If you're just joining me this week, I'm participating in A Week In My Life, the wonderful brainchild of Mel at Adventuroo. Each day, I'm telling the story of what my family and I did through words and pictures.
WEDNESDAY! Oh, my word, what a busy day. Dean came into our room at about 3am with both arms full of stuffed animals. Sometimes he comes in and asks me to lie down in his bed with him. This time he wanted in the MIDDLE of OUR bed. After about 20 minutes, I went to his bed and left him in the big bed to snooze beside his daddy. I woke up to this:
I got up almost a full hour before the guys. I had my coffee and some eggs, did a little minimal blog-hopping, showered, then went to wake the two of them. Dean got ready relatively quickly and scarfed down his yogurt before we headed out the door. When we got to school, his buddy Alyssa met us at the door. She and Dean were in the three year old class together last year and they play every day this year. Dean made a beeline for a squirrel puzzle and didn't really seem to notice when I kissed him goodbye and left.
Top right: Dean and Alyssa
Bottom left: Dean doing a puzzle at school.
Bottom right: The rest area ONE COUNTY AWAY, because I apparently can't even make a one-hour drive without a pit stop. (Note to self: Don't guzzle your entire cup of coffee and a 24-ounce cup of water before driving to work!)
So work. I realized after reading a couple of yesterday's comments that I should say, for those who don't know, that I do work in theatre. I'm the production stage manager for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, a major regional theatre situated in Montgomery, AL. Today, my lovely assistant Katy and I continued with our Christmas Carol prep. We started by trying to organize the thousands of props in our rehearsal studio.
Of course, we took a moment to safety-test everything. I gave Tiny Tim's crutch a whirl while Katy tried the sleigh. There are SO many props in this show, including a cart of turkey carcasses. Katy also took a moment to sword fight with Seth, one of our acting interns, who is currently rehearsing Twelfth Night for our tour this spring.
Today was our taping day. We use a special tape called spike tape to put the groundplan of the set on the floor of our studio. In the picture of me as Tiny Tim, you can see the edge of the stage and some stairs taped out in black. We do this for as much of the scenery as we can fit on the floor of our studio.
After taping, we headed out for some supply shopping. Our first stop was Dollar Tree for some new mugs. We provide coffee and tea for our cast and we did away with paper cups a long time ago, so now we get mugs for everyone to use. Then it was off to Target for a few things. While there, we looked for Halloween costumes. Katy found a winner:
After shopping, we had lunch at Olive Garden (soup, salad and breadsticks!), then went back to the theatre for more paperwork and a meeting.
I stopped at Zaxby's to pick up dinner on my way home and we all thoroughly enjoyed our chicken. Dean told me about his day, which involved a timeout for throwing food. (Nice, son.) Dean has reached the beautiful point of putting his dishes in the sink without being asked. It's fantastic. After dinner, Dean and I put on a load of laundry, then played Angry Birds together on my iPad for a bit. He had a bath, then we all piled in his bed and read stories. His chest sounded a little weird and his nose was stuffy, so he asked for Wheezy, which is what we call his nebulizer. He wanted his daddy to sit with him while he did a breathing treatment. He did a great job.
Top right: ADORABLE sweater I bought for Dean at Target.
Bottom left: Washing clothes.
Bottom right: Mama tired.
Our day ended with Marcus playing computer games on the couch while I read blogs and watched Grey's Anatomy from last week. Tomorrow's going to be nuts, so be sure to stop back by!