Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday thoughts

    I do not know why I thought that, with teaching three classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, it  was a good idea to move my Girl Scout meetings to Thursday nights!  Whew!
    Of course, after a first meeting tonight,  I have to miss next week's meeting due to the final dress rehearsal for Of Mice And Men at CRT.   Such is my schedule these days.
    Tickets are going fast for the show, so get them sooner rather than later.
    Below are a couple of images from another CRT show I did this summer, The Last of the Boys.

       The cast of this show was amazingly sweet to work with, especially Steven Patterson, who played Jeeter, and who is as talented as he is nice. I am a fan!
     Here are a couple from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) - also a CRT production (I am the costume designer, so I do all the shows).
Titus Andronicus as a cooking show

Romeo shying away from the sword swinging Tybalt

     Lots still to do to get ready for the opening next week, but, as Scarlett O'Hara might say, "Tomorrow is another day."

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Birthday, Leonard Cohen - a day late!

Yesterday was this amazing song writer's birthday. Leonard Cohen  was born  9/21/1934 and the music he has given the world  seems to be his gift to us. Thanks, Mr. Cohen!


Hops, harvests, and happy boys

   The hops are in.  We are new to this, so we think we did well - but who knows.  We got several ounces (when dried) of the Casceade, and the Nugget is still downstairs in a room with the dehumidifier, drying on a screen.
The hops, close up and personal
hubby and his hops
      I must say, as a non-beer drinker, I think they smell disgusting - a cross between marijuana and cat pee - but my husband assures me they smell citrus-y and piney - just as they should.
    After the drying the next step is brewing - I will let him do that project.  I'll stick to making wine!

    One of the nice things about living near Cooperstown, NY - aside from the baseball Hall of Fame - is the Farmer's Museum.  Every year they offer classes - my beekeeping classes were taken there, have fun family events like the Sugaring Off Sundays in March celebrating the maple harvest, and we have the Fall Harvest Festival.  This year I worked at the Harvest Festival as a volunteer.  What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!  My assignment was to be traffic control inside the grounds.  Basically, I kept folks from walking in front of the horse drawn hay wagons.  I was amazed at how many people were willing to risk their safety by crossing in front of a pair of Percherons!  These are BIG horses, no Shetland ponies, yet people would race across the lane, rather than wait 30 seconds for the wagons to pass.  Hmm...

      I had lost the chord to my camera so forgot to download shots of the last day before school.  My youngest had a friend over and the highlight of the morning was wrapping themselves in a cocoon of hammock and swinging each other the extreme angles.  Even my daughter got into the fun!

getting ready

extreme hammock swinging!

big sister's turn!