Sunday Matters: The Sun Will Come Out…on Monday

Sunday Matters

We’ve been in the theater this week for Annie. The Teen fell ill (always does during production week), The Girl had her street clothes taken, and my legs are about to fall off from working backstage but it’s amazing to see the results of all that hard work. The Teen did this show once before as Wacky, the dummy and now he is Rooster. Seems he’s come full circle. The Girl has a dancing part which involves a feather duster. I would love for her to dance around the house and dust for me but she’s not all that into it.

Our home this past week. They’ve performed here many times. It’s a nice venue but Monday can’t come soon enough.


You may have caught a picture or two from the show on Facebook or Instagram but I promise to post whatever I have later in the week. It’s getting harder and harder to grab these kids for a decent photo because they are old enough to know where they should be, so I no longer catch them wandering around aimlessly.

Right Now:

No in-person church today. With a matinée show and an evening show, which happens to conflict with The Walking Dead mid-season premiere (what??), there is no time but I am about to watch the online service. I am tossing coffee back like it’s nobody’s business, pounding Advil to take the edge off of my aching body and after a very busy day and night the show will wrap and we will be on to the next one (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for the Teen and hopefully The Sound of Music for The Girl, if she gets in).

This Week:

This will be a total cinch of a week compared to last week. Track practices begin, one doc appointment, a work party for an Apple project we all worked on, and at the crack of dawn on Valentine’s day (really, 4:30 am), I will try to register The Girl for The Sound of Music. It’s getting harder and harder to get into the shows these days. Just to get a spot in the ensemble. you have to get there really, really early. Once in, she can audition for a lead but she needs to get in first.

There is also my book club’s book selection meeting but now I am not sure if I can go. The date changed and now it conflicts with something I volunteered for. I will be very sad if I am not able to attend as we choose books for the entire year.


Finishing up HER by Harriet Lane.


All done with season two of Orange is the New Black. Ended with a bang. The other night, I watched half of Chef with Jon Favreau while waiting around in the theater parking lot. I need to watch the other half. What I’ve seen so far, I’ve liked a lot.

I am unable to watch The Walking Dead tonight!! As I mentioned above, I will be working backstage so I will be off of social media all night long and all day Monday so that I can sit down to watch it Monday night. 


Today, nothing. I plan to grab each kid when I can and stuff food into them at some point. The juggling of meals and required stage time is a very fine art. But after all of this, I suspect I’ll hit the market and whip up some fantastic comfort food but not today.

Grateful for:

I love the shows. I love seeing my kids on stage but I am glad the week is almost over.

Happy Thought For the Week:

Track season begins this week. I know it’s one more thing on the list of to-dos but we all love track. The Teen no longer does it, but The Girl loves it and has good friends who do it with her. Makes it super fun. Maybe it will motivate me to get up off my butt and actually do something.

18 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: The Sun Will Come Out…on Monday”

  1. I’m sorry but I’m always impressed with all you do, and with such a good attitude. When you say “This will be a total cinch of a week compared to last week” and then list all you’re doing, I go, “Whew.” Of course, I usually don’t have much lined up besides work. This week, though, my wife is in a play “Fools in Love” based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, starting on Friday night and going through this weekend and then next weekend. She has rehearsals every day until Friday.

    1. This week would be a challenge any other week but after production week it’s a cinch. I guess has to do with perspective. I am so tired right now but also so happy. The show went really well. Track practice was cancelled all this week too so my week just got easier.


  2. That is a beautiful venue. But oh, 4:30 a.m. to get registered for the next show? Ouch!

    It really is so lovely to see our kids on stage. SO much work but it all ends up being worth it. Glad you’ve got a lighter week this week!

  3. This might sound like a really weird comment… But I really commend you for taking time out of your really busy schedule to still do some of the things YOU love. You stay so so busy with your kids but I really admire how you still find time to read and blog and drink a cup of coffee. Seriously.

    Hope the play goes well! How many performances will they do total? From what it sounds, this will be it? Seems like a crazy amount of work for a weekend! How old were they when they started?

    1. We all survived production week and it was an awesome show. The Hub is now sick with a stomach bug though. Not sure where that came from.

      Track practice was canceled tonight so it will be me, in front of the TV to watch The Walking Dead premiere. I couldn’t see it last night.


  4. It is such a good thing to be able to tell yourself that the upcoming week will be easier. I love that feeling. I think it is wonderful that your kids are involved in something that they love, and you are able to help. Someday you and I will look back on these times and miss them 🙂

  5. I hope you have a great week!

    I am watching TWD late tonight. I have to wait and catch the encore version because my kids are still up when it originally comes on, and they are still too young to watch along. Mixed feelings about it so far, so I look forward to hearing what you think when you get to it.

  6. My goodness, this gave me a chuckle –> “I no longer catch them wandering around aimlessly.” That’s a GOOD thing, right? but so cute.
    Happy “Here’s to another brand new week” and I hope you get some good books for book club.

    1. It really IS a good thing but I miss their little faces trying to search me out backstage. Especially The Girl. She could be on the other side of the stage with 75 kids about to come on and I’d see her little head bopping around trying to find me. Now, she is talking to the boys and her little friends.


  7. I have Walking Dead taped too. Hope to watch it tonight. Sounds busy there with Annie and track. Great activities! Hope your week is good

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