Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Down the rabbit trail...

Today I want to do something a little different. Instead of sharing with you something about my book or anything book-related for that matter, I want to share with you something completely random; something that I'm extremely excited about!

For those of you who have taken the time to read the About Me tab, you have an idea that I love puppets, and for those of you who have not read it, that's ok because you also now know that I love puppets! I have updated the About Me tab, so it now reads that I own 5 puppets instead of 3. 

My first puppet I bought myself when I was 13 I believe. It's a Disney's Pinocchio Marionette Limited Edition. He cost way more than I probably should have spent, but I was young and didn't know any better. It's ok though because I'd totally do it again! My second puppet is a small yarn dog marionette that my brother bought for me a couple years ago. They're both really cute, the dog is a funny obnoxious little character and somehow my sister always ends up being her Mistress.

My mom sometimes taught Sunday School at church and she asked my sister and I if we wanted to help with the lesson and use our puppets. We said yes, but I couldn't really use the marionettes I had because (a). one is already a character, (b). I can't very well take Pinocchio in a church, and (c). I didn't have two marionettes that could really interact with each other. So my mom had this little Bible lesson kit thingy that came with 2 hand puppets. Let me say that I wasn't a big fan of those hand puppets, but we used them anyway. And it was fun. We did this for a few weeks before I finally bought my third marionette: a pink ostrich! She seemed like a perfect fit for the little dog marionette I already had.

I love all my puppets, but I've always wanted a goat marionette and of course, a hand-made marionette carved out of wood from the Czech Republic. And guess what? My mom bought me the goat and a sheep marionette that arrived just yesterday! I'm super excited about that! I think they're both SUPER silly looking and really really cute! Funny thing is, this isn't what I wanted. The goat was supposed to be white and the sheep was supposed to be black and white.  I opened the box however, and it's obviously not what was ordered. I took them out and ripped open their packaging anyway.

I played with them for a minute or two and by the end of the day I was ready to put them back in the box. We were going to ship them back so they could ship the right ones. Then I looked into the eyes of the little sheep and the goat and I didn't want to get rid of them. They have so much character already. They're so cute. I didn't want to see them go back in the box, but into the box they went. A few hours later I took the box to my room and opened it again and took the puppets out. The goat and the sheep are currently hanging on a door hook over my closet door. And now I ask you guys on what you think for names? I think they're both going to be female. If you have any name ideas, please share! They will be used for Bible story purposes. I've been calling them Milly (the goat) and Meep (the sheep). I did, however, consider Billie and Piper. What do you think? ;)