Monday, September 26, 2011

Still On Theatre and Still On The Past Colliding With the Future

Have I mentioned that my fam is busy? R and J has just closed and Spring Awakening opens this week. I just was ask to teach another acting class + I am subbing for the little petals musical theatre class! big event is a special party I will be hostessing. A little soiree honoring and old friend of mine who has enjoyed quite a bit of success. Do you recognize him from the above photo? The party will be towards the end of October...and in the mean time I will be doing major home overhaul for party readiness!
Perhaps I can share some of my exciting party ideas along the way!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thinking About The Future In The Past

In the theatre we enjoy giving opening night gifties.
Sure it can be flowers...but often...if it is a special role.... we look for something with a bit more meaning.

Why yes...I have been a thrifter from way the heck back.

Well....shortly after the hubs and I were married ...I was shopping at T-Towne of my absolute fav-o-rite thrift stores of ALL TIME,when I came upon this cramazing silk vintage scarf.
I seem to recall it cost under a dollar( what I would pay + my newlywed budget was a lot less than today). I grabbed it immediately...thinking how I could give it to my daughter on opening night IF she ever did "R and J". Ofcourse I did not even HAVE a daughter yet...I would not even be expecting a child for about 2 years.
I put it in my rather immense vintage scarf stash and almost forgot about it till opening. I tore my house apart looking for it on opening night(it's still messy)...and found it!
Thrifted Kismet.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Of Child Rearing and Taxi Cab Driving

Sometimes I think being a Mommy is what I do best....and then I am reminded..I just *try* to do my best.
Just how did my little petal take a self-portrait in a Beastie Boys t-shirt?
See what I mean.
School has begun...and we are no where near in a routine yet.

Ruby is still kicking bootie with her Shakesperience.
Noli is back at dance and has more homework(busy work really) in 3rd grade than big sissy has as a Sophomore in high school.We could start swimming back for my littlest too....but at 3 days a week after school + dance + homework....when does she get to be a kid?
Mommy's.....if you are out there reading this...I would love some feedback.....Thoughts on NOT choosing to add swimming into the mix?
Should I re-think this?

....and before R and J ends....rehearsals for the regional premiere of Spring Awakening* begins for Ruby.

She will be the youngest cast member in a cast of really young kids.You can read about our Broadway Spring Awakening experience here.
Oh...and did I mention I am teaching acting at night now?
I truly am thankful for our busy schedule...but I want to try to be the best Mommy I can be all the while. The difference in the ages of my girls (15 and 8)often have me wondering if I am being a fair and balanced Mommy(15 year olds generally have a packed schedule)...but I always try and stress that we are a family and when one member is busy....we rally around and support...because soon enough another will be going full force.
Enjoy those lazy days while they are really little!!!!
*conceptual set rendering by Chris Pickart


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