*Tulips. It is snowing today, and I am thinking of tulips. (Is it too late to force a few bulbs?)
*Little Sis and her husband are returning from a trip to India today. I can't wait to hear her tales. Sounds like it was quite eye opening.
*The Outsiders. Shocking that I should be thinking about the show, right?! We added the curtain call on Friday morning. I think this is the earliest we have EVER rehearsed a curtain call. Now, if we can just pull it all together this week! (It would help if the actors would attend rehearsals. The principal actors are usually there. The extras have been a lot less reliable.)
*Have I mentioned that my cast guys are hoping to arrange a Flash Mob Fake Fight in the cafeteria to advertise the play? Yeah, we'll see if they can get permission for that one! Oh, and they'd like to teach the principals a few moves so they could join in. Yikes! They are really into the stage combat right now.
*Gel eyeliner. Why has it taken me so long to discover this? I hate those little eyeliner pencils, and liquid eyeliner is a little too much these days. Maybelline makes a great gel eyeliner. Amazing.
*Biting my nails. I took off acrylics last summer, and so I have pretty much been biting my nails ever since. *sigh
*Finishing Julius Caesar using a more Common Core Standard approach. It is time to test, and I need to figure out a more challenging way to do that. I think I know what this Sunday afternoon will be spent doing.
*Oh, and it dawns on me that it has been awhile since I have posted hair pictures. This was from a month or so ago. I think I am at the end of this process.
I am due to take some pictures again. I started this process after a color job last March that I wasn't wild about. Now, I need to find a haircut that I really like.
That is about all that is on my mind today--except for whether we will have school tomorrow or not. I have no control over that, but I need a Plan B.
Coming in like a lion. Snow, sleet, and ice in the forecast. *sigh (Don't get me wrong. I could deal with the forecast, I just can't afford to lose another rehearsal. Gulp!)
I spent the day working on lights in the auditorium. Three students and a guy from U town worked with me from 9-3. The lights are pretty much ready to start programming. The next part is a big job for my little lighting/audio geek. (He's only a freshman, but he knows his way around the light and sound booths.)
So now I am sweating the weather. We have six rehearsals until our final dress rehearsal in front of parents. Yikes!
There is no school at Tiny Town High today. This is our day off for Parent/Teacher conferences, which ended last night.
Except...I am headed in to have rehearsal this morning.
Last night, Little Big Brother oversaw Combat Training for the fight scene, while I was at conferences. When I arrived after conferences, the fighting was in full swing. You have never seen such a hyped group of guys: slamming heads into walls, sucker punching, throwing each other on the floor. They had a great time.
So, going in for rehearsal this morning? I am kind of looking forward to it.
And tomorrow? A guy is coming in to help with the lighting, so my Saturday is going to be full of changing gels and focusing lights.
And I keep telling myself: "This is my last show." "I can do this."
Oh, and since I missed Throwback Thursday--here are K and L. K was two, and L was a newborn.
Things change quickly when you're not looking closely enough.
I had lunch with L and the Little Guy. And we also met with the girls' friend E and her new baby girl. So, this is what our table looked like at lunchtime:
We had a centerpiece of car seats and sleeping babes. Pretty sweet.
Little Mr. E is suffering from the snotty nose, drooling mouth, and projectile spitting up. The cold is new, the drooling will get worse before it gets better, and the projectile spitting up was for Nana's benefit. He was fussing a bit, so I put him on my shoulder and patted his back. His burp sounded like an adult and he must have upchucked a cup of liquid, mainly on me! It's a good thing that little stinker is so darn cute.
It's also a good thing that he doesn't mind posing for pictures. (His hands look enormous--all camera angle.)
Notice the bib--definitely a necessity these days. Either that or he will spend all of his time in really wet t-shirts.
While Momma was gone from out table for a bit, I entertained him with the Bug's favorite toy at that age: Nana's cell phone. He liked looking at himself, and we even took a selfie. (There's a method to my madness. He watches himself in the camera, and Nana shoots the picture.)
The dimple and the eyes have it. Though the drool seemed to be the focal point of this shot. He is checking himself out in my phone's camera. I think he likes what he sees!
Love that little guy! I told him since he was my favorite grandson that I have to be his favorite Nana. He agreed. He's not only handsome, he's smart, too!
Country girl turned small town wife, mother, grandmother, and teacher. In love with my home, family, my small town, and my largely rural high school. A fourth generation teacher, I always learn as much as I teach--sometimes more. Things aren't always perfect, but I tend to look for the good, the funny, and the positive side of things. Happiness is an attitude and when that fails me, sarcastic humor sees me through!
Looking Back On That Day-Part 1
Seeing the town in Daylight- Part 2 Work at the School- Part 3 What I will never forget- Part 4
1st Anniversary Our Town Today- Part 5 2nd Anniversary 2010- Part 6 3rd Anniversary 2011- Part 7