I have several "big" posts brewing in my head, but unfortunately today I also have a BIG headache, so those will have to wait. I do have to give some credit where credit's due, though, and encourage you to browse around my blogroll because there are some fantastic things happening and some wonderful posts to read this week. There are so many great ones, I can't even pick a favorite.
Fall has FINALLY arrived, bringing some very welcome cooler temperatures. To celebrate, we turned off the air conditioner and threw open the windows yesterday. They have stayed open since then. We awoke to a cool, crisp breeze and a very fresh-smelling house this morning. The fresh, clean smell has been replaced by the aroma of BBQ pork, which has been simmering in my slow-cooker all morning. Let's just say dinnertime cannot come soon enough today.
I spent last week substituting for one of our assistant stage managers at the theatre. It was the first time I've worked backstage there since 2001. It's funny how some things in life change so drastically, yet others remain almost exactly the same. Our crew chief, Tony, and I fell right back into our old rhythms. He denied me sugar before the show began, lest I get too hyper and drop one of the eight trays full of glassware that I had to carry back and forth from backstage to the kitchen for washing. (Seriously, who thought it was a good idea to let me play with glasses? Did we learn nothing from the entire set of martini glasses I destroyed during Relative Values my last year of grad school? GAH.) The weekend was fun. I enjoyed the energy backstage and the opportunity to work with my friend Tanya again. The play I worked on was great and the cast was delightful. It was a fun break from the norm.
Dean is playing a game today entitled "See How Many Times I Can Make The Short Lady Who Bore Me Change My Outfit." We are currently on outfit #4, if you count the berry-covered pj's I had to strip off of him earlier. I swear I didn't realize I put THAT much sauce on our pizza...most of it ended up on his t-shirt. There was also an incident involving a sippy cup of (thank God) water that we won't talk about any more. We tried to go for a haircut this morning, but the combination of a cranky, freaked-out toddler and a rude stylist sent us running for the door. (Yes,I was THAT mom. Guess we won't be going back there...)
The coming days are going to hold a lot of outdoor activities, baking, cooking and football. Fall, I sure am glad to see you this year. Took ya long enough.