It’s been pretty crazy around here. It’s all a good crazy, though!
My girls with a couple of
Emily’s girls after a show last weekend!
The girls are constantly busy (which means we are constantly driving.) Last night was close and strike for Beauty and the Beast (whew!) During the course of the show, TheMadHatter twisted her ankle and it is still paining her and MilkyWhite missed the afternoon performance on Saturday because she wasn’t feeling well. Apparently, a lot of the cast has been sick. The play was double cast in 2 of the main characters: Belle and Gaston. One of the Belle’s didn’t feel well on Friday, but performed anyway, but got worse and that was her last performance (she should have done it twice more.) MilkyWhite took plenty of meds and performed on Saturday night anyway ~ the show we went to. It was such a great show!!! As always, I loved the girls being in it and yet I am so glad it is over now!
Of course, we still have The Just So Stories and TheQueenofHearts auditioned for Little Shop of Horrors last night. After the “regular” audition, she was asked to stay to sing some music from the musical (in auditions, you sing whatever piece you want) and to read for the part of Audrey a couple more times. The director is not doing “call backs” for this one, but did ask QoH to come back for the second night of auditions tonight so he could listen again. Of course this does not mean she will get a part at all, let alone the part of Audrey (though she does have that “downtown/skid row” accent down!) but I am pleased that they are looking so closely at her.
This is our last “normal” week of rehearsals for “Just So”. 9 – 12. Next week has at least two days that are 9am – 3pm, “day care” shows and FRG night are Thursday and then opening night/weekend performances are Friday through Sunday. I hung out at rehearsals last Thursday and was AMAZED at how far the director has brought the play along since Tuesday and she always makes time to play theater games and teach them about theater. This, too, will be a great show (and not just because I am biased!)
Chief and SuperSoldier have been enjoying fishing together. They even took TheBoy fishing for the first time. He LOVES it. On Thursday they took him fishing again while I was “working” at the theater. On Friday when I was about to go up to the theater for the evening again, he looked at SuperSoldier and said, “So, where are we going fishing tonight?” The first time the boy went fishing, he caught 5 little fish. He was so happy! Of course, he wanted NOTHING to do with the 22” and 24” catfish that Chief caught! The men went again last night. I’m going to guess that they will try to go again before SuperSoldier has to head back to his unit later this week.
Last week SuperSoldier and I went to see “The Magician’s Apprentice.” I enjoyed it.
It got up to 105° yesterday and it is expected to be over 100° all this week. Summer is finally here! 🙂
While SuperSoldier was out and about yesterday, I asked him to bring a fountain drink home for me. This is what he came home with:
After some promises and agreements, I lifted my “ban” on SuperSoldier having our old pick up truck. He loves that thing. Always has. And he needs a vehicle, but really didn’t want to take out a loan. SuperSoldier took it to the shop and put about $900 into it (the mechanic was quite impressed at what good shape this 22 year old truck is in) and SuperSoldier will have it shipped to his duty station. Not a bad investment for him and no debt required! 🙂
I’ve been busy knitting. Lots of baby things. Shower gifts and grandbaby gifts, commissioned work, designing new patterns ~ lots of fun!
August is the month devoted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I am hoping to find some way to bring that to the forefront of our awareness even in all of the busy-ness. I’ll be looking for ideas and if I find any I think will work for us, I will share those resources here.
have a good week!