New year, same ol’…

January 8, 2010

What a year, and it has only just begun…

My theater group’s first show of the new year fell onto hard times…Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a really HEAVY load for the actors, particularly for Martha and George.  Unfortunately, the challenge proved more than our Georges (yes, we went through a few) could manage and the production collapsed.  One emergency meeting later, we had chosen a new show to put in its place (The Dixie Swim Club) and had cast ourselves and our friends in the five roles (five women who met on the college swim team meet up every August at a beach cottage, the play calls for them to age from 44 to 49 to 54 to 77 during the course of the show).  So, suddenly, there are lines to learn, a stage manager to find, publicity and sets and costumes and aging make-up and … OHMYGOSH, what have we done???  6-1/2 weeks to pull it together and pull it off.  Most pressing, however, is a major overhaul of the website.  I think I know what I’ll be doing this weekend.

Life has returned to as close to normal as things ever are on the homefront.  My in-laws are back at home in Maine, making some adjustments in their living arrangements to help them both be safe and more comfortable.  Hus was lucky enough to be able to spend a lot of time with them over the past couple of weeks and was thankfully able to help them get everything taken care of.  So glad he is home, though, and I have him back for a while.

My darlin’ daughter is running her first Disney half marathon tomorrow…she is amazing!  Her inspiration derives from a story she did on the half marathon two years ago.  And her incredible husband will be there rooting for her and, I’ll bet, tweeting her progress.  Go Widricks!  And let’s all cross our fingers that the weather cooperates and they don’t FREEZE…

There are lots of disadvantages to having family spread all over the world.  I miss my sisters and kids and cousins and parents and aunts and uncles and in-laws who are spread all over the country and world (Alaska, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, not to mention New Zealand and Australia).  There are advantages, too, and one of them is the photos we share.  Just a few:

Maine

Maine

Alaska

Alaska

New Zealand

New Zealand

Nice, eh?

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One Response to “New year, same ol’…”

  1. karen Says:

    My Hubby and I have done some plays……they all come together when it’s time for the curtain to rise….even when the leading man still has his script in his pocket five minutes before the show starts.


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