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Monday, February 28, 2022

saturday brunch

it was so nice to be able to have a saturday free this weekend to get together with our families for brunch.  no shows, concerts, events, work . . . yay!  such a nice treat.

love, laurie

Friday, February 25, 2022

keeping us laughing

seriously though, we didn't even watch one single second of the winter olympics this year . . . mainly because we were so busy with the musical.

love, laurie

Thursday, February 24, 2022

silly kittens

this image popped up on facebook and i thought it was funny.  leko always sleeps in the craziest positions.  i think he does all of these poses except for "the sploot."  

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!

love, laurie

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

this guy . . .

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!

love, laurie

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

we survived "merrily we roll along"

that's a wrap on "merrily we roll along" and i'm thrilled that we survived.  it was a massive show and thankfully the performances went well.  now we have a second to breathe before the next batch of shows.

love, laurie

Monday, February 21, 2022

a much-needed day off

oh my goodness, i'm so glad that work is closed today for the presidents' day holiday because i desperately need a day off after this crazy whirlwind of a musical in order to cuddle up leko, do some laundry, and get some sleep!

love, laurie

Friday, February 18, 2022

opening night

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)

52 accessories

49 pairs of shoes

13 pairs of socks

10 pairs of stockings

6 wigs 

. . . and a countless number of bobby pins.  


love, laurie

Thursday, February 17, 2022

be nice

today is national random acts of kindness day.  what a pleasant thing to celebrate (especially since i've encountered several unkind people this week).  

aesop once said "no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."  keep that in mind today.

love, laurie

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

hello, flower!

i'm happy to see that my african violet is blooming again in my office!  hello, little flower!

love, laurie

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

tech week

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!

love, laurie

Monday, February 14, 2022

happy valentine's day

i love this photo from valentine's day several years ago.  those two boys are my valentines.  

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! 

love, laurie

Friday, February 11, 2022

four years!

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!

love, laurie

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one year anniversary / two year anniversary / three year anniversary

Thursday, February 10, 2022

pin down the humans

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!

love, laurie

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

sneak peek

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!  

love, laurie

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

the face of judgement

the face of a kitten who was not amused to find out that his parents were leaving the house bright and early monday morning after a weekend full of working shows and not being home.

i know, kitten, i know!  i want to crawl back into bed with you too!

love, laurie

Monday, February 7, 2022

"charlie and the chocolate factory"

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!  

love, laurie

Friday, February 4, 2022

kitten olympics

i saw this online and had to laugh because it reminded me of leko.  perfect timing for the 2022 winter olympics!

love, laurie

Thursday, February 3, 2022

think warm happy thoughts

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.

love, laurie

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

punxsutawney leko

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.

love, laurie

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

all curled up

it's so cold outside that leko has to curl up in our laps to stay warm.  we have no complaints about kitten cuddles no matter the temperature!

love, laurie