Happy Sunday to everyone!
One play has opened – 3 more to go. Whenever I start to talk about how hard this schedule is, I stop and think about the actors who are in all 3 plays and the stage managers who work such long hours. Then I shut up.
I got out of rehearsal a little early yesterday and took the opportunity to visit the Urban Barn. For those of you who have been reading this blog since last year, the monthly barn sales at La Maison Rustique are now in a new location – The Urban Barn. The shop is open Wed – Sun, but the special monthly sales continue. Of course, I took photos for you. I will share them with you on another post.
Keeping to my budget, I only bought 2 small and inexpensive items:
I fell in love with these on the spot. The packaging, the graphics, the sweetness – how could I resist? Each of the sides of the box has a little message: ‘For Dolly’s clothes,’ ‘Useful in Travelers Kits,’ ‘Useful for Stockings, Handkerchiefs, Lingeries, etc. etc.’
You might be thinking, ‘Why the tree photos, Claudia? We all have them.’ When I left home these trees had only little tiny buds on them. My husband sent me some photos today of all the new growth. That’s the Catalpa on the left and the Sugar Maple on the right.
Be still my heart – what do I see?
My peony buds! I’m starting to get sad that I won’t see them for the third year in a row. However, my husband just said this in a phone conversation: ‘Don’t get sad. I didn’t send these to you for you to get sad.’ Okay. I won’t be sad.
What have I been doing when I’m alone and bored in this apartment? I’ve been going back to old posts (I have over 450 of them) to change the HTML on all the photos to make them larger. The smaller photos I was posting really look weensy on the new template. The very first photos I posted were even tinier. In the course of doing all of this, I realized that I blogged for quite a while with 1 or 2 comments – sometimes 0. I’m glad I didn’t let it get me down. There are new bloggers out there with 1 or 2 or 0 comments. When you come across one, leave a comment. Remember how it was for you when you first started out. We all need encouragement, don’t we?
Have a wonderful day.
By the way, please stop by Kelee Katillac’s blog. Her post today is terribly important. The oil spill is a major catastrophe and we need to use all of our energy to come up with a solution.