I’m in Hartford. Don drove me here yesterday morning and helped me haul everything up to my room. Then he left and I got sad. Thankfully, I had to hightail it to the rehearsal space for a short rehearsal with one of the young actors in the show. As I walked down the street, hauling my bag full of scripts and reference books, I ran into my friend, Darko, who is the director of The Tempest and the Artistic Director of The Hartford Stage. Seeing my old friend again helped take my mind off seeing my husband drive off.
But now I’m back at the hotel and I’m homesick. I’m staying at the Homewood Suites, which are very nice. Everyone is very helpful and friendly and my suite is a a nice size. It’s done in greens and a lot of brown, which could become depressing after a week or two. I think I need to bring a quilt from home the next time I go home for a couple of days. There is a television in the living room and one in the bedroom, The cable has a very limited amount of channels and no Turner Classic Movies (sob) but I did get to see my Red Sox play on the New England Sports Network, which we don’t get back home. They lost.
I edited all of these photos in PicMonkey with the Papyrus texture. It makes a blah hotel room look a little romantic and a little old worldish.
See how this texture makes the room look much more interesting than it is? I bought the fresh flowers at Trader Joe’s – fresh flowers can really help make a room look like home.