Sunday, October 21, 2012

Crocuses in October!

I passed a house in the neighborhood yesterday that has a front lawn strewn with lavender crocuses!  I'm jealous - I want "encore crocuses" too!  Anyone know whether that's a specific variety, or just a fluke?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Heading into the busy season

And here we go - my next show has its first read-through on Monday.  My pet charity is having a "do" in a couple of weeks on what would have been a rehearsal night, but the director tells me I'm not called that night.  Now the Chief & I can have a "date" during the week, which will feel like playing hooky. :)

The Chief & I will be home for Thanksgiving for a change and are trying to decide on a menu and guest list.  That weekend is usually when I pull out the Christmas china and put away the everyday stuff, so this means we'll have to decide whether we want to eat our Thanksgiving dinner on Christmas dishes, or not bring those out until dessert, or maybe the next day.  Neither one of us is big on rushing the season, so we might not even bring the dishes up from the basement until that Friday.  Yes, it's time-consuming to "rotate" the dishes, but I'm always glad when we do.  We don't decorate the house beyond a few pieces, so the dishes help put us in the Christmas spirit.

I'm taking off the day before Thanksgiving but have to work the day after so there'll be at least someone in the office.  However, since I'll be glad to have Wednesday off to cook, and the day after Thanksgiving is a great day to work because it's so quiet, I don't really mind.

We may be having a sit-down dinner party sometime in December for those friends & neighbors who already have Thanksgiving plans or just because.  The guest list will be driven in part by how many people our table seats w/ all the leaves in; it's been so long since the one time we used them all, neither of us remembers how many fit around the table.

Also on the December schedule is a trip for H's PhD hooding!  It'll be a very quick trip but will be SOOO worth it!

We also have to decide whether we'll do Christmas cards this year and, if yes, whether we'll do a newsletter.  With a dinner party, rehearsals and a trip for a hooding filling December, the cards may end up going out in, oh, January, if at all.

Oh, and I owe D some hemmed curtains; can't forget those, especially now that they're draped all over my sewing table & chair.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

trying to get into this gym habit

I never did get to the gym last week - fed friends dinner Monday night upon returning from the cabin, audition & callback 2 nights, then Thursday night spent packing and trying to de-disasterize the house before flying home Friday morning.  Today, though, I was back in zumba class.  Kicked my butt, but I stuck it out.  No class tomorrow, so I'll get on the machines for the first time in a few weeks.  Not sure whether I'll get to Thursday's zumba class - it starts an hour later, which makes for a late dinner - but I plan to get to the gym and do something, just so I don't get out of the habit.

This has been the toughest part of this whole "gotta get healthy" thing I've been on for over a year and a half.  I started the healthy eating last February, was talking regular "walk breaks" at work, but didn't join the gym until this summer.  It's so easy to say "I don't have time" and go straight home and start on all my "honey do's".  We'll see where I am with this next summer...

Monday, October 15, 2012

"Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee"

I've just been cast in a play, in which my character's name is Sara Lee Turnover.  I'll be playing a pastry!  :D