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15 September 2010 @ 08:30 am
I feel like I got hit by a South Pacific Bus.  
I've been crazy busy. As in, running all day, every day, with no time to do anything remotely relaxing like reading my friends list or blog roll. Home group is tonight, so I'm spending the day cleaning and cooking, and tonight also final dress of South Pacific, which is shaping up to be a really great (if sort of long) show. Rodgers and Hammerstein, man. They had a a lot to say, and weren't afraid to write an almost SEVEN MINUTE overture. (ALT has cut it down to three something, thankfully. We don't want Nolan and AJ falling asleep before the show even starts. Ethan would have to drive home.)

Anyhow, I'm dropping by to share a story with you all. Aaron's third grade teacher, who was incidentally, also Ethan's third grade teacher, got married to her boyfriend this past weekend. They're both twenty-seven and completely adorable. Shea (AJ's teacher) is a great girl, and a wonderful teacher, and Brian is as cute as he can be. Brian has Brain cancer. Two tumors right now, in fact. There was a story about them in the Amarillo GLobe News this past weekend, and it made me smile through tears. (Which is totally my favorite emotion. ;))

So anyway. Read that. You won't be disappointed. I'm glad that my sons have had the opportunity to know and love Shea and to meet Brian. Prayers for them would be appreciated as well. And sending good vibes to me for opening night. Maybe I'll be back next week when life settles down a little. In the meantime, I'm off to find a remedy for puffy, sleep-deprived eyes and bake for the next several hours. Maybe that IS the remedy for puffiness! I'll let you know.

Y'all have a great rest of the week!
(Anonymous) on September 15th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
none and several
But your phone called us twice Monday night @ around 11:15 giving us both a heart attack the first time because as you know @ our advanced age when the phone rings that late it only means calamity. Anyway I heard what could only be sounds of you leaving rehearsal and then 5 min later when your phone wanted to talk to us again sounds of your car radio. And if you have not seen made for TV (I think HBO) movie Tin Man need to get (netflix) and watch an interesting take on Oz and all. Break a leg, Love, Mom
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Goofy Discojandjsalmon on September 15th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
Okay so I was sobbing by the end of the news article. Just completely brave people with amazing faith. Thank you for sharing that Carrie, and prayers from Canada are definitely being sent heavenward.

And of course good vibes are being sent for your performance. My Brother In law used to sing Bali Hai to me ALL the time - he thought he was hilarious in his man-pretending-to-be-an-opera-singer voice. I'm certain you'll be awesome though. No doubts at all. :)
Carrie Leigh: Glamour Girlcarrie_leigh on September 16th, 2010 12:51 pm (UTC)
I sing Bali Hai in French. And feel very fancy doing it.
O Demanding One: Autumn: Fall In The Forest Ursulaheyurs on September 15th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)

When exactly IS opening night?

*goes to read article*

Carrie Leigh: Zach Gilfordcarrie_leigh on September 16th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
Preview night (first night with an audience) is tonight, and it's sold out. (Woo!) And then opening night, when my three boys are coming, is Friday.

Thanks for asking!

Love you, Ursula!
O Demanding One: Express: Twirl!heyurs on September 16th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)

Sold out! WOOT! :D

I will be clapping loud and long tonight...and Friday, too. *g*

I read the article...precious!

Love you, too, Carrie! x)

There's RON!! EEEEEEEE! xD ♥♥♥

goeungurlgoeungurl on September 16th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)
Amazing story. They played "It is Well With My Soul." That's a direct pluck at the heartstrings.

There is a cure for puffy eyes--Preparation H. Used by models and featured on Ugly Betty. And trust me it works. I've fallen asleep many a night after crying and have been saved.
Carrie Leigh: Dolphins are gay sharkscarrie_leigh on September 16th, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)
I know. That song make me want to cry even when there's nothing to cry about.

Preparation H! Yikes. Thankfully, we don't have that laying around the house. I will pick some up. This puffy eye thing is becoming an epidemic.
goeungurlgoeungurl on September 17th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
Haha. I went out to buy some just for puffy eyes. Let me know if it works for you.