Friday, August 15, 2008

All Is Well

We saw some leaves that are at the very beginning of their color change today. Philip is excited about the impending arrival of fall. It is our favorite season. He is better. We are STILL taking it easy and keeping him from playing rough or attending gymnastics with his little brother's. Doctor's orders. Nobody else got sick.

I'm officially addicted to X Files. I've been watching it from the beginning on streaming video. I'm also re-reading Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel. I'm only in the first chapter and already I see why I loved it when I read it as a child. Good thing my guys are so self sufficient, or you might think they're getting neglected with all this stuff I'm doing that doesn't include them. They are not. I'm still schooling, reading, and play-wrestling with them. And cooking, chauffeuring, etc., etc. Maybe that's why I hate going to bed and am still awake at 10 after 3 in the morning.

Ed was a pall bearer for his grandfather's funeral. It was hard for him, though he was proud to do it. The kids and I visited his parents last weekend, and got to spend time with his Aunt Cathy, who came down from Ohio for a few days. Ed got stuck having to work on his days off in order to help prepare the store for a review. :( Nee-Nee took us on a little field trip to an Air Traffic Control Tower. We got to watch the radar screen of two planes coming in to land, coming from different directions. The littler kids were more interested in pushing the easy button on the table, again and again, go figure. ;) It was a good visit, for the most part, though everyone was a bit burned out from having just come back into town from the funeral, etc. We stopped in for Playgroup in Columbia on the way back home. It was just wonderful to see the kids playing with friends as if all this time, not a day had gone by w/out seeing them. Every time we make the trip, I am reminded that not only do we miss our friends, but they miss us too. It is always hard to leave them again, but so very worth the joy in seeing them, and being near them again.

Exciting news: I'm auditioning for a play this weekend! In between watching X Files and reading Clan of the Cave Bear, I spent about an hour compiling all the shows I did in college, what roles I played, etc. Kind of weird to go be going in with a resume that doesn't list anything for the past 12-1/2 years, hehe! Between now and the audition, I have to learn how to carry a tune long enough to sing 16 bars of a patriotic song. The role requires "strong comedic timing." FYI: As long as the joke is not on me, I have very strong comedic timing. Cross your fingers and hope I get called back. I can't remember the last time I was this nervous and excited. Yes I can. It was when I took my last pregnancy test. :) If I can be the Mom I am on a daily basis, I can definitely be whatever part they need me to be on a stage! Thank you to Ruth who sent the information that lead me to this particular audition.

We're meeting up with friends here tomorrow to see Star Wars Clone Wars. The boys are very excited!

Hoping all is well with you and yours....

5 comments:

Hannah said...

Tracee, that is SO COOL that you are auditioning for a play! Let us know -- hope you get a part. Sounds like it'll be a funny one, too!

Jenny said...

I'm glad Philip is doing better. Good luck on the audition!!!

Beth said...

i'm anxiously awaiting the news!! Break a leg :)

Tracee said...

Auditions are tomorrow between 2-6. Call backs are Monday, so I should know quickly, thank goodness!

chicken lady :) said...

How did they go? I haven't heard fromyou...

I am sorry we couldn't meet up, nathan was rather sad....

I see your quilt got clean too...
hugs cuz many times removed.P