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15 October 2012 @ 10:43 pm
The Last Month (and a half) in Photoessay Form  
Hi there, all! It seems that the month of September came to school, ate my lunch and then kicked my rear end like you wouldn't believe.  I can count the amount of time I had to spend on the computer in minutes per week, instead of hours.  It was refreshing, in its way.  Here it is in one neatly wrapped up post.  Ready?  Here we go.

1.  I got 162 costumes unpacked, catalogued, fitted to actors, altered, repaired, cleaned, repacked and shipped back from whence they came.  The above shot is a completely candid photo by my friend Jason...  It was after we got all of the costumes out of the 16 boxes, and he captured the fifteen minutes I went through all of the five stages of grief and had a few dozen mini panic attacks.  Then I pulled it together and got the job done.

2.  My Daddy and Aunt came for a visit, and my sister and her family were able to come up for the day, so we all got to hang out.  Ignore AJ's crossed eyes.  That kid, man.  What a goober.

3.  It was a fun weekend and a good day.  Dad and Aunt Rhonda went to the show with us and we ate a lot of food and hung out.  Good times. 

4.  This show.  This crappy iPhone photo does NOT do it justice.  My adorable (professional photographer) friend Chriselda's blog does, though and if you click here, you can see the pictures in all of their glory.  They're really, really good.

5.  My friend Rose had a baby!  This little guy, Samuel.  He's super sweet.  My friend Tana had a baby, too!  A little girl named Quinn. She's a really delicate beauty.  Alas, there is no picture.

6.  I was in a hair show, and got FIVE inches cut off my hair.  I'm cranky about the cut.  I liked it fine when it was done, but it's turned out to be kind of a pain to style.  The day was really fun, though.  I had my makeup professionally done, a speacially picked out top, mimosas and breakfast and lunch and sangria and so forth.  AND I got to wear about 50,000 dollars in jewelry, which really makes my skirt fly up, if you know what I mean.  And hair grows, right?  It will grow.  To be perfectly honest, I seem to be the only one that's noticed that it was any different at all.

7.  Nolan, his dad, and the boys went to Platoro, CO, and Red River, NM for the weekend.  They had fun and I got a lot done in their absence.  Like the monumental strike for Les Miz.

My oldest is playing football.  He's not had a lot of playing time, but  #10 looks cute in his uniform.

Really, stinking cute.

We got RAIN.  And thunderstorms.  Now the leaves are turning pretty colors, but the sunflowers actually bloomed this year.  The fields were a sea of yellow.  It made me so happy.

I wrote an article for Amarillo Magazine.  It's really, wonderfully fulfilling to see your words in print.

And that's about it.  Or at least, that's the more interesting bits.  Or the parts I took pictures of, and thus remember.  Hope everyone else had a great September!  Onward to Halloween!
I am:: in bed
I feel:: calmcalm
I hear:: Castle
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Office - Jim Jazzhandsjandjsalmon on October 16th, 2012 03:59 am (UTC)
You are ABSOLUTELY right - That boy in the #10 Uniform looks ADORABLE! I love it! I also love that he can rock a Dean Martin fedora and a Draco Malfoy smirk. The kid has skilz.

You're completely inspiring - just so you know. I loved your article (and had to share it on all my social media - because I'm one of THOSE kinda friends *g*)

(I've missed you! I'm glad you're having fun though doing all sorts of real life things. :))
Carrie Leigh: Ethan=Little Dracocarrie_leigh on October 16th, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
I've missed you guys, too! Hopefully I'll make time to do this, too, now. I had lots of ideas for posts in the past two months, but never had the time, or energy frankly, to make it happen.

I love that .gif. JK's face as he goes down is hysterical.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Office - Smug BedBugjandjsalmon on October 16th, 2012 04:05 pm (UTC)
It cracks me up too.

And I've been there on the not having the energy to post here - sometimes I just think that no one would even be INTERESTED in what I'm doing, so why bother sharing. It's the one reason I'm looking forward to November - because I always blog every day in November. :)

And HEY - I shared your article on my facebook and now you have other fangirls in Canada. *giggles*
seegrim: Wow!seegrim on October 16th, 2012 06:46 am (UTC)
I was pretty certain that life was eating you whole for ME to be more active on LJ than you were.

And man, what a month! I love it though - I mean, seriously, Carrie. You got A LOT done. That's amazing.

So funny what you said about your hair - I didn't notice any off the length. It looks gorgeous, as always. And hey, if you have some styling issues, now you know how the rest of us feel. :P

Wow, you are right about #10. What a cutie! Love your boys!

There's so much to comment on, I'm sure I'm missing things - oh! Your family visiting! How cool.

And alone time for you, and your article! I really, really love it and am going to have my girls read it. Congrats on that!
Carrie Leigh: Glamour Girlcarrie_leigh on October 16th, 2012 03:51 pm (UTC)
I KNOW, RIGHT? That's just crazy and not right at all.

Your mercy for my hair woes is too much. Stop. ;)

I've been thinking about you, lately. I'm writing a story for interhouse_fest that features a bastardized version of 'The Blue Owl' pretty heavily. It makes me smile.
Mala13oct on October 16th, 2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
You are amazing. How on earth do you do it all?!! *bows low*

And no. 10 is super cute. :) They grow so fast!
Carrie Leigh: awesome shoescarrie_leigh on October 16th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
I do it with smoke, mirrors, duct tape, bailing wire and a asston of eyeliner.

Yes, they grow entirely too fast. I saw your pic of Taara a bit ago; she's a heartbreaker, already!
goeungurl: glamorousgoeungurl on October 16th, 2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
Wow. And I thought I was busy. I totally loved catching up on your life. Your boys are adorable and you are inspirational. I think your hair looks wonderful. Always. Even in family photos and candid shots while working. (The latter being an awesome photo--I can just feel the onset of a panic attack.) I wish I could get mine to look so classy and luxurious sometimes.

Miss you, darling! (And your writing! I want to see more!)
Carrie Leigh: Writer advancing senilitycarrie_leigh on October 16th, 2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
Hee. You're sweet.

I'm working on my interhouse fic as we speak; from one of your prompts, I think. :D
goeungurl: happygoeungurl on October 17th, 2012 02:13 pm (UTC)
Interhouse... somehow I thought it was a good reason to sign up for that too. >.< But you! (think) you took one of my prompts?! HEE!!!!! That's so exciting! *happy dance* Now I have something to look forward to for the month of November. :*
O Demanding One: Autumn:PumpkinSpiceLatte w/NoLatte-hehe!heyurs on October 16th, 2012 04:52 pm (UTC)

Aaaawwwww! BABYYYY! I bet that was fun snuggling him up, huh? Love him and give him right back! ;D

Yup, it's official, you can't catch #10 anymore to sit on him. :( Darn that kid! Both of them! They have the nerve! *grrr*

The first thing I noticed was your hair. I always do. In that first pic, it is SO lovely. Tack that pic to your bathroom mirror, so that whenever you're having a bad day, it is there to make you happy. x)

Those pics you linked us to are AWESOME. I bet I would have cried my eyes out when that little girl sang her solo. WOW! Busy, busy, busy! You did some amazing work, Carrie.

oooooohhhh! Sunflowers! *loves*

Your article is great. Thanks for sharing. Sure have missed you, Carrie. This was great catching up. :)

Carrie Leigh: Arthur shycarrie_leigh on October 19th, 2012 11:57 am (UTC)
It was. He's a sweetie. :D

I know. They're both totally unrepentant about growing up. Little punks.

LOL. See, I don't think my hair looks great in that pic. It needs to be brushed!

OH, MY. A LOT of tears were shed during that run. I was moved to tears every time I sat through it.

I heart sunflowers. So pretty.

I've missed y'all, too. That was too long to go between. Love ya, Ursula!
Elle Blessingway: Animated: Hi!elle_blessing on October 16th, 2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
It's been so long! But I know how busy goes. At least it was the good kinds of busy. Silver linings?
Carrie Leigh: reality ruins lifecarrie_leigh on October 19th, 2012 11:58 am (UTC)
Absolutely silver linings.

You're all sorts of loved, you know. Bunches and bunches.
mollywheezy: Harry and Voldymollywheezy on October 17th, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)
Wow! Sounds like you've had lots of fun stuff going on! The Les Mis pics are awesome! :)

I ADORED your article. So very true. I am going to borrow your "F-Word-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named", LOL. Maybe I'll have a HArry Potter party when I turn that age . . . probably close to the same time you do.

A good friend has a mug that says "Forty is twice as sexy as twenty". I think that's going to be my new mantra . . . :)
Carrie Leigh: redheaded pinupcarrie_leigh on October 19th, 2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
I dunno what I'm gonna do for my next birthday, other than live in denial that I am actually that OLD.

Well, I'm probably smarter than I was at twenty. And they say smart is sexy! Yay!
Leigh: Bubblesleigh_adams on October 19th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
I want your hair. And your boys are adorable -- as always!

I'm glad to see that article in print. It was fantastic, darling. :D

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