So. It’s been a while, huh?
Don’t worry (you weren’t) – everything is fine. Better than fine! There have been no tragedies or major life upheavals or anything of that nature. We’ve just been busy. So incredibly, insanely busy. And when that happens, blogging is the first thing to go (as well as watering all the stupid flowers we were so stupidly excited to plant in May — WHY CAN’T YOU SUSTAIN YOURSELVES ON RAINWATER, YOU LEAFY LITTLE TIME-SUCKS?!). So that’s the reason why I’ve been so quiet around here and also the reason why I no longer have hanging plants on my porch. I’m more OK with the lack of flowers than the lack of blogging, but I’m trying not to feel too guilty about either one.
Guilty not because I think whoever’s reading this (is…anyone still reading this?) is just CLAMORING to hear more about my life, but because I really do adore writing here and chronicling all the shit that happens in life. I’ve also been writing here for six years, and that’s a lot of memories. It’s also a lot of time. And DAMN, I wish I had more time.
I know, I know — we’re all busy. I have a full-time job, a family, a handful of freelance jobs, and (currently) a role in a play that is turning out to be SO FUCKING COOL, INTERNET, I LOVE THIS PLAY. And there’s nothing that would make me happier than to be able to write all about this hectic summer right here so I don’t forget one single solitary second of it…but then it’s 11:30pm and the kitchen needs cleaned and I need to be awake in seven hours to start the whole circus all over again and MAMA IS TIRED.
Tired, but happy. So happy. I may look like absolute worn down death on the outside, but on this inside I am 100%
And then it got to the point where I had SO MUCH to say & share here that it became straight-up overwhelming, and the thought of uploading the ten gazillion photos I have of July-August 2013 gave me an instant brain cramp and HEY–shouldn’t I really be having a beer and watching The Campaign for the 15th time? YES.
Anyway. I thought I’d break the ice here and try to see if it gets me back into the habit. I gots a lot to share, including: the time a bird got stuck in our chimney, Sadie’s burgeoning love affair with ballet, the massively fun time I have having with this show, and–AND!–I even took all the photos to do one of those “A Day in the Life” posts…even though the day in question was about 2 weeks ago. Eh. Details.
As for today, we have the final preview of the show before the opening performance tomorrow, and I couldn’t be happier with how the whole process has gone. There were a lot of daytime rehearsals for this show, meaning that my day would often consist of a few hours of office work, a few hours of rehearsal, and my evenings totally free to spend with Brad and Sadie. THIS WAS AWESOME. Why can’t every day be like that?
Brad’s show also went incredibly well, and it was hard for him to come down from the experience, just like it’s going to be hard for me when my show closes at the end of the month. I’m really the best the way I’m anticipating the sadness of my show closing BEFORE IT HAS EVEN OPENED, but that’s how I do.
And Sadie…well, she is really something else. Funny, sensitive, impressively mature in so many ways (but still prone to epic hysterics if you tell her all her dresses are in the laundry and she has to wear shorts), and really, really hard to be away from. I thought doing shows would get easier as she got older, but that’s not necessarily the case. She remembers all the days I’m gone, and it’s sometimes hard to get synched back up with her once I’ve been rehearsing for a couple nights in a row. She has a very subtle way of freezing me out when I come back around after being gone; sometimes she warms back up within minutes, other times she seems to take it out on me by not listening & acting out…or maybe that’s just my guilt-ridden imagination. Either way, we’ll both get over it.
So that’s the wide angle view. I hope I’ll be back soon. But that’s all I got for today.