If you're just tuning in for the first time this week, I'm doing A Week In My Life, prompted by Mel over at Adventuroo. Each day I'll document my day through pictures and words. Hop over to Mel's blog to check out others' posts!
Tuesdays are a little nutso around here. In our house, Tuesday is more like Monday because it's my first day of the work week, Dean's first day of the school week and Marcus has an 8:15am faculty meeting. I got up early this morning to shower before everyone else was awake. When I came out of the bathroom, I saw this:
Dean woke up in a great mood, ready to play Trio blocks. I bought a Trio Joker Laugh Factory on sale at Target waaaay back in May and hid it in my trunk behind the fondue pot. (What? Doesn't everyone keep a fondue pot in their trunk?) We went to the grocery store last week and the bagger offered to help bring our things to the car. While unloading our groceries, she pointed out the blocks to Dean and would not let it go. Dean saw them and got very excited. So I caved an let him have them. We've enjoyed playing with them this week. But seriously? GRRRR.
Here's a rather scary picture of me post-coffee, pre-makeup:
Zoiks. So Marcus got up and hurried downstairs to get coffee and check his email only to find that his 8:15 meeting was cancelled. We stuck to our usual Tuesday routine of me getting Dean ready and driving him to school. On the way, we listened to our favorite CD, a recording of Shel Silverstein reading selected poems from A Light in The Attic.
Dean was excited to get to school today. When we drove up, he said, "See you, Mom. Go to work and make the money." They had his favorite blocks on the table and a bunch of kids were working with one of the teachers to build a garage, so he was more than happy to join in.
After dropping the boy off, I ran to fill up with gas. For $3.37 a gallon! I haven't seen it that cheap in a while. I also stopped off for a small treat for myself because sometimes you just need one of these:
My commute to work is about an hour. I pass the time with music. This morning I listened to the radio, which actually played decent songs the whole way. My mom called me as I was getting off the interstate and we discussed Christmas pajamas and other pressing issues. I got to work a little before 10:00.
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. I work there. Not too shabby, huh? Most days, I go in through the employee entrance, which involved a sketchy gate, but it's near the Starbuck's, so you know. Some days, though, I need to see this view, to have my breath taken away just a little bit.
We have a contest each Friday at work for the Lucky parking space. Lucky is a wooden elephant who has ownership of the parking space closest to the building. You put your name in a sparkly gold hat and a winner is drawn each Friday. Guess who won this week?
Today was a prep day for my assistant Katy and me. We start rehearsals for A CHRISTMAS CAROL on Friday (lucky you gets to see it all!), so this week is about doing pounds of paperwork and other things in preparation.
Katy's day started off with a bang:
Exploding hole punches for the win!!
I had a department head meeting at 10:30, so Katy stayed in the office to crank out some paperwork. Katy and I are working together for the second time (we worked together for a few months at another company in 2008) and I have to say, her ability to crank out some impressive paperwork is one of my very favorite Katy traits.
After an insane morning, we escaped to Mimi's Cafe for lunch. I had a coupon for a free entree, so we cashed that baby in. Katy and I both had roasted tomato and basil bisque and "Five-way grilled cheese," which was one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches EVER.
Our afternoon was crazy. We scheduled costume fittings, worked with our groundplan (which youll see tomorrow) and did a million other tiny tasks.
I was very happy to come home to this face: