I’m still in awe of the incredible experience that was Listen to Your Mother. All the emotions came flooding right back as soon as we received the official show photos on Monday.
We need to wait a little bit longer for the videos, but I promise to share them as soon as I get the official word. Till then, here are a few images that capture the excitement and joy of the evening — with credit given to Ashley Mikula Photography for each one.
Me, making the other ladies in the cast laugh during dress rehearsal.
Walking onstage to applause and Sara Bareilles’ “Brave.”
Onstage, sharing the most personal story of my life. Perhaps the most nerve-wracking and empowering five minutes I’ve ever experienced.
Audience reaction during my piece.
Standing ovation by more than 400 people.
This is post #45 of 99 of my 99 Days of Summer Blogging project.
To borrow my friend Tiffany’s phrase, it’s been full on sloth mode for me this weekend. I’ll blame it on the weather, which has been decidedly unspringlike. We woke up to snow Friday and Saturday morning, just enough to be a nuisance and to kill my poor daffodils.
Ugh, so depressing.
Aside from taking The Boy to an appointment, grocery shopping, and cooking dinner, I didn’t do much of anything yesterday. I’d planned to clean the house but only managed to wipe down the kitchen counter and table. Today’s adventure was a trip to Target, as The Girl needed some things for school. It snowed on the 10 minutes it took us to get there. Of course it did.
At long last, I’ve finally started watching Parks and Recreation. A lot of people have been telling me that I would like this show and they were right. The tipping point was this clip, which a coworker shared with me after I unknowingly was all Leslie Knope-fangirling about Joe Biden, who not only was visiting Pittsburgh this week, but who was speaking mere blocks from our office.
I’ve successfully gotten The Husband and The Girl into Parks and Rec, too (probably because they were annoyed at me laughing nonstop with my headphones on). This was much-needed humor relief for all of us after yet another stressful week on the home front.
Hoping to finish Scorpion Tongues today. I think I’ve gotten my reading mojo back. Jane Mendelsohn has a new book out called Burning Down the House which I snagged a copy of from the library and I’m looking forward to starting this one. I loved her debut novel I Was Amelia Earhartand American Music (see my reviews hereand here).
Still listening to a lot of Spotify, especially in the car. I’m a big fan of their Discover Weekly selections. Their algorithms are clearly under the impression that, musically, I’m back in 1977. I’m loving Spotify because I feel like I’ve missed out on a lot of artists who most people have been listening to for years.
I seem to have a bit of a consumption problem, though: when I discover someone I like, I need to download every note they’ve ever performed. Like, I need to have their entire oeuvre at my fingertips. Eventually some songs may be weeded out from my collection (I’ve deleted two in the course of writing this post) but only after I listen to them first. Similarly, I need to tell myself that just because I love a band or a particular artist, it’s really okay if I don’t like every single one of their songs. I mean, it’s not like their feelings will be hurt if I ax something from the rotation.
Oh, and we got our official headshots back. Here I am:
I usually hate most pictures of me, but I love this. Photo was done by the lovely Ashley of Ashley Mikula Photography. She was great to work with for this.
Inspired by fellow Pittsburgh Blogger Alex’s #PghGBE post on Eat with Emily, I’m trying a new approach to meal planning. I’m creating a spreadsheet of dinners that meet with everyone’s approval in this house. As one might imagine, it’s a very short list. I’m also adding meals that I think might work for our family — things I’d like to try. The idea is that when I’m at a loss for dinner ideas, I can consult the list and add it to the menu lineup for that week. We’ll see how this goes.
That all being said, I should probably end this post and figure out what we’re having for dinner tonight ….
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