{January 31, 2009}   Good goodness

So it’s been a busy but happy couple of days. Some blessings to be thankful for

– I have awesome parents and in-laws who’ve helped with Liam this week as my show opened.
– “Echo” and the other one-acts going on for KWLT right now have been successful; well performed, well attended … so happy.
– I was so pleased with the kids I tutor today as well, they’ve come so far this school year it’s so gratifying to see them learn and grow. 🙂

On a personal note …

We met LT’s birth mom today. She’s a sweet girl, and we feel so good about our role in his life, and the peace of mind we’ve been able to give her (and the peace of mind we’ve gotten from meeting and talking to her). It’s a … different … situation, but it went as smoothly as humanly possible, and for that we’re so thankful.

Now – having said that – I have a couple of friends and relatives on my mind right now who haven’t been as lucky as us, and have had a rough few days or weeks (depending on who they are); I wish them peace, happiness and resolution. Only a couple of them ever read this (I think lol, I guess you never know), but I thought I’d put my support and prayers out there. 🙂 Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend, and TGIF.

I know I pimped this last post but I just spent my last two evenings at dress rehearsal, and the shows are AWESOME. Please come check out these evenings of fantastic entertainment, including “Echo”, a lovely little one act directed by … yes, moi! Deets are in the previous entry; hope to see you there!

{January 26, 2009}   "ECHO" This week

Hey anyone of you in the KW area – come check out the KW Little Theatre’s one act plays out in St. Jacob’s from Thursday to Saturday. It’s at the Church Theatre on King Street, 8pm each of those nights plus a 2pm matinee on Saturday.

“Echo” is one of the shows in the evening, which I directed. It’s a great little play with an awesome cast and a sweet opportunity to support local community theatre and local artists. (as well as to see why my blogging has faltered a bit the last week or so).

Hope to see you out there! 🙂

{January 24, 2009}   Sweetheart Saturday

Wow – proof I don’t post anywhere near enough, I think this was only 2 or 3 entries ago this week lol. It’s been a busy one. Which is what I want to write about for this Sweetheart Saturday (a bit early, but hey it’s after midnight, that counts).

It’s been a really busy and tired week for Ari and I. He’s had work, Little Tyke’s had two doctor’s appointments (nothing wrong, just checkups etc.) and I’m heading into tech week on the show I’m directing. So no problems *between* us per se, but we’ve had a hard time connecting.

Until this morning when Ari – you know the one who goes to work etc. – woke me up with a snuggle with him and LT, and a bacon and egg breakfast before he headed off to work. Ari and I have many strengths in our marriage – we’re both pretty good at understanding each other, we have a lot in common, similar values … but we’re both busy, and don’t always put our marriage first. A moment like this is a great reminder that we all should make the effort to do those little things to connect with our loved ones – they take so little time (making breakfast took 10 mins.), something like that costs so little money, but it means so much.

Thank you honey!!! XXX

{January 22, 2009}   sigh …

Embedded video from CNN Video

As if we needed any more proof that Rush Limbaugh is a jack@$$. Here’s the bottom line: he can regret that Pres. Obama was elected; he can fear that he will fail; he can hope, as the analyst suggests, that liberalism proves itself to be non-functional so that conservativism can be re-proven and re-entrenched (won’t happen, but he can hope).

But to wish for Barack Obama’s failure, is to wish in essence for the failure of the nation. This is not the time for such rhetoric, and I’d say I’m disappointed and surprised in Limbaugh, but since the last is not true I will leave it at disappointed. As the title of this entry says – sigh …

{January 21, 2009}   President Barack H. Obama

Congratulations to the 44th President of the United States.
Yes We Did.
Here’s to a running start to a productive and positive 4 years.

{January 17, 2009}   Sweetheart Saturday

So my awesome girlfriend Alex started ‘Sweetheart Saturday’ this week and I thought I’d join her as I’m feeling pretty warm & fuzzy towards MY hubby as well. She speaks of the patience her husband has, and mine does too – he works a fulltime job and yet he still works hard to match what I do as a parent at home, even though really he’s entitled to come home and rest. To be fair, I’m tired at the end of the day too and not always as understanding of that as I should be, and sometimes HE takes the ‘I’m tired’ thing a bit too far when all us adults/young parents/working folks feel the same – but that’s what I love about him.

We’re both imperfect, and we don’t always get that about each other or accept it as much as we should, but we TRY. And I think that’s pretty special, that seven years later we still do make the effort to learn about each other, change for each other, and to try to be the person the other would like us to be – while also understanding that we fell in love with who each other IS in the first place, and not trying to change ‘the small stuff’. And between you and me, lol, Ari’s better at this than I am (but sssshhhhhhhhh … don’t tell him that 😉 ).

{January 14, 2009}   Some people are just rude …

My husband, Little Tyke and I live in a townhouse.
This means we have neighbours immediately
On the other side of both outside walls.
Knowing this, and that we have a new baby,
We try to be respectful –
Respond to his crying as quickly as possible,
If he’s truly upset
Have him more in the middle of the house, etc.

However we think some understanding
From them is important too.
Newborn babies cry in the middle of the night.
We wake up quickly,
And immediately get him his food –
But we can’t teleport from our bed
To the fridge to him. It takes a few seconds.

Our neighbours have decided from time to time
It’s acceptable to bang on our wall
If he cries more than 15-30 seconds
At night. I know it’s loud and we’re sorry,
But do you think we enjoy it?
Do you think we’re just sitting here thinking
‘Let’s let our baby cry’?

And hey – even if we were those kind of parents,
And weren’t responding to our beloved son
On whom we dote,
If we were the kind to ignore our own baby’s cries
Nice and loud in our own house,
Do you really think we’re going to pay attention
To you knocking on our walls?

I don’t know – there might be some ways
We could move faster. Keep his bottles in his room,
For example, in a cooler for late at night.
But I still find this rude – though that could just be me.

Thanks for listening – I hate using this blog
To complain or vent and I’ve been trying
To keep a more positive tone of late
(Things have been good so it hasn’t been too hard!)
But this really bugged me.
Again – thanks for indulging. Cheers,
And have a great day. Now that that’s off my chest,
*I’m* going to! 😀

{January 12, 2009}   Ellen Degeneres

So first of all my apologies for not writing like at all this weekend – it’s been a busy few days, but not that interesting and nothing to really write home about. Meanwhile though, I’m not usually a huge ‘Ellen’ fan, but a couple things I’ve seen the last day or two have really entertained me and I thought I’d take some time to post them up here. 🙂 Check these clips out –

The first one is of CNN anchor and Situation Room host Wolf Blitzer gettin’ ‘Low Low Low’ with Ellen:

The second is one I found while looking for that first on Youtube – it’s of First Daughter Jenna Bush calling her parents around Christmastime last year. Really funny and kind of cute.

{January 8, 2009}   Also – A Very Cool Photo …

A real meeting of the minds – every living past, present and future POTUS, in the Oval Office. Apparently this is the first time such a meeting has occured outside of like, a funeral since the 1980s. Monumental indeed.

et cetera