I’m back in college again…

… Well, sort of. I am studying this: … via TCM’s collaboration with Ball State University and the Canvas Network. You can get details about the course here. If I manage to score above 70% on all the quizzes, I will get a certificate at the end. Sounds like fun… I think. The program just…

Shuffling through the decades, past and present…

The ballet company’s final show of the season is coming up this weekend. It’s called “Decades On Shuffle” and features dances choreographed to music from the ’20s-today. (In case you’re wondering, I’m not in the show. Just working backstage.) Last week, I handed over the final design files to the printer to produce the show…

Hidden messages…

iHeart sent me this email today: Umm, yes. Something heavy fell on me. Metaphorically speaking. 😐 In related news… someone made me laugh about something yesterday… and for a moment I thought it was you… and when I realized it wasn’t you, I wished it was. I miss it being you. Umm, let’s see…. This…

The melody of our lost tree lingers on…

Our tree has been gone for 2 years now. Time flies, I guess. She still insists on posing with it. How we lost our tree. We (obviously) still need to plant a new one. PS: I know she looks tall, but she’s still shorter than me. Musical accompaniment…

The Doll Shop is now closed…

So… good news: I didn’t fall down during the “Doll Shop” ballet shows or the dress rehearsal. But I *was* sick for the performances (the entire weekend + today, etc.). The kind of sick where you’re coughing and sneezing and achy and exhausted and your ears are clogged, which makes the room spin sometimes. Yes,…

Miscellaneous new thoughts…

Well, it’s May. Are you wondering how my spring garden is growing this year? Didn’t think so. But I’ll tell you anyway. Carrots. I’ve got carrots. I’ve got lots and lots of carrots. Well, the beginnings of carrots anyway. And still the endless green onions that survived the winter and a five-day deluge of rain…

Miscellaneous old thoughts…

Sometimes… certain relatively unremarkable (and now old) “things” cross my mind. I am going to share 3 of them with you now in hopes that they will remove themselves from my archival brain files. This particular assortment has to do with former workplace situations… and wearing black. This is a long and random post. You…

Songs that put me in “a mood”…

… as in the kind of mood where I think I am somewhere else — such as the place I may have been when I first heard the song… For instance: 7th grade on the bus ride to school… or riding in the car with my mom on the way to dance class… or skating…

Back-to-Back to “The Doll Shop”…

So, there have been a few more Patron dance rehearsals in the past week or so. At the second rehearsal, the choreographer changed the choreography. Now, instead of crashing into each other every five seconds trying to remember what comes next, we rotate around each other here, there, and everywhere… Which is why I am…

I can run, but I cannot hide…

So, I was at Walmart the other day… buying a can of white spray paint. As I was checking out at the cash register, Stray Cat Strut came on. So, of course, I started singing the lyrics to myself… “Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh….” By the time I paid and walked out of the store, I…

#MomLife: The Bake Sale

At 8:35pm last night, I was busy relaxing in my rose-colored lounge pants, stretched out on my bed, straining my eyes to see the channel guide on the TV (I didn’t feel like going all the way downstairs to get my glasses from wherever it was that I had left them) when my daughter —…

Back to ‘The Doll Shop’…

Have I mentioned already that this spring’s performance by the Ballet Company will be “The Doll Shop”?… And that I am performing in it… because there are parent roles in it and, long ago, I was put on the “This Parent Is Required to Dance in All Shows Containing Parent Roles Because She Volunteered to…