I just got back from dropping Don off at the bus station. The two days went by too quickly, but we had a lovely time together and, weather permitting, I’ll try to get into the city at the end of the week. This life isn’t easy, but I hope we handle it with grace. I think we do.
I have a spider plant upstairs in the office that was a teeny-tiny grocery store rescue when I bought it a couple of years ago. It’s quite large now and very healthy. But it has never produced a baby. Every once in a while I tell the spider plant that it would be nice to see a little baby appear.
Well, look what I saw yesterday! A baby!
Just goes to show you that they hear us. Remember all those books in the seventies about talking to your plants? It may have been a fad, but I talk to mine all the time.
Speaking of grocery store rescues, I couldn’t get this little guy out of my mind – I’d seen it at our local store several times, so I swooped in today and brought it home. This photo makes it look larger than it is. I think it’s a peperomia. The leaves are succulent-like. I’ll look it up later today.
Don’s show starts previews on Friday. For those of you who are new to this, previews are performances (with a paying audience) while the play is not yet officially open. That means that while the cast is performing at night, the tech people, designers, director, choreographer, music director, and writers are watching and taking notes. Rehearsals are still going on each afternoon and those rehearsals are used to fix things, rehearse moments that need some tweaking, and make changes. Sometimes (this happened with Anastasia) the playwright(s) will rewrite scenes, add new scenes, and then ‘pages’ will be passed out to the actors which include those changes. Escape to Margaritaville will be previewing for a month and then it will officially open in March. So, though the cast is performing, the show is still not completely set. At some point, everyone involved will decide there are no more changes to be made and it will be ‘frozen.’
There you go.