Thursday, November 29, 2018

Junie B.Jones the Musical

The beginning of our November was dominated with work and with tech week and performances of "Junie B. Jones: The Musical."

Back in the beginning of September, Rebecca decided to take a leap of faith and try out for a school production of "Junie B. Jones: The Musical." Auditions were open to any 4th through 12th graders in our school district. She was pretty nervous. After her audition, she said that she was told that her acting was really good, her singing was really good, and her dancing needed a little work. 🤣 She found out a week later that she got a part! She was cast as "Mother" in the play. This part included both lines and a singing solo. She was ecstatic.

Rehearsals were 5 days a week and it was our first foray into the world of theater. She had such a good time and made wonderful memories and made lots of friends.

Performances were November 9th and 10th and the play was great.

Rebecca did a wonderful job! We went as a family to opening night as did my parents.

Saturday, I worked tickets for the matinee show and then went by myself to the final show. It was hilarious, because at one point Rebecca was holding up a mirror in front of Junie B. and during the last show she had the mirror turned the wrong way. She realized it and said "Oh, crap" on stage. It wasn't said too loudly but as her mother I know what she said. LOL A friend of mine said well at least she didn't say "Oh, s***." LOL

It was a really good production and made me thankful for the arts program in our school district. I am sure this won't be the last production Rebecca is in. I look forward to future productions that she is in.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

I am back and an October recap

Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope everyone had their fill of their favorite foods, made some good memories, and survived the kick off to the holiday season this past weekend. I did... I think. I know I haven't been on here since the beginning of October but I have been around. I read up on blogs when I can. And if we are friends on Facebook you know that I have been on there. Things haven't been easy this year in our family. I do hope to get back into blogging as I miss it as a journal of what my family is doing. Life is going at breakneck speed right now and there are days where I feel like I am just being swept along trying to hang on tight and not get barreled over.

So what has been going on....

Here are the highlights (or low lights in some cases) of October…..

In the beginning of October things came to a head with Bill and I and our relationship. It was a build up of a lot of things (many not good), but I took the kids and stayed a couple days at my parents' house. I had to get away and get some time to think. This time away made me realize that I do love Bill and when I was away I felt that something was missing. However, things have to change. Since we have been back home, Bill is trying. Life is still not great but he is trying. He finally found a doctor (we think) that should help with some of his issues. He is at a new job, for a local company that is full time hours. He started in the middle of October. We are working on things.

We celebrated Jacob's birthday with donuts before school, McDonald's for dinner and cake and presents.

We went to Rebecca's first middle school choir concert. She did a great job, as did the whole 6th grade choir! 

I took a friend to an eye doctor appointment as she wouldn't be able to drive after and she took me to an Indian restaurant for lunch as a thank you. I had never been there before and now I am a fan of tikka masala. I have made it at home a couple of times since then. So good! 

I took the kids trick-or-treating in Utica with my mom. Bill had to work and so I took them out. This year we had a unicorn, Hulk Hogan, and a Macho Man Randy Savage. (If you can't tell, the boys have gotten into old school wrestling.)

I worked a fall festival event for a non-profit that I have joined the board of. (More details on my work life in another upcoming post). It was rainy and cold, but we made due. I was in charge of a pumpkin painting station. Rebecca worked the event as well for service hours and she loved being around the horses.

We carved pumpkins the weekend before Halloween. We were late doing it this year but it got done.

Finally, we ended October with an awards ceremony for our American Heritage Girls troop and the Trail Life USA troop that our boys are now a part of. Rebecca had to miss out because she was in the middle of tech week for a play she was in. The boys were so excited as they got their joining awards.

Oh and I almost forgot, I started babysitting too as a way to bring in extra income at the end of the month. I now have 3 kids (ages 4, 3, and 3 months) that I watch pretty much all day during the week.

So October was a mixed bag as far as emotional stuff and it was VERY busy with lots going on. This level continued into November, which I will recap soon, as I think this post is long enough for now.

So I am back for now. I miss this platform and really need to make time to write out what is going on. I hope everyone is doing well!

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