I'm a day late - helping with the school play has kept me very occupied. But it's a week worth celebrating.
1. A day out of school. Well, school wasn't out, but this week is our school play, and I was at the downtown theater where it is held, assisting the director with the dress rehearsal. My official title is "backstage manager." What it really means is an authority figure holding things together back there! My son is a friend of our director and is helping also, by playing an older figure in the play that really called for someone more mature than a high schooler.
2. Celebration of son's birthday. We had an early supper at a restaurant near the theater, since we both had to be there early. All of us were there, and we met a friend of my daughter's who was able to come briefly.
3. Mike was spreading a little cracked corn in our back yard for his deer friends, when he heard a loud "whoosh-whooshing" overhead. He looked up to see five turkeys flying toward him from the neighbor's trees. They all perched directly above him and looked down as if to say "Please leave so we can eat." He took this shot with his phone. I thought it was a neat shot for something so sudden and unplanned.
4. Caramel apples from my aunt. :-) She is so thoughtful!! She mailed me some delicious caramel apples from a company near her home that makes and ships them in the autumn. I really, really, enjoyed them!!
5. VERY THANKFUL for the results of the election, which were a huge surprise. Having no desire to watch the "coronation," I was very tired and went to bed at 8:30. At 11:30, I realized that Mike was still up, went out to the den, and could not believe what was happening. Realizing that some readers of this blog may disagree, I am nevertheless so thankful that Hillary's agenda was stopped.
And finally, a funny: I introduced Shakespeare this week, and told the seniors that he went to London to support his family by writing and acting in plays, because he had to go to the big city if he wanted that kind of work. One girl wrinkled her forehead and then said "Why didn't he just go to Hollywood?"