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Friday, June 21, 2013

My musical

After I got home at 1:00am last Saturday night (Sunday morning).  I got up at 7:00 and started all of the costume laundry.  I did 8 loads of whites, 1 load of off whites, and 3 loads of colors.  I also did Dryel (cheap dry cleaning) on a few loads.  That is ALL I did on Sunday.  My husband and daughter spent the day together swimming.  It was great.  On Monday, I got all the costumes packed back up into my car and took them down to the studio.  When I got to the studio, there was a roofing truck parked across the parking lot and I couldn't get past it.  I had to park at the business next door and carry those tubs across two parking lots to our studio.  Once I got all of those in,  I began the process of packing all of the other tubs of stuff we didn't use back into their containers.  It took me about an hour and fifteen minutes.  When all was said and done the tubs were stacked three or four wide and three deep.  And some miscellaneous stuff thrown in.  But, it is all done until January.  Elexis will not be doing the next musical.  It conflicts with her orchestra schedule and she chose orchestra.  The musical is going to be Footloose and I realllly want to help out on that one, so I am just going to do it without my daughter.  :(

The shows themselves went very well.  We only had a couple of costume mishaps, but that is to be expected with 60 kids ranging in age from 4 to 18.  I have to depend on other people for actual pictures of the show.  I have a bunch of backstage pictures; thats what happens when your the costume person.  I did get to catch my daughter on stage a few times.

So, back to this week.  Last week it was not getting home until 11pm, this week it was get up at 6am to take Elexis to camp.  I was so looking forward to sleeping in.  My poor sleep schedule is completely out of whack!  So, I covered Monday.  Tuesday I decided I wasn't busy enough.  I decided that it would be a good idea to start stripping my grandma's table and staining it.  My idea sucked!!  I thought I could get it stripped in a few hours and stain the next day.  I am now on day 3 and I got 1/3 of the table top done and two of the 8 spindles done.  It is very slow painful work.  Because of the heat, I can only do it for a few hours in the morning, before it gets too hot.  So in the afternoons, I have been catching up on my laundry, doing the dishes, buying a new microwave (I was soo sad when my old one finally quit), voice and piano lessons for the kiddo, mowing the lawn (I would rather mow the lawn than do the dishes), hanging out at the senior citizen's center with hubby's granny, did I mention the laundry?? I have been trying to get my pictures edited from the musical.  I will post as I get them done.  I do want to talk about the camp Elexis went to this week.  It was kind of a big deal (especially to my husband).  I will do a separate post (with pictures) on that.  Phew.  I am ready to go watch Monster's University.  Hubby and I did go and watch a movie last night.  We saw "Now You See Me".  It was really good.  I liked it.  Ok, now to go do my blog challenge entry and camp entry.  Now for some pictures.

This is what I see from backstage.

After everything was moved's always sad.  

Just a few tubs of laundry waiting to be done.

The back of my car Saturday night. - Stinky ride home!

The truck blocking the parking lot.

All clean and folded pretty. Good smelling ride.

At the studio, all packed up and ready to go to storage.

Yep, that's more.  I packed them all myself.

My pretty shiny new microwave!

We took the motorcycle to the movies.  It was so windy.  We are totally smiling in the picture, you just can't tell.

Another picture of the strawberry lemonade cake balls. Yum!


  1. I am exhausted just reading all of that. I hope you get to have some 'me' time now. You deserve it! But I bet it was fun being with your daughter in the play

    1. It's always fun watching her. I am trying to take some 'me' time, but you know how that goes. :)

  2. HA! I would totally rather mow the lawn than do dishes, too! I hate dishes.... If it weren't so ecologically unsound I'd just buy disposable. *ugh* Congrats on making it through show week! Hopefully you get a chance to wind down soon.

    1. Dishes suck!! I am the same way about disposable. Or I wish I could just buy new dishes every time we ran out. haha

  3. I'm in awe of you....totally... completely.

    I wish I could sew!

    and I love the motorcycle pic!

    It was 103 here today. I totally get ya on the whole work outside while you can thing...

    I'm sick of this heat. I hate summer

    1. I am also sick of the heat!! I am so glad that it is going to be in the 80's this week.


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