Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Busy Bees

One week down and one to go in the craziness we call life around here! Will you allow me a little time to brag?

All last week, Miss K had been at school from 7:10 every morning until 7, 8, or 9 at night depending on the night! She is one exhausted baby. All I want to do is cuddle her up in her blanket and tuck her in, but I can't. She had one last performance last night and tonight they break down the set. Being one of only a couple of freshman to make the play has been quite the experience. Balance has been a tough thing to find for her lately. She was Julia in Macbeth at the Midnight Carnival. Nothing like a little Shakespeare mixed in with Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes to get the blood pumping on Halloween Night. Oh, how our world has changed from the days of dressing up in a Winnie the Pooh costume with her footie jammies underneath, trick or treating in the snow. 

Miss H got hit with the double wammy over these two weeks. We missed Miss K's opening night because Miss H had her own performance. She also had daily after school rehearsals leading up to her October Overture, fortunately she got to come home at 5 or so. A little down time is an absolute necessity for this child. Anywho, we support both of our girls, but the middle school and its choir director hold a special place in our volunteer hearts. So, we were there, right along with Miss H, doing what we do. LIGHTS! I love playing with our color LED's and GLEE lends itself all too well to a little lighting fun. This week she is performing in one of our local show rooms with the County's Honor Choir. That means every afternoon is devoted to rehearsal, again...Sadly, we don't get to play techies for this one. We have to be content just watching the performance. Have I ever described how this family is NOT known for sitting on the sidelines watching life go by? Its tough to just watch. 

And the weekend? Well, it should have meant a little time to catch up on things, but noooooo. Instead, our family that we choose (aka our best friends) invited us to a movie on Friday. Oh yeah, we didn't have school on Friday. We got that day off to celebrate Nevada joining the union...Forgot that part. So, we went to see the new Three Musketeers. We loved it. Great, classic swashbuckler movie with a modern twist. Very us. KWIM? Then Saturday, we had a wedding to attend that we had only learned of earlier in the week. Not only was it short notice, but we had to arrive in costume. Good thing we had all our pirate gear in order. I spent the day working on a personalized gift, while the girls attempted to catch up on home work, and off we went to witness our friends tie the not...along with half of the Truckee Meadows. You see, they chose to be married downtown, along the river front. Beautiful setting. And the weather could not have been more perfect. But, being Halloween weekend meant that there was a trick or treat crawl for the kiddies. I'm so glad we decided to leave early and enjoy a glass of wine before the ceremony. The costumes were fantastic and Mr Shawn was a huge hit as Jack Sparrow. Rock star for a day! And Sunday? Well we watched football with some friends and then took the girls to their first haunted house experience. Miss H chickened out. The girl walking around before we bought tickets was enough of a deterrent for her.

 Miss K has never been so scared in her life. Daddy had to practically drag her thru one section. I think its safe to say she won't want to do that ever again.

I can't wait to get back to fluffing up the house for fall. Its finally cooled off for the year. I thoroughly enjoyed our Indian summer, but now its time to bring on the cozy...

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