Friday, February 25, 2022
Thursday, February 24, 2022
ryan's family recently found this video of a cat who tried to remake the bed after a little kitten messed up the sheets. i don't think leko would ever make the bed. he does like to jump in it when we make the bed though!
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
this guy was so excited that we were actually home last night and not at a rehearsal or a show! he wasted no time jumping up on ryan's lap and napping in the cutest positions! he positively melts our hearts!
he's also very sneaky, because at one point i thought he was sleeping and looked down to find him licking my dessert off the side of my plate!
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Monday, February 21, 2022
Friday, February 18, 2022
tonight is opening night for the university's musical that we've been working on nonstop for weeks. we're exhausted and so relieved that the show is finally here. fingers crossed that everything goes okay.
i think everyone thinks i'm nuts when i talk about how insane costume designing this musical has made me. i have tracked charts for each character and every single item that relates to wardrobe as it moves throughout the show. (good thing i'm an organized person!) just to prove i'm not completely nuts, i did the math.
here's "merrily we roll along" by the numbers . . .
208 individual articles of clothing
126 full outfits (not including repeated costumes)
49 pairs of shoes
13 pairs of socks
10 pairs of stockings
. . . and a countless number of bobby pins.
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
it's tech week for the musical which means that every morning has been an early one and every night has been a late one . . . and we have several days left of this crazy schedule. tech week (which is really more like 3 weeks, not one week) also means that the stage deck looks like someone dropped a bunch of ice cream sprinkles because there are so many spike marks, and my fingers are raw from sewing so many snaps on shirts for quick changes.
we're almost there!
Monday, February 14, 2022
we'll be taking a raincheck on any sort of valentine's day celebration because we're in tech week and putting in full days everyday to pull off this musical by opening day on friday. what i'd really like to do today is crawl back into bed!
Friday, February 11, 2022
tomorrow is my four year work anniversary of running the theatre and i swear it feels like way more than four years (but in a good way).
my job sure is crazy, but i do love it and i'm very grateful to be able to do it!
get out there and support local live entertainment!
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Thursday, February 10, 2022
when mom and dad finally come home after working long shifts on the upcoming musical you absolutely jump on their laps to pin them down so that they can't possibly think about leaving the house again!
sorry to our little bunny who misses us during long tech days! i think we should be able to just take him with us to the theatre!
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
we're rolling along working on the musical "merrily we roll along" at the university where we work. this one is a huge production and we've been working on it for weeks. i'm finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the costume design and ryan is making good progress on the set, props, lights, and sound.
it's hard to believe that we have less than 2 weeks left to go!
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
i know, kitten, i know! i want to crawl back into bed with you too!
Monday, February 7, 2022
i spent this weekend in the theatre working the national broadway tour of "charlie and the chocolate factory." i was on wardrobe for the show call of this show and had a track of three actresses to dress.
i'm totally exhausted and and it was a whirlwind of four shows back-to-back, but i survived!
Friday, February 4, 2022
Thursday, February 3, 2022
i would rather ignore the february weather forecast and think warm happy thoughts about this beach from our trip to bermuda in 2015. look at that gorgeous water. that's so much better than the rain today which is supposed to switch to ice tonight before it switches to snow tomorrow.
this whole changing of seasons thing is for the birds! i want to live where it's warm year-round, not just for a few weeks!
thinking, warm happy thoughts . . . thinking warm, happy thoughts.
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
who knows what punxsutawney phil will determine this morning depending on whether or not he sees his shadow, but punxsutawney leko is hoping for early spring! leko's ready for the cold to go away so that it can warm up and he can enjoy his screened-in porch again.