Each day this week, I'm joining up with other bloggers and the brilliant Mel at Adventuroo to document a week in my life.
What a day! Dean appeared in our room at 5:55am, declaring it MORNING. I told him no, so he climbed in the bed, shoving me to the middle. Dean is like a tiny human furnace, so between the body heat coming from him on one side and Marcus on the other, I was sweating through my pj's by 6:30. I finally managed to climb out from under our giant comforter and drift back to sleep for a bit. We all got up, got dressed, had some breakfast and watched an episode of Clifford before I took Dean to school. He was happy to go this morning and immediately found some friends and cool things to play with. I came back home, answered some work emails and talked to Marcus. We realized yesterday that I'd need to stay in Montgomery (where I work--an hour away) on Thursday night, so I got Dean's clothes ready for Friday, packed my bag and got ready to go. I took a shower, then talked to my dad on the phone before hitting the road.
I needed lunch, so I stopped at Subway. Nothing really sounded appetizing to me, but a sandwich seemed easy enough. The sandwich I ended up creating was...odd. I always forget that I don't like turkey and provolone together, and the combination of vegetables and honey mustard was just strange. But I ate it and it filled me up. It should be noted that I ate it in the car. I can eat just about anything in the car, the most impressive being a soft taco.
Top right: Dean at school creating a pyramid with these neat little wooden men.
Bottom left: My argyle socks vs my flowered Converse. Fashion disaster, that's me.
Bottom right: Dean's art project from yesteray. He said it's a tree and he painted it with a leaf. Very cool.
I got to Montgomery around 12:45 and stopped to drop my stuff off at the apartment. We have apartments for company housing and my employers are gracious enough to give me one for when I need to stay over. I'm in a new place this season. It's on the first floor, which is divine. I saw one of our incoming cast members, a guy I've worked with several times, and got to hug him and chat a bit. Katy met me outside and we made a Starbuck's run on our way in to work.
Work was nuts. We finished a lot of paperwork, then headed up to our rehearsal studio to tidy up a bit before some meetings this afternoon. On our epic Target shopping adventure the other day, Katy and I picked up some stick-on mustaches, which we shared with everyone who wanted one today.
Top middle: My semi-gross sandwich.
Top right: My bed at the apartment, complete with Dean's old Cars comforter.
Bottom: Hannah-Jean, my other lovely assistant, in a top hat and 'stache, sitting in a sleigh, holding a basket of crabs. Our job is so weird.
After an insane afternoon, Hannah-Jean, Katy and I ran to get some Mexican food for dinner. The two of them ordered what turned out to be the biggest burritos in the world. I had a fajita quesadilla. After we ate, we went BACK to work (now you see why I stayed over) and moved a bunch of stuff from one studio to the other so the room would be a bit more tidy for our first rehearsal on Friday. I got to the apartment around 9 and settled in. I thought I heard a couple of my returning actors outside, so I popped my head out. It was my neighbor whom I'd talked to earlier and a new guy. I was in my pajamas. WIN.
I talked to Marcus and he said he and Dean had good days and that Dean went to bed with no trouble. I hate missing bed time, but there was just no point in me getting home at 10:15 and having to get up and drive right back at 7 in the morning, ya know?
Friday will (hopefully) be interesting because it's the first day of rehearsal! I hope to take lots more pictures.