Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How to make everyone hate you - at the movies

arrive AFTER the movie has already started.

use your cell phone's flashlight to find your seats while carrying a ton of stuff so your light is shining all over the place

instead of choosing seats in the almost empty theater away from everyone so as to not disturb them with your flashlight, ton of stuff and two children...NOPE go for the row that is right next to everyone else who happened to get to the theater early to choose good seats!

bring your two children who didn't want to see the were just there to see the movie yourself.

bring tons of stuff to keep said children occupied so while they weren't bugging you at all because you've been ignoring them since birth, their noise was only annoying to the people you chose to sit next to.

make sure the stuff you brought to keep your kids occupied is extra potato chips in a crinkly bag and nice crackly water bottles.

ignore the fact that your child keeps hopping up during the movie using the seat in front of him as a brace...and pulling the hair of the person who was sitting there.

also ignore the fact that your child is sick and spewing germs all over the people that you chose to sit near because well you're an idiot who thinks that staying home when sick is for the weak.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Day Book

I'm going to try this in a feeble attempt to get this blog going again.  LOL
For Today... 11 May 2015
Outside my window... stupie neighbor is power washing his extra driveway that is right up against the retaining wall for my practically right outside my window.  ugh! 
I am to KILL neighbor and hide the body.  Why won't these people MOVE?!?! They have the original family...parents & 3 adult boys + at least one gf/wife/babymommah and child.  I don't understand why NONE of the boys has ever moved out.  Unfortunately, father is a contractor so I'm sure he has finished the basement to make plenty of living bunkers for the entire clan with room for gf/wife/babymommahs for the other two boys also!  apparently multiple complaints to the HOA are worthless and make him less likely to sell & move as then all the leans would be finally collected.
I am thankful... that my cold is almost over...I think.  I'm coughing a lot this morning, which I hope means that my body is trying to expel the last of this.
I am wearing... PJ's of course...I'm still sick!
I am creating... phlem!  sorry.
I am going... to Orange Leaf this afternoon for a fundraiser.  I'll drug up if necessary, but I sure hope that I don't have to.
I am wondering... If I should move my blood donation appointment to next week instead.  I should go check the guidelines.
I am reading... Harry Potter again.  I picked it up to give me something to read while I'm on the elliptical, but I haven't done that since I got sick on Thursday.

I am hoping... that I can feel well enough to exercise soon.
I am learning... how to get Sullivan Promotions to stop calling me!  bwahaha!  Jerks woke me up with a call at 9am today.  Sick people don't want to be called at such an early hour!  Or any hour for that matter!
In my garden... pretty sure that anything I had going is hurting pretty badly now...we lost a huge chunk of the apple tree yesterday.  I hope my one lone garlic survived.

In my kitchen... should be quiet for the next two days.  But then will be filled with foods hubby hates!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sewing season

Sunday at Church one of my daughter's friends asked if I might be able to hem up a dress she had bought for her to wear this Thursday!  Lucky for her I wasn't committed to sewing costumes for a show and had plenty of time.  Of course I had no idea what I was getting into until I saw the dress.

She came over Sunday afternoon and I saw that the dress would have to be taken up in the waist as the bottom was too intricate (there were a lot of layers of very sheer material).  But taking it up in the waist means adjusting the zipper.

So I pinned up the length, removed half the zipper, sewed the hem up, and then reattached the zipper.  As alterations go, this was not all that difficult. 

Then yesterday I learned that the show that my daughter's theater group is currently doing (Darly didn't audition for it as the songs drive her buggy) will be getting the costumes that they are renting this week and have to scramble to get them all fitted to the kids as they open next week!  So I contacted the gal in charge of costumes.  and Darly & I will be helping to fit the costumes this weekend.  There are also several dresses that will need hemming.  FUN!

If you don't see me for a while, I'll be sewing.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Mixed emotions

Today I posted craigslist ads for all of my camping gear. 

It is well past time to get rid of it all as we haven't even bothered to try camping for over 2 years and really we haven't had a good time camping in a very long time.

And yet I still think that if I just found the perfect camping spot I might have a good time.  sigh!

We haven't camped in the tent for a very long time, the last two times renting a cabin instead.  Even with the cabin I didn't get any sleep at all. 

So yes it is time to let it all go.  Now hopefully someone out there is looking to create great memories with their family with all my gear.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Driving! ACK!!!

Darly has actually been old enough to start driving for a while.  A good year and a half.  But she hasn't wanted to do it.  Honestly she is still very nervous about it.

However, I am getting very tired of being the mom taxi for a kid who could be schlepping herself all over town.  Just last Saturday she "needed" to go to the park to meet up with her friends...I sat in the car during this as it was too far to drive home...and I didn't want to go shopping.

She HAS finally read the driver's handbook.  She HAS finally took the online test and passed it.

She STILL isn't all that interested in driving though.  But she'll need to hold her permit for a year before she's allowed to get her I would like to get her started before it's time for her to go off to college as I don't want her to be like a friend of ours who has her mom drive up to college (an hour + away) every weekend to bring her home and then back again.  bah!

She is nervous that she'll forget everything and/or the actual test will be poorly worded like the online test and trick her into choosing the wrong answer.  I'm sure she'll do fine.  She's been correcting my driving.  ;)

Update of sorts...

This is an update to the When it rains it pours post.

Yesterday was the audition for Show A.  Darly decided to not do it.  She gave a very good reason for not auditioning.  Even though I wanted her to go and prove them wrong about their opinion of her acting training she was right.  Her reason was that she did not want to take a part away from someone who actually wanted to be in the show.  Knowing that if she did get cast, she was going to turn down the part.  I felt this showed great maturity on her part...or at least a very good excuse making skill.  ;)

This show had a new screenplay and new songs written by the director.  A friend of ours warned that the director could be very picky about how he wants things to go and might cancel the show on a whim if he doesn't get his way.

This was the show where the artistic team had a very poor opinion of the theater company that Darly has been with for the past 4 years and had me change Darly's resume to omit all references to that company...including the part about her stage combat skills because they wouldn't be "up to snuff" because they were for the "inferior" theater company.  :p

Other red flags...
They were planning to use the local theater here for the show, but had not booked it. 
The run date for the show is in August with rehearsals starting in July but casting it now.
The actors are supposed to get paid (nicely) but I couldn't see where the money was coming from as it is an expensive theater to rent.

The good thing is now we don't have to worry about Show A anymore.  Leaving shows B & C free and clear for being more conflicting schedules.... although I did find another show to audition for.  ;)  I'm saving it as a back up for if she doesn't get into show B.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Lez do it!

sorry, channeling Tone Loc there.

For not being "in a show" Darly has had a very busy schedule of late.

Last weekend:
Improv show at 11am
meeting at 3pm
church at 9:30
dance at 11
voice lesson at 3

Oh and she had improv practice the Wednesday before

This weekend is a bit calmer
she has a "competition"'s a weird thing that her voice teacher wants her to do.
and just dance tomorrow

but on the horizon
voice lesson
possible improv practice
vet for Lilly
blood donation for me

then the two auditions!

She has FINALLY finished reading the driver's hand book.  Now to get her to take the online test a few more times so that she is comfortable taking the test so we can get that over with.  She is still petrified of taking the driver's test and driving too.  sigh!  But mom is sick of being her taxi.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Getting back into the game...

So right now our weekly schedule has changed.  Not that it was all that set before, but before I knew that Friday evening and Saturday would be busy with rehearsals.  We don't have that now.

I also used to have grocery shopping day tacked onto voice lesson day as we were already out of the house and I was showered and dressed.  But Darly has asked that we stop doing that because by the time we get to the grocery store it is packed with moms herding their cats while talking on their phones...and is frankly a mad house.  sigh

So here I sit on Thursday in my pj's dreading getting dressed so I can go to the store to buy all the stuff we are out of.  sigh

Anyone got any motivation???  One would think that the lack of lunch items and coffee for tomorrow would be motivation...but really not so much.  :-/