Friday, April 29, 2011


  • Very tired and I did not even stay up/get up to watch the Royal wedding!  What kind of Anglophile am I? it has been too long since I lived in England I fear - and I miss Princess Diana...
  • Am trying to figure out a way to get my son to his soccer game and my daughter to her canoe racing practice at the same time on the same day in towns 40 miles apart... something has to give there
  • I wish it would stay sunny for more than 2 hours at a time. I also wish that even if the sun does not show up, the rain would stay away for a few days so my basement would dry out. And my slippers - I am tired of the dog drooling in them every time it thunders!
  • Opening the show Home Fires and Reservation Roads  tonight.  I did props and costumes - maybe this is why I am tired.
  • I have 20 more bayberry bushes to plant.
  • My Girl Scouts are not very dedicated to getting things done this year... sigh... 
  • Tomorrow I think I will stay in my jammies all day.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Who's Afraid of Thunder?

   "Not I," said the little red hen.
We have been having some ridiculously strong thunder storms this week.  Last night the thunder and lighting was amazing, but very unsettling to the children. Not one of them was asleep on time, and my eldest was still walking the floor at midnight due to the noise of the thunder.  The dog who is horribly afraid of storms, drooled on everything, then followed me into the bathroom when I was brushing my teeth, and climbed into the shower and hid behind the curtain. I guess it is easier to clean up any drool from in there!
    Even so, this is nothing compared to what the folks in Arkansas and other sections of the South and Midwest are getting.  My thoughts are with all of them. I have been vividly remembering the floods of 2006 when we lost a good chunk of our back yard to flooding.  The hill just dropped off and became a cliff, taking 5  of our pine trees with it and exposing part of the septic tank.
    Today we were in the 80's with sunshine and summer like humidity.  Tonight we are in thunderstorms again.   I suspect all the peas I planted are going to rot and I will have to reseed. What an odd spring.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Monday

      Back to work - three more weeks of classes, then busy with summer stock.  In the meantime this week we have the show Eric Gansworth wrote to be performed at our college, so we are all getting ready for that. I am doing props and costumes, so I am a little busy.

      Easter was spent at Mom's house with many of my nieces and nephews, as well as three of my sisters. We had a good weekend.  We celebrated with Easter egg dyeing,

an egg hunt and a football game

but all on Saturday as we all had to travel on Sunday.
    Sunday we all  drank far too much coffee in a sad attempt to wake up after sitting up until past 4 a.m. talking.  There are some things that are great while you are doing them but the next morning you wonder what you were thinking...this was one of them.   Still, what a treat to spend hours talking with my youngest sister (who lives on the West Coast) and my second youngest niece, who is in college.
    Off to grade papers which should have been done last week, but I allowed myself to break during Spring Break!