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Sunday Matters: The End of the Road

Sunday Matters

It felt like it took a really long time to get to today but we are finally here. The last day of high school was last week and tonight, we are all heading down to see The Teen compete for Best Actor at The Jerry Herman Awards.

Jerry Herman logo.

After a full day of rehearsal yesterday, he came home with a sore throat! WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN?? He just went down for more rehearsal and will be there all day until the awards start. It’s going to be a long, long day for him. Positive thoughts and prayers, please.

Later this morning we have The Girl’s end of the season track party which happens to be a swim party and it’s seriously cold here (54 degrees). We’ll see how that goes!

Then, we head down to Hollywood to see the awards show. Can’t wait.

Right Now:

I’ve had two cups of coffee but in all honesty, need like 5 to get going this morning.

This Week:

This week is all about end of the year stuff. The Girl has a choir concert on Tuesday and The Teen graduates on Wednesday and then on Friday, The Teen has his Senior Showcase for Theatre so one more performance to go!

Reading:

I am very close to finishing Father’s Day by Simon Van Booy. I’ve read his short story collections before but this one is a novel and has a very different feel to it. I am enjoying it.

Watching:

My mind has been all over the place so right now I am watching whatever sounds good. I managed to see snippets of The Truman Show lat night. I’ve seen it before but had forgotten how good it is. I’ve also watched Lolita and several episodes of The Wonder Years.

Making:

We grilled steaks last night and they were fabulous. I’ve been to the market three times this week and still have nothing to make for the week. That’s how distracted I am.

Grateful for:

Fun people. My quality of life has improved so much just because of the people I choose to hang out with. Hanging out with fun people, people who make you laugh is really the best thing ever. No matter how tough a day or week is, if you can laugh at the end of it then all is good.

What’s going on with you?

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