Ever since the first day I arrived in San Diego (remember how depressed I was?) I’ve been buying fresh flowers for the apartment. The minute I bought a bouquet, I felt better. Back in New York I would be looking at the snow and yearning for my garden. Here in San Diego everything is blooming and my allergies can attest to that fact. I still can’t garden but I can have fresh flowers. Trader Joes is just a few blocks away and Whole Foods is just a bit further down the road. Between them, I am flush with flowers. The Gerber daisies in the top photo are on the coffee table, the little roses are a welcome gift from the teacher I am replacing, and the asters are on a table by the front door. They make a huge difference in the ambiance of this little apartment. Do you keep fresh flowers around your home?
Is anyone else out there a fan of Anne of Green Gables? I sure am! I love this story and have a secret wish to visit Prince Edward Island and soak up all things Anne. I bought this edition of the book when I first arrived here in San Diego. It was on sale at Barnes and Noble. I’ve watched the made for television version many, many times. Such beautiful cinematography, such wonderful acting by all of the cast.
A few years back, when I was working here full-time, I coached a production of “The Seagull.” I love Chekhov so I was certainly looking forward to the coaching process. What sent me over the edge, though, was the chance to work with Megan Follows. She was cast as one of the leads and all I could think was “I get to work with Anne!” I’m glad to say she was delightful, a wonderful actress and lovely to work with. After the obligatory “Anne of Green Gables” conversation, I asked her if she ever got tired of people talking to her about it. After all, she did it years ago and now she was an adult with children. She said that she never did and she was proud of being part of such a wonderful production.
I’m looking forward to reading the book again, and watching the DVD. What a nice way to while away my time here.
Good morning and happy Sunday! I am puttering around, reading blogs, checking email and facebook. Soon I have to exercise and get going as I have a rehearsal to attend this morning as well as a performance to take notes on tonight. Tomorrow is my official day off and I will be missing my car for half the day. The brakes are very noisy and spongy feeling (I know, these are not mechanical terms.) I called the rental company and they are going to come get the car tomorrow morning and do whatever needs to be done on the brakes. Hopefully, they will return it by early afternoon.
In the meantime, I think I’ve located a sewing machine to borrow until I get my own Featherweight. My friend, Ingrid, who works in costume design, tells me she has an extra Featherweight that I can use! I’m thrilled. Yesterday was the kind of day where I was feeling restless and wanted a project. Working on the quilt top would have fit the bill.
I hope everyone has a relaxing, happy Sunday.