Happy Tuesday before Celebrate Oz.
Can you believe it? Me either.
I've annoyed, entertained or bored you 699 other times.
I knew this was going to happen on the way to our upcoming celebration, but I wasn't sure when. Makes 700 even more special.
On Weds. which I like to call the Night before Oz....hey that could be a story all by itself, I won't be able to sleep thinking about how much all of you have put into your Ozness and how much we will be sharing and enjoying. I have seen some of the entries and you are gonna be so amazed and entertained. We have some participants have already decided that they are having a potluck of sorts and are making the food and drink list. Hi Stacy, Karen and Shelle.
But I have a home grown Oz story for you.
When GK was quite small I infected her with my love of OZ and we recently found her first set of Wizard of Oz dolls in the storage unit where they have kept so many of the things they moved here from SC. You would have thought they were made of gold when she found them. She and Ry played with them for hours.
And I will take credit for the strangeness of the play because these Oz visitors had several very different stories and even followed a red brick road that the grands colored. They also included one of the minis as Kelvin Ator. Go figure.
Her Glinda has a blue dress because well......at age 3 she sorta customized the pink one. GK was emulating the cutting and sewing I was doing one day and just took a few too many snips while I wasn't watching poor Glinda, I guess. I asked last Friday if she wanted to make Glinda a new dress and she said, "of course not, then she would be just an ordinary one, not my special one." So there ya'll go. The king of the forest has lost his crown, the tinman has only one boot, the scarecrow has no shoes but Glinda and Dorothy (check out the 70's style red shoes she's sporting) still carry on their innane conversations via the buttons on their backs. And I thought I'd share the photos of a very used set of Barbie Wizard of Oz characters.
But that is not the end of the tale. You all notice there is someone missing right? The Queen of Green herself. GK was so afraid of Ms. Gultch/The Wicked Witch of the West that she had one but it is still in the box. Never wanted to let that badass out of her confines. I want you all to keep that in mind after my take on the witches in my writings and how the greenie wasn't the baddie afterall. She did however let Halloween Barbie stand in for the Wicked Witch. Now the story (according to the crowned princess Cuckoo) is that she was kept pristine because she is the best one. Cracks me up, what a few years and a few real witches will do for your perspective on Ms. Elphaba. Go team green.