Remember when I said I'd find a special outfit for my old Dee Dee doll to wear? Well, I found it. The box was too beat up to photograph well, so I won't show that, but the outfit itself made it here okay. It's a Barbie and the Beat outfit dating from the early nineties; I would've loved to have found a Barbie and the Rockers outfit (Dee Dee is a second-wave Rocker), but the only one available for a reasonable price was this one, and I think it's hideous. The box showed Midge modelling this outfit so I think this was intended to be for her. However, I'm giving this outfit to Dee Dee, because it matches her gloriously fiery eyeshadow.
Since we just discussed glow-in-the-dark stuff, why not start with the outfit piece that actually glows: the overshirt.
Now, as always, let's see Dee Dee in the whole outfit.
Okay...I believe that is three semi-vintage, mint-in-a-not-so-mint-box Barbie dresses that I've looked at in depth. My favorite thing about this outfit, and indeed the other two as well, is the color. These are all bright, happy, splashy colors that have brightened up what has otherwise been a stressful month for me. See how they look together? Shani continues to wear her new clothes, while Yue-Sai retains part of the Benetton outfit.
If only my non-doll life were going as well! Mama, thank God, is okay. She's semi-ambulatory and is still the same klutzy, noisy, enjoyable mama that I've known and loved all my life. No, my concern now lies with her mother, who is suddenly weakening to the point that I have to drive several blocks at nine in the evening just to help her get out of her chair. Granted that's only happened once, but it's not at all fun to see. I know my mama is worried, and I'm afraid that that worry will adversely affect her own healing. So...y'all know the drill. I much appreciate the prayers and positivity that our fine readers have sent, and I humbly ask that you keep them coming.