Thursday, July 31, 2008
My laptop dropped off of the sofa last Sunday, and is now in the shop. On Monday, when I dropped it off, they told me they'd be back to me on Tuesday....it is now Thursday and I haven't heard from them. This frightens me immensely, and can not be good!!!
So, I'm not online as much or able to do many updates. Not much is new, however, so it's not really a big loss to the blogosphere to have fewer posts from moi for now!
Show this weekend - come see it! Friday and Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 - FCC's theatre. It's cute, I promise!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Miss Doris reminded me so very much of mom & Granny. Stubborn, funny, engaging, loving, and just full of herself. Her one daughter used to bring her dogs, Maggie & Milo, in with her during visits, and her other daughter and granddaughter (and great-grandson, Bryce) were here most days. I have become really close to all of them, and this is so damn hard. The tears won't stop and yet I have to finish up my work day.
Miss Doris, I do love you so and know that you're now pain-free and in a much happier place. Memories of the time we got to spend together will be among my most cherished. Say hi to my mom for me, will ya'? *mwah*
I am exhausted. I hate Tech Week. How in the Hell did I allow myself to be roped into this? blah, blah, blah....
So, rather than bore all of you with that mantra, I just haven't been on. But the show opens tomorrow night, I haven't killed any of the divas, and I am proud that I've been able to contribute to this show. It's all good.
Work continues to be very busy and more than a little stressful. The person who (finally) came on board last November as the Director of Admissions & Social Work submitted her resignation yesterday. She's having her first baby in November and hasn't had a particularly easy pregnancy, so she'll be leaving October 3rd. That racheted up my stress level, but I am happy for her and her husband. If any of you reading this know any licensed clinical social workers who might love to work for Citizens (and with me pretty closely), please tell them to get in touch with me!!!
Otherwise, come see Mattress. It's been a wild ride, with a lot of challenges throughout pre-production, but it's turning out to be quite a cute and impressive show. Visit www.fredericktowneplayers.org to find out more and learn how to reserve tickets. Show opens this weekend and continues next weekend.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Thankfully, Jesse Daniel is going to keep Lucy in the evenings next week for us. She can't go to the FCC theatre like she's been going to the FtP studio, and I dreaded crating her from 5:30ish until 11ish every night...she'd never have slept at night that way. So Jesse will let her run around his huge yard or come over here to play with her or a combo of both, and earn some $$$ in the process. And I'll have both puppy peace of mind and sleep for a few hours every night next week. Midnight 'til 5 for a whole work week = one cranky pain in the butt Margie. Oh well.
I wonder what my life will be like in a month or so when Tori can drive? What, oh what, will occupy my time?!??! I guess then I'll be expected to actually dust, vacuum, and have a decently clean house. Yuk. I'd rather be scrapbooking!!!
On to another day...
Monday, July 14, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Rehearsals for Mattress are going pretty well. The show should be cute. I'm helping with costuming, which is a huge stretch for me. As Bruce accurately observed I am not nor have I ever been a "Becky Home-Ec-y" and at age 44 I should know by now how to say NO when asked to do something I really don't want to do. But I remain, as ever, an idiot.
I continue to enjoy Lucy every day. She has been going into Citizens with me in the afternoons while Tori is in driver's ed, and she is a big hit with everyone. She is just such a happy, lovable girl. The residents smile and just ooh and aah over her cuteness. How can anyone be unhappy around a warm puppy???
Well, I have to run and get in to the facility. Maybe they'll have a bed for me to take a nap in today...... Well, one can always dream, can't one?!??
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I was finally able to steal fireworks pics from Tori's Facebook, so here they are. Jim & Jesse sure know how to pick 'em! Much less stressful than trying to find parking at Frederick's Fourth. And we had shelter from the drizzle as well. And Jim & Jesse know what they're doing - don't try this at home!
Hope everyone reading this (All 3 or 4 of you!) had a great weekend. Alas, it is Sunday, the final hoorah before a full work week. Sad that I so look forward to the weekends. And this coming Friday is a long overdue margarita night with my two phenominal friends Syl & Gina. I can't wait to see them!!!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
I spent the time while Tori was in rehearsal tonight taking Lucy to PetSmart and then to Baker Park to hang out for awhile. She is worn out and sleeping soundly in her crate. She met lots of new doggie & human friends on our adventures. I really enjoy hanging out with her in the evenings.
Bruce got home right when we did. He said there was an accident on I-95 which held him up, so he's beat. It is always nice to have him back home after a 4.5 day absence. We plan to spend some family time tomorrow evening at the Misners celebrating Independence Day. We always enjoy our time over there so much, it's very relaxing and peaceful. And there are always gin & tonics & good beer "-)
So, time to relax a bit. This week at work wasn't too terrible, but it was hectic enough. No matter how much I love my work, a bad day at home is better than a good day working!!