Sunday Matters: Wrapping It Up

Sunday Matters

Little Shop of Horrors comes to a close this afternoon. My daughter did really well. She’s done many shows but this one and the last one she did, Footloose, showed so much growth as a performer. We are so very proud of her. I will share pics once I have them.

Thank you for the good thoughts and prayers regarding her health during this show. She made it through.

Right Now:

Church, and then we are off to see the show again.

This Week:

We have a little break this week and then next week, classes start. I can’t believe she will be going into 11th grade.

This week, I am going to begin the writing project that I keep teasing. I don’t mean for it to be a tease. It’s more like I just keep procrastinating. I plan to start and then I don’t. It may not turn out to be anything. I will start on Tuesday with an outline. There. I’ve committed.


I have been reading some great books lately. My review of The Friends We Keep will post this week. I loved it so much.

I just started City of Girls. It’s starting off very strong. I have high hopes for it.


I haven’t been able to watch much this week with all of the rehearsals going on. I did watch the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode with Eddie Murphy. I’ve always loved Murphy. He was really low-key in the episode but mentioned that he is thinking about returning to stand-up. That would be awesome.

New Things I’ve Tried:

Do you guys have Ralph’s or Kroger’s where you are? They make the best Gluten Free frozen pizza on the planet and it’s so inexpensive. I add chopped veggies and sometimes extra cheese to make it really good but on its own, it’s pretty fabulous. It’s allowed me to enjoy pizza once again.

Grateful for:

So grateful that my daughter was able to perform as planned. As Bryan mentioned to me in a comment, my kids always seem to get sick before a show but with mandatory rehearsals, performers come to work sick as dogs and it spreads around. Plus, long nights, little sleep, stress and not eating right. It adds up. I try to build their immunity up beforehand but it doesn’t always work.

Keeping with the theatre theme, what is your favorite musical? I love Cabaret.

22 thoughts on “Sunday Matters: Wrapping It Up”

  1. Glad your daughter felt well enough to perform. I’m listening to City of Girls and liking it as well. Enjoy your week.

  2. I was only able to see Emma last night in her ensemble role. She is always adorable in everything she does. I’ve enjoyed watching her grow as a performer. All the kids get sick. You know it’s not just your children… It’s like the black plague back there when we were doing props. Glad that you are feeling better after that eggroll and so glad that the show came out fantastic!

  3. Favorite musical? That’s a tough one. But, I’ll go with HAIR. Glad your daughter has had a good time with her show. We’ve been pretty relaxed post-holiday. I go back to work tomorrow, but it’s a soft entry of a week before other teachers return so that’s nice. We just finished the series finale of Jane the Virgin; what a great show!

    1. I’ve never seen Hair or Jane the Virgin! My daughter’s school will be doing Godspell although I hoped they had gone with Jesus Christ Superstar but it could still change.

  4. A junior? Really? For some reason, I thought she was younger…I’ll look forward to hear more about your writing project…After watching that episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which my wife is always trying to get me to watch but I don’t, I think I read somewhere that he’s working on a new standup deal with Netflix…my wife explained to me about mandatory rehearsals, which as a non-theater person sounds crazy. But it is what it is and glad she was able to perform and that it went…and is going…well…favorite musical? Just because my wife hates it ;)…I’ll say…Oklahoma or West Side Story, which she also hates. 🙂

    1. They do a lot of the blocking when they are in production week so one day missed and you’d be lost. When there are large sets involved it could be dangerous even. Coming from me who ran into a set once full on and nearly broke my foot.

      Oklahoma is horrid. I agree.

        1. Who did you play in Oklahoma? I like The Music Man, enough. Haven’t seen The Pajama Game but my daughter likes it. I like all the dark musicals… Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, shows like that.

          1. I was a minor part, the sheriff. I only was in The Music Man at the very beginning, a conductor on the train. The Pajama Game: I was a no-name worker at the factory. Kim likes Sweeney Todd too, but Helena Bonham Carter? Ugh….She did like Angela Lansbury.

  5. I am glad your daughter is feeling better and that the shows went so well for her. I just heard that the lead ballerina in Don Quixote, the ballet my husband was in, is in the hospital for a possible fracture. She fell pretty hard during dress rehearsal the Friday before last. I hope it isn’t from that. She seemed to manage well for both of the actual performances, and so perhaps it came after.

    I hope you enjoy this week! If I had to pick a favorite musical, I would say Les Miserables.

    1. A fracture could be pretty serious for a dancer. I am just so glad that my daughter’s headache left by the time the shows started. I would have been a shame to give it up after all that hard work.

  6. I’m glad she was able to perform. She’s growing as an artist…do I sense another actor in the family?

    I cannot wait to hear more about this writing project. Eddie Murphy returning would bring some great comedy to a rather bland scene, I think.

    Favorite musical I’ve seen is hands down Phantom of the Opera; I’ve seen it the most of any

    1. It’s funny because I think my daughter has done more shows than my son has now. Phantom. I love it as well. I really love Joseph. I need to see more shows.

  7. I’m glad your daughter made it through the performances … and with flying colors, nice! 11th grade now, wow! I look forward to what you think of City of Girls.

    1. I’m sure the venue had a lot to do with it. My kids have done so many musicals that I really should be more familiar with what’s out there. I love Cabaret. I tend to like dark when it comes to musicals not the happy go lucky ones.

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