Monday, November 17, 2008

Things I am excited for...

#1- This weekend is our last performances of "Lucky Stiff"! It's been a great run, but I'm ready to have my life back

#2- WE CLOSE ON OUR HOUSE THIS FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy Smokes, I can't believe it!

#3- Saturday, the PRIVATE screening of Twilight!!!! Woo! Over 40 females getting steamed up over our favorite vampire Edward. What is better than that?

#4- My brother is coming to town! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, November 16, 2008

It's GOOD to be alive!

Alright, so while I have time in between performances, I thought I would just give a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has come to see my show! I have felt so loved these last three days just seeing how many members have come to Lucky Stiff! I appreciate it so much!!! And for everyone else, The show has been going AWESOME!!! We have nearly sold out the last two nights, and the audiences have been laughing non-stop the entire show. Everyone has come to ask if I'll be directing again at the theatre... I hope so! This whole experience has been so Amazing! Ahhhh the blessings of living in a small town. I just don't know if I would get so many opportunities anywhere else! I'd also like to thank Priscilla for lending me her husband. Throwing this show together so fast was very time consuming, but it wouldn't have been nearly as good without your husband's talents... and lovely figure in a dress! hahahaha! THANK YOU!!! And don't forget, we still have one more weekend if you've missed the show! November 20,21, and 22nd! I LOVE YOU GUYS - Maria, Maren, Priscilla, anyone else I missed who reads my blog, YOU ARE THE BEST!!!

p.s. Elise and Christina, I know you'd come if you could so I thank you too!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

This blog isn't really for anyone. I have a friend who is working on a masters degree in Drama therapy. It's very fascinating and right now she is learning about the power of poetry. She was given the challenge of writing an "I Am" poem and then challenged her readers to do the same. I thought I'd try it... since it works as therapy and all. Here it is:

I am artistic and passionate
I wonder where life is leading me
I hear music everywhere
I see my daydreams coming true
I want to be remembered
I am artistic and passionate

I pretend that not-knowing doesn’t scare me
I feel there may be a pot of gold at the end of all rainbows
I touch bright colored canvases
I worry about the world
I cry when I disappoint others
I am artistic and passionate

I understand my life is a series of choices
I say thank you for the blessings I have received
I dream that I’ll keep getting better
I try to make a difference
I hope I’ll achieve greatness
I am artistic and passionate

It is a very thought-provoking process, Thank you Anna for your insight. I just thought I'd post the outline in case anyone else wanted to take a few minutes to ponder their lives.
I am (two special characteristics you have)
I wonder (something you are especially curious about)
I hear (an imaginary sound)
I see (an imaginary sight)
I want (an actual desire)
I am (the first line of the poem repeated)
I pretend (something you actually pretend to do)
I feel (a feeling about something imaginary)
I touch (an imaginary touch)
I worry (something that really bothers you)
I cry (something that makes you very sad)
I am (the first line of the poem repeated)
I understand (something you know is true)
I say (something you believe in)
I dream (something you actually dream about)
I try (something you really make an effort about)
I hope (something you actually hope for)
I am (first line of the poem repeated)
And that is it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I keep telling myself... It's almost over....

Tonight is our very last dress rehearsal for the musical I have been directing, "Lucky Stiff". We have thrown this musical together in a remarkable amount of time... just five weeks. I honestly didn't think it was going to turn out since I had no stage manager, no tech crew, and only Mondays and Wednesdays to stage and choreograph all of the big numbers. But, as of last night I think we have a pretty darned good show. And I am very proud of myself, I have managed to keep my stress levels down pretty well this entire time. There have only been a few times when I have lost it... This past Friday when my entire flakey band quit on me without so much as an apology. Thank goodness I have a tried-and-true pianist who has accepted the challenge of carrying the show on her own. This past Friday as well, when two girls showed up to volunteer as stage managers and then tried to direct the show themselves. And today... I spent the entire morning painting a stupid sign for the show just to have Barry come home and point out that I painted the wrong name on it. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
Don't be surprised to see me with bald patches all over, I might just rip out my hair!

Friday, November 7, 2008

My Bucket List.

My friend Emily just posted a bucket list blog. It made me think what might be on my bucket list so I thought I would copy her- Thanks Em! For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, a bucket list is a list of things you need to do before you kick the bucket (die).

1- Finish writing a musical
2-have it produced professionally (anywhere)
3- Ride a rollercoaster (This one just might not happen though)
4- Go camping at least once (I've never been)
5- Make it back to Broadway
6- Perform in a professional musical
7- Travel somewhere out of the country
8- serve a mission with Barry (I'm copying this one!)
9- Meet John and Rachel Ricks and Ryan and Michelle Ricks. (and all of their children)
10- own a big screen T.V. (haha)
11- Finish my bachelor's degree
12- Get my entire house clean and keep it that way (this one just might not happen either)

That's all that just popped into my head. But I'm gonna make this a tag, and tag EVERYONE! It's fun to plan out your life a little! What's your Bucket list?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Oh No!!!

Recently, our son has turned into the Mean kid. When he gets mad, he will throw things or hit us... or both. And yesterday I went to go talk to the apartment manager who owns a dog, and when I turned around to check on Grayson, he was throwing a pinecone at the Dog!!! Before I could get to him, he nailed that poor dog in the face. He threw two more pinecones at him before I took him inside. AND, yesterday he threw the biggest fit at Walmart because I wouldn't let him push the buttons on the keypad at the cash register. My mom told me that kids who feel the most loved and comfortable with their home surroundings end up being the brattiest. So how in the world do I fix this? Stop loving my child?!?! :) I'm just wondering where he picked up this behavior because I've never seen another child act like this around him, and we definitely never watch violent movies when he is awake... Hmmmm. And I thought they stayed perfect and sweet forever. haha