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The Week Ahead: January 26-February 1, 2009

I am not going to follow the format of my regular Week Ahead posts because this is production week for The Music Man which means I am completely consumed with the show and all that goes with it.

The only downside is that I am also working this week. I would love to take the week off to avoid all the running around but I can’t see using vacation time for that, so I make do by leaving early.

My week will be filled with shuttling my son back and forth, working backstage, making lists, and then making sure all the kids have what they need before they go on-stage. It’s very exciting when the show starts but leading up to it can be a bit crazy.

Needless to say my reading has taken a backseat. All will be normal again by this time next week when I will be luxuriating in something called “free time”.

Don’t forget to enter my Ransom My Heart giveaway which ends on 1/31. You can read about it here.

Oh…and the Superbowl? I normally attend a party given by a friend but I will be working the show so I won’t be able to experience the great food, the loud shouts or the very, very funny commercials. I’m not that into sports but I am rooting for Arizona!

The Week Ahead: January 19-25, 2009

I’ve got a busy week ahead of me. Some of it fun. Let’s see if I can keep this short:

Monday, January 19, 2009 – No school or work today due to the MLK holiday. Right now I have a picnic lunch planned since it was too windy to do it yesterday. However, the kids may want to see a movie instead. Either way, at some point I will be on the couch reading 🙂 Of course it won’t be during 24. I have to focus on Jack Bauer and all his running, yelling glory.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 – The BIG day. My work is having an Inauguration Breakfast this morning. The menu includes a waffle bar with all the fixin’s. We’ll nosh and watch the event in HD. I won’t be able to watch all of it because today is also the first day that my photography class meets. In the evening, we have a Music Man rehearsal and I will be taking notes for production week which is four days away.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 – Work and meetings. In the evening, more rehearsal but I don’t have to attend this one so I will wait in the car with a book. I’ll be starting The Bone People tonight for my book club.

Thursday, January 22, 2009 – Work and my photography class. Tonight is my book club’s big book selection meeting for 2009. We choose the books that we will read for the rest of the year. Yikes! I want to pitch at least two books but I keep changing my mind. I think one of them will be The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti. There’s been some interest in The Gargoyle as the second but I’m not sure. Ideas? Once we decide, I will post the list.

Friday, January 23, 2009 – Nothing going on today. It will be a good day to catch-up on work stuff and any reading I need to wrap-up later this evening.

The Weekend – On Saturday my daughter and I are going to a Mommy and Me Stampin’ Up workshop. On Sunday, we are in the theatre and production week begins. This is a tough week. There are some late nights and my daughter, who is not in this show, will miss me dearly as she will only see me in the mornings until the show wraps after Superbowl weekend. My son is still recovering from his surgery so I hope he holds out okay.

What do you have planned this week?