Saturday, July 31, 2010
365 days ago, I realized I did not like the number 46, so to try to offset that negativity, my year long project was to blog something positive about each day. For the most part, I believe I was successful. I tried hard not to write blithe statements, to find something that really was positive about the day. Did it help my outlook? Yes, at times. When the day was going in the wrong direction, I would start thinking, "What am I going to write???"
But more than that, did it have an impact on 46 changing to 47 tomorrow? Actually, I think it did. Don't get me wrong, I don't like this number any better but it's not deniable. Will I continue blogging? Probably. It does help me keep focus. I will be changing away from the 46-365 blog as that was just for this past year. New blog site, that isn't named/confined to just a year, is http://ramblingslunacy.blogspot.com/ .
So to the year ahead - I hope you're a good one!
Friday, July 30, 2010
Tonight, the inaugural ABET Teen Troupe performed "A Mad Breakfast" to a full house of family and friends. The teens did a very nice job with the one-Act play. My videography, for not having seen the show, wasn't bad. Evidently, the kids are thrilled to be getting a DVD of their show, and I'm glad to provide it.
Theatre ... it brings life to life!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
The final weekend of Parade begins. Tonight, Joe told me to take the center seat in the back row for videoing. It was a nice, stable place. Cast was ON. My videoing was almost "on". The audience ... they seemed to be watching a different show. Strange laughter, and over done applause. I'm sure it threw the cast, but that certainly didn't show.
It has been incredible being an adopted member of the cast/crew of this show. All I can hope is that the DVD finished product lives up to my expectations and is a fitting tribute to this show.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
In the pic above, Oliver is not thrilled to be heading back to the vet, but I had to. He hasn't had a bowel movement, is "leaking" badly, and vomiting. The good news - he's not blocked again. The bad news - this is side effects from the Baytril (antibiotic). So, we're switching to Amoxicillin and I'm going to back off his Laxtulose. I hate seeing him uncomfortable and not being able to do anything.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
This evening was dedicated to Nome, Alaska ... Not many movies scare me, but this one did. It was very well done. Scenes made to look like actual interviews with the psychologist that treated the folks who were abducted (and returned) by the aliens were incredibly real. So real that I had to do some internet research to see if the abductions in Nome were true. (They weren't.)
This movie was worth the couple hours out of my evening.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Mother and Dad on our cruise, Feb 2009
Mother's birthday is today. What better positive could there be (especially on a Monday)? I tell everyone how incredible she is .... at her young age, after wrist surgery in March and breaking her ankle in late May, she still rode her motorcycle from East Tennessee to Cody Wyoming. She and Dad are hosting a motorcycling weekend with probably a hundred or more friends over Labor Day. She's the consummate hostess and kind to everyone. I'm a very lucky daughter.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I was supposed to video record a show up at Stage Aurora on the Northside of Jax. A delay in finding out if I could record, combined with getting a little lost then not being able to find the correct back door led to me not even getting into the theatre until after the show had already started. So, I went home. I felt really badly about how it worked out because I wanted to do this for Anthony, but I did get to crash on the couch for the afternoon. Then early to bed and a long night's sleep (much needed)!