Finally discovered the source of my eye swelling - an infected tooth. Antibiotics, and getting my gum opened and a drain put in (yuck, and OUCH.) should clear it right up. Ow. Ow. What perfect timing. Hopefully I'll feel better by Friday. Still dithering over costuming ideas for myself, for the two masked balls. Friday is "good faeries", Saturday "bad faeries". For bad faeries I usually do a basic "Unseelie Queen", lots of black, lots of lace, etc. No wings, though, as whacking people with them is too hard to avoid, especially at my height. For good faeries last year I did a sort of "May Queen" costume, a white gown with pink accents, white domino, and a tiara of pink and white rosebuds. It would have probably been a lovely costume on someone *other* than me, as I really don't look good in such cool colors. So bad faeries will be another iteration of the Unseelie Queen, but I'm at a total loss for good faeries. Ah, well. I'll cobble something together.