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Chatter about everyday life. This may include kids and work stuff.

Sunday Matters: Long Live The Arts

Sunday Matters

It’s lunch time for me and I am coming to you late today. There just hasn’t been much time to sit down, much less to write. I really haven’t been all that busy, just distracted which I mentioned in my previous post. I’ve never been much of a dreamer but these days I spend a good chunk of my day staring off into space. It kind of feels good but doesn’t make for productive days.

Right Now:

The Hub and Girl are visiting with family, just a few miles away going over some personal belongings left by my father-in-law. The Teen is at the theatre doing a full run-thru for Little Shop of Horrors. I am just trying to catch-up on stuff around the house and prepare for the middle-school service later.

This Week:

Everyone is busy this week but I am sure that comes as no surprise. Tech rehearsals Monday and Wednesday with shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Girl and Teen are both in a choir festival this Tuesday night and The Girl has a track meet on Saturday during one of the shows but it’s a home meet at the same school so I will be doing double duty. Watching her events and working the show at the same time.

This week has been a challenge for the theatre program at the high school. It’s hard to believe how important the arts are when the school administration challenges them with things like last minute charges of $2000+ for the use of their own brand new performing arts center. Or, charging them another $2000 to remove the orchestra pit cover which can only be removed by crane. I mean, it’s the first theatrical performance in the venue. Did it not occur to anyone that the orchestra pit might be needed? The show is this week!!! Absolutely ridiculous.

All we can do as parents is try to make it as stress-free for the kids as possible. Feed them, support them, try to allow them to concentrate on the show and not all this administrative stuff that goes along with it. Give me strength.

Reading:

Wrapping up my current book. Not sure what to read next. I have Simon Van Booy’s new one and Stewart O’Nan’s new one and one from Library Thing, The Library atMount Char which to be honest I started but man, it is weird.

Watching:

Not much. Fear The Walking Dead is very disappointing. Due to my being so distracted lately, movies don’t hold much appeal either. I’ve been battling a sinus and ear infection which came out of nowhere. No symptoms except pain which is a totally drag. Makes me antsy.

Making:

Not a thing. All I want are take-out salads and maybe some Chinese food here and there. I do  have to bake brownies for concessions though at some point.

Grateful for:

Since the prom was the day after the funeral. I never got to share the prom pics with you. I posted them on Facebook but here’s one for you. I am grateful that The Teen was able to attend prom. It was looking a little dicey with the funeral schedule and all.

By the way, the corsage was made with the pages of The Color Purple, her favorite book.

Prom 2016

Feeling Pensive

New York City

Everything seems to be happening quickly these days. Senior year will do that to a person. The Teen is currently on a trip to New York City for choir. The show he is in, Little Shop of Horrors is at the end of April, prom is in a little over two weeks, there’s a choir concert coming up, a banquet, some festivals to participate in and then graduation will be upon us.

Where did the time go?

The Girl is wrapping up 7th with her choir festival, numerous track meets and we are already thinking about summer camp. SO much is on my mind these days.

Plus, my boss quit. I’ll just leave it at that.

It’s funny because I go from thinking about college stuff, to thinking about how I really need a new purse. My mind is not able to focus on any one task for very long. I need an hour or two to just stare blankly at a wall.

This is where reading is such a blessing. You’d think that my brain’s lack of focus would not bode well on the reading front, but quite the opposite. All this nervous energy has me racing through books. Good ones, too. I just finished Hour of the Bees which was surprisingly good given its magical elements (not usually a fan).  I am currently reading Tuesday Nights in 1980  and it’s good so far. I am thinking about picking up Walden.  I picked up a copy and it’s been staring me in the face for a couple of months.

Walden

I’m not sure what the next few weeks will bring but I can’t tell you how much all of your comments mean to me. I am blessed to be able to connect with so many of you via social media because seriously, hearing from you guys makes me smile each and every time.

Plus, there are always books to discuss. Am I right?  I’m counting on it because as one leaves the nest, I may be a puddle of goo by the time all this is said and done.