Saturday, March 21, 2009

Long time gone!

Sorry to my faithful readers (hi, mom!), I've been so busy lately! My oldest daughter's Shakespearean group is producing The Tempest, and last night was the 2nd of 4 performances this week. The parents do tons of work with this company, as in most theater companies (see Last night, we arrived at our regular place of performance only to find that our "green room" had been converted to a "book-sale-next-week" room, leaving no room for any of the actors to change, do hair and make-up, etc. Yikes! After some frantic phone calls, we found another room, and are back in the saddle. Last night's performance was better than ever, and the actors are all so enjoyable to watch!

Well, I've got to get going and prep for tonight--I'm doing Caliban's dreadful hair!

What is your favorite Shakespearean play? I'm a huge As You Like It fan, myself.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Chocolate Fountains and the Flu

Our weekend was filled with both. We had a Chocolate Fountain Party for some of our friends, and a lot of the actors from my teenager's Shakespeare group. Unfortunately, 2 hours before the party was to begin, my little one got. . .unmistakeable sings of the flu, if you know what I mean. We notified as many folks as we could, and the party went on as scheduled--the chocolate must go on!--but my little one was sick all of yesterday and today we're just taking it super-easy. It's our normal Homeschool Park Day, and it's pouring outside, so we wouldn't have gone anyway. It's kind of nice just slogging around the house. It's pathetic that I need "sick days" to remind me to live at a slower pace, but there you go ;) A nearby library, a stocked pantry, two warm and healthy kids to snuggle--it just doesn't get any better for this homeschooling mama. Once Papa gets home, perhaps we'll all watch a family video. What's your favorite wholesome video for a rainy, relaxed day?