This is for Robert who was worried because I haven't posted in a week...

This week has been so crazy!

But we finished Blue Moon, the interns at work are finished for the summer, Samuel's going to be fine so I don't have to worry about him (car wreck on Thursday), I actually went to church at FCC this morning and saw April and Gabriel for the first time in months, Anneke and Andrew are moving here in 6 days, and I'm going to a baby shower on Tuesday (by the by, it's so funny to me how many times I have had to answer the question if I have a kid while either crocheting a baby blanket or buying a gift for one of my friend's babies). So all in all, things have shifted gears a bit and I think this week might not be so much of a blur. Here's hoping!


6 degrees? 3 this time.

Yesterday Robert took me to Asheville on a date. It was nice, he told me to wear a skirt which is fun because I like dressing up on dates. On our way over the mountain, he realizes his phone is dead. Won't even turn on, which is pretty good timing since we were able to stop at the Verizon store in Waynesville and they are sending him a new one. If we hadn't been driving past it, he would have had to make an extra trip, and he really doesn't have a lot of free time to be able to do that right now.
The bad part of this, is that the address of where we were going to meet up with his friends, Ryan and Cortney, and their phone numbers were all in his phone and nowhere else. But. living in Franklin as we do, we started thinking. And I have John Mark's phone number in my phone from when he coached at the gym with me, and he is friends with and graduated with Caitlin who is Cortney's sister. So, I called John Mark, got Caitlin's phone number, left her a message, she was at work but happened to check her phone and called me back (and said she had just seen Scotty and Nikki at Michael's...what a small world) with the house phone number and address, so it all worked out. I love Franklin! We met up with them and had a fun time just talking and hanging out, ate at Cheddar's and then went to Cold Stone Creamery. Yum!



Ahhhhhhh!!! It's been three days since I've posted! I can't let myself slip back into the no posting pattern.

So what's new...

...you know how there's something you've know for a while, and then stopped doing it for a bit, and then you go back to it and you're like, "wow! This is great! Why did I stop doing this?" Like sugar scrub. I have sensitive legs (also very white legs, but that's beside the point) and when I shave I tend to get razor burn pretty good. But, if I use an exfolient before I shave, it's not so bad. And the cheapest and most effective method I've found is sugar. Just plain white sugar in a little screw top container I keep in the shower. I sometimes add a little bit of grapeseed oil to help moisturize. It's so simple and easy, and it works so well. But I ran out a good few months ago and just 2 days ago got around to re-filling my little container with sugar. I know, it's not that hard to do, but I kept on forgetting. So anywhoo, I'm enjoying smoother legs now.

Which brings me to tonight. I have spent the last 2 evening standing in for an actress who is out of town at rehearsals; taking her blocking notes, reading her lines, etc. And tonight I got to 'show off' my legs to another cast member and then kiss him on the cheek - except I didn't really. So that's two leg things this week.


And for those who wonder, I spoke with my father today and he is doing just fine.
He had retina reattachment surgery last week and the recovery process is rather difficult for him since basically he's not allowed to do anything. Just sit there. But he's being fairly decently behaved so far. I know it must be so boring not to be able to read or move much. He has been listening to CD's and watching some TV also.


Fell off the band wagon

I'm not going to complain. I take full responsibility for my actions and their natural consequences. I slept about 90 minutes last night because I was so engrossed in a book that I didn't stop til it was finished - at 6am. I casually thought once or twice about closing it and turning off the light, but I was fairly certain I wouldn't be able to just go to sleep. Oh well. I am a bookaholic. There are worse things. :)


My highschool 10 year reunion.

I had breakfast with Michael and Laura and her grandfather this morning at Sunset. It was very lovely to just sit and chat.
They are in town for the FHS Class of 2000's 10 year reunion.

I attended my 10 year reunion. It was so lively, some of those people are really wild! I don't even remember half of them, which may be in part to the heavy partying I myself did during those years. I was surprised, however, to note how many of us are still single. The whole class, in fact. Although also shocking, is that even though most of us have spent time overseas, we still all call Franklin home. It seems to me that such a large class as I had would have spread out a little more. Oh well. You never know what life will give you. I am happy to report that everyone loves their current jobs and is happily involved in a serious relationship with a dishy significant other.
Oh, and I took a poll, and How to Train Your Dragon is without a doubt the best movie of the year to the 2000 graduating class of Munger Academy. :)

Looking Back

I was at work and suddenly remembered this funny thing Scotty did once for my birthday. I went on a search and found it. It's good for a laugh: http://rehearsalchronicles.blogspot.com/2007/11/happy-birthday-yo-manda.html


Sad :(

So Everett just got back to the house from dropping Travis off at his house after the Shane and Shane concert. And he brought a piece of Lindsay's birthday cake her sister made, strawberry with cream cheese frosting. The sad part? He didn't bring any for me. :(
Oh well, maybe I'll just go eat the last of the strawberry shortcake.

I saw the Wright's tonight (Jerry & Catherine), they are heading off to China to pick up Rosemary and Dominic! I am so looking forward to meeting them!

I have 100 random little things running through my brain. Instead of sorting through them and picking some to write down, I'm just going to go bed.

Except I am going to have the strawberry shortcake first. Good night. :)


What goes around...

Hello world! I have decided to blog again. I know that probably no one even bothers to check this page anymore, but that's alright. It is a good hobby and way to sort out and express my thoughts. For the longest time, I thought I didn't have anything worth posting because my life consisted of work and sleep, and you can only say so many times that, "work is great and you're making costumes and props for ____ show and attending rehearsals."

Also, I decided that I am through with pink as a blog theme. So like the fairies in Sleeping Beauty, I've made it blue!

I have been reading a lot lately. Fiction, because that's what I tend to like best. British mystery novels to be precise. I have just finished with the most recently published book in the Mary Russel & Sherlock Holmes series by Laurie King and have decided to take a break from enthralling fiction since it gets in the way of me getting to bed on time. Or before 3am. Or 4. Anyway, I am stopping myself for the time being from reading other books by this author and switching to something a little less exciting but much more fulfilling that will give me something to think about as I fall asleep but not key me up to the point where it is impossible to sleep until I finish the book. (Which by the way, I was very irritated to find that the conclusion to the 9th book was no conclusion at all and did nothing to help me turn off my mind and fall to sleep).

At the beginning of last month, David Crowder Band played at the Theater. They are special to me because they're first CD, Can You Hear Us?, was what I listened to nearly every night on my DTS so that I could go to sleep. So they have a very special place in my heart, on top of which they have continued to produce great worship songs with stunning lyrics.
Anyway, all that to say, while they were here, I bought one of their books that I nearly bought 4 years ago but didn't. I don't remember why.
Last night I started reading Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, but Nobody Wants to Die. The first sentence of the preface had me hooked.
Robert and I have been dating for 17 months now, and through our relationship I have gone through different phases of dealing with different things and ideas that I have to question and either change my mind about, or decide I like the original way. Usually it has to do with how I perceive myself (identifying weaknesses) and what I want my relationships to look like.
In the past week or so I've been thinking about my 'individuality' and 'independence.' Scary.
Hate to burst anyones bubble, I still haven't come to any conclusions on this subject, but the reason I got so excited when I picked up that book, is that a part of it - the beginning at least - deals with that to an extent. It is so encouraging to know that someone, somewhere (namely, God) has the answers to all of my little problems and concerns, and I don't have to be stuck in confusion forever.
Really, the book says it's about bluegrass and death, but I related so well to the things the authors were saying, it almost felt like a personal conversation. And it's quite cleverly written and fun to read.

I have to run off to rehearsal (see, it's a very repetitive cycle), but I promise I'll be back sometime this week. I feel like I have more things that I want to say. Which is different, for a change. :)