I just can’t allow another Pink Saturday Weekend to pass me by without posting!! I have missed the luxury of weekly and regular posting – and blog reading due to some rather hectic calendar demands, not the least of which is this SWEET reason for being off the grid for a couple of weeks:
See what I mean? Can you really blame me that I skipped town and took an Easter week trip to New England to enjoy our little Mackenzie in all her precious selfness –
Complete with bunny ears, egg hunting, and the just plain “thingness” that she is (pictured here with her cousin, Pedro)!
This Nana took her kite flying . . .
AND – we had a lovely bunny of a time Easter morning hunting for eggs and blowing big bubbles!
Sorry – only have one grandbaby and yes – I gush about her all the time. I am not alone, though. Her other grammy harmonizes with me in the “Oooooo” and “Ahhhhh” melodies, and we are quite a pair when we get going.
So, that accounts for where I have been throughout the end of March. And – the beginning of April? Well, look what I came home to . . .
GAH! That’s the problem with taking vacation. You return to a mountain of paperwork and backlogged projects that simply will not be silent!
To that end – I am slipping in today to post PART 1: Where I’ve Been, in a three part series to catch all and sundry up with all my busy! In a nutshell – here are just a few snippets:
Homeschool Classes: Taking tea with my Intermediate Civil War Diaries’ ladies as we enjoy some home-made hardtack by Sophia (the young lady in the center) that is only edible when you dunk it in something.
Civil War soldiers kept rations of it in their haversacks because it didn’t go bad. There are some stories, even, of how it was so hard it could deflect bullets! Hmmmmm . . .
Sophia had a great presentation of the teatime treat, too.
She antiqued copy paper in a tray of tea and coffee and brought the hardtack wrapped in the paper and tied up with string. Bravo, my girl!!
Play Rehearsal: We are well into the rehearsal schedule of our drama at church in which I serve as writer and director along with the assistant pastor.
Between the two of us, we are leading a cast of twenty-five with a strong technical and artistic design support staff for our show-dates on May 30, 31, and June 1st! The play is called, THE INVESTOR’S CHOICE – Psalm 23 set in an art gallery. Curious?
And, apparently, if writing and directing the full length production were not enough, it would seem I wrote one of the roles with such elevated vocabulary and language that we could find no one to take the part. So – yours truly will also be acting in this one, too! In addition to that – I have some production responsibilities with costuming which is requiring a number of period outfits including a fabulous fairy tale princess dress so there has been some fabric and thrift store shopping taking whole afternoons!
I will have the link up for you to watch the show streaming live on the internet on the production dates. Hope you’ll tune in!!
Oh – and – did I mention . . . TAX TIME????
I am posting the above encouraging little thought since I usually need a detox from numbers and Excel spreadsheets and would rather think as little about taxes as is humanly possible. However – it is that time of year.
Stay tuned for more in this series: