I am going to Dolls’ Party in New York City 4!
When I asked my father if he would be in town, a few days passed without a response. I thought this meant he wouldn’t be in NYC for those dates, but hadn’t gotten a chance to tell me. He contacted me on Thursday night, while I had a dinner guest over.
“Have you checked your email?”
“No; I have a friend over.”
“You need to check your email.”
“Check your email and call me back.”
A bit boggled by such a cryptic conversation, I apologized to my friend and excused myself from the table for a moment to power up Tiny Top. I didn’t immediately associate the conversation with my emails from earlier in the week–in fact, I suspected that my husband’s assistance was needed for some kind of band-related work. Or, even more worrisome, than something was wrong with our mid-May travel plans to spend some time with my husband’s family, as my father had arranged those plans.
Instead, I saw this response to my Dolpa-inquiry:
“You have a plane ticket and a hotel room.
Contact me for details.
My squeal of “OH MY GOODNESS I’M GOING TO DOLPA!!” immediately attracted the attention of my friend, who is a doll hobbyist of a caliber I cannot even aspire to. I couldn’t stop blabbering and making chirpy noises, even when I returned my father’s call. It was hard to stay focused enough to hear the details, but thankfully all of that was emailed to me later. Even now, with the proof sitting in my inbox, I can barely believe it! I absolutely could not have expected this–not at all!
I only wish I had a friend to go with (or would be able to bring my husband with him), but it seems this will be a solo trip. (Although obviously I’ll be bringing my doll~)
I’m not sure what to pack for Claire and what to pack for me! I almost want to buy something new for her to wear, but that seems like it would unnecessarily limit my spending at the actual event. I will obviously wear frills, but what? What workshop items should I order? (Mi-chan is TEMPTING…) Will I cave and buy a Nono…or worse, order a Nono FCS? @_@ Too many decisions! I need to get myself in order!