Some pictures from our property, taken a week ago. I’m sorry, the flowers are just so beautiful that I can’t call them weeds.
Why not call all blooming weeds like these wildflowers? Perhaps I’m lacking in knowledge about this particular form of flora and they are wildflowers. Whatever the answer, that’s what I’m naming them. They do indeed grow wild, all over the property. Their brilliantly colored flowers, as intricate as any other flowers that I’ve officially planted in my garden beds, provide a pop of color and beauty all over the edges of the property.
What’s not to love?
Well, after the most heavenly, perfect weather all weekend – a weekend where I was in rehearsal from 10 am to 7 pm – today, my day off, has dawned with dark ominous looking clouds. Now, that just doesn’t seem fair. I had plans to take a walk and sit in the park and generally laze around. I guess I can still laze around, but the other two items on my agenda might have to be shelved.
I do have to make a run to Trader Joe’s this morning. Three of us (the actors playing Lady Macbeth and Macbeth and I) share a car, so we always check in with each other as to who needs the car when. Lady M needs it around noon. Macbeth needs it later this evening. I’m more of an early riser, so I’m grabbing it this morning. Then I have to come back and write up notes for the actors. We had a run-through of the second act of Macbeth yesterday. Then I just might start quilting.
This week will be full of run-throughs for both plays as we move onstage starting Friday. That, by the way, is why I’m here so long this time around. We are doing two plays in repertory, which means that the rehearsal days are split in two. We rehearse one play in the morning and the other in the afternoon. That also means that two plays have to go through the tech and dress rehearsal process, as well as preview performances. It adds an extra three weeks onto my stay here.
I’m halfway through my time here. As I have no work on the docket after this job, I’m thinking I should enjoy every moment of my time here. Because, right now, I’m employed. That’s a good thing.