. Not much *to* it.
The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed With the Sun: Daemonorops, vanilla, Indian sandalwood, Mexican copal, hyssop, muguet, sweet pea, amber, hazelwood, galbanum, hiba wood, and orchid.
In bottle: Huh! A darker, more resinous scent than I'd've guessed from the notes. Grainy, almost. Rich.
On me: Ooooh, I wanna lick my arm. This is darkly sweet gritty. Florals - mostly orchid - lurk behind. And ... then overwhelm the dark sweet grittiness. *sigh*
Will update sale/swap post, but won't be actively swapping/selling til I get and test my Heroines/Lupercalia, to save money on packaging, since I'm sure some of you want some of those, too.
Now? Yoga, shower, writing. *nods*