Saturday, July 24, 2010

Productive day!

For a day that didn't really start until 11am, today was extremely productive! First I had a cast meeting for Birth, a play by Karen Brody. Yes, I got a part, and I am so excited about it! I am the ensemble (along with just one other person), which means I get to be a ton of different roles throughout the play, rather than one main character. I will be a doula, a midwife, an OBGYN, and who knows what else. The play is on September 25th at 2pm and 7pm, for more info go to

After the cast meeting, I came home and put a very hungry/sleepy Hunter down for a nap. Daddy tried his best, but no amount of applesauce or oatmeal fills the tummy like Mommy Milk <3  So thankful that the nap strike seems to be over, he's down to one nap a day, but I can handle that. No naps a day, not so much. It was a rough week last week, between the no naps and the restless sleeping, I though I was going to go crazy!

While he was napping, I sewed a diaper cover, and promptly realized my printer had printed my pattern at 75%, so the size Large diaper was actually a little smaller than the Mediums Hunter is rapidly outgrowing. Oopsie. Oh well, I can sell it as a second quality item or something when I start my business. Oh, did I not mention I'm starting a business? Well I am, as of yesterday I officially have a retailer interested in buying my fleece training pants/diaper covers to sell in her shop! Since she's willing to place an advance order, I will be able to buy the machine I need to finish the diapers and make them prettier (a serger), and hopefully get this show on the road!

Then I wrote out a flyer for the other business I'm starting. Oh, did I forget to mention that I'm starting TWO businesses? Right, should probably fill everyone in on this one too. Starting (hopefully) this Fall, I will be teaching General Music Classes for homeschooled students in the Arlington/Mansfield area. Hopefully someone will be able to help me out with finding a location soon, that's really the only thing that still remains to be figured out. Everything else is stuff I have done before, and it's just a matter of putting together lesson plans and getting everything I need (like instruments). I'm going to start putting out flyers now (if anyone has an "in" with one of the homeschool groups in the area, please let me know!), and hopefully will be able to put together several classes by the time school starts!

Whew, busy day. Time to finish off my productive day by reading my script, it is so much more fun to read about birth than to actually live it :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

So much to say, so little time. Music, life, acting, oh my!

Here I thought getting that last post off my chest would make me stop neglecting this blog. Apparently that is not the case, despite an astounding number of visitors to my blog, I have not written since the touchy circumcision post.

Well, I am once again breaking the silence, because there is so much going on in my head that I just need to let it out. The first thing I need to say: I really miss music. Not just listening to music and singing along, I mean really being actively involved in the world of music and performing. Teaching helps with that a little, but it's just not the same.

I started pondering how I could start doing what I love again, and a solution came to me when a friend mentioned something about wanting her kids to be involved in music from a young age, but not having access to classes nearby (thanks for the light bulb moment, Sharon!). I realized that not only do I have the background and certifications to do this, it's something that sounds genuinely fun and exciting to me! So, as of today, as of right now, I am in the process of figuring out what I need to do to get this ball rolling. Tonight, another friend mentioned that the homeschool community in my area is also severely lacking in the music department, classes are either too expensive or too hard to get into or too specialized. My mind immediately started pondering this...Elementary level general music classes for homeschool students? Yes, I can definitely do that! Again, this sounds like a blast and I would love to do this.

If I could get these classes started up, I could afford to take voice lessons again! If I can take voice lessons again, maybe I could start auditioning again some, and start doing what I genuinely love to do! As far as auditioning, I am actually taking the leap and auditioning for a play this weekend. The play will be wonderful and interesting, it is called BOLD (Birth On Labor Day), and is a lot like the vagina monologues, but focusing instead on women's birth experiences. The parts of the script I have read are fantastic and sound like a lot of fun, I really hope the audition goes well.

As far as Hunter goes, he is the most amazing little person I have ever met. He constantly astounds me with the things he understands, and since he started crawling a month ago he has become so FAST it's ridiculous. This child has some mad ninja skills, I set him down in the living room, and in seconds he is halfway across the kitchen getting into cabinets. Time to invest in some of those cabinet lock things. His signing vocabulary is growing every day, he inconsistently signs for milk and potty, and started signing "more" today when I had avocado as an incentive. His favorite person in the world right now is his Daddy, he absolutely adores him and would be content to play for hours as long as Daddy was there. Oh, and he now has 2.5 teeth, his top left tooth decided to finally make an appearance today!

Phew, I finally feel a little more caught up. Hopefully this post can be the start of me actually being productive this week, my house could use a little TLC (aka serious deep cleaning).