Monday, February 09, 2009

The Great Move of 2009 and Other Random Things You Need to Know

I am in the midst of "crunch time" as we, the directing team of "The Sound of Music," put the finishing touches on the musical. Things are coming along quite nicely and I'm very anxious to see the show on the actual stage where we'll be performing, with costumes, sets, lights, and a 15 piece pit orchestra. Interested in coming? Leave me a comment and I'll get you the information. Tickets are still available! (Sorry for that shameless plug...)

Friday night was rehearsal and I headed off to bed reasonably early. The next morning, somewhere between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m., I had this crazy idea to throw together a pot of chili and some corn bread for the directing team. I had this sudden burst of energy and began buzzing around the house, towel wrapped around my head, eggs in one hand, ground beef in another... running between the bathroom mirror to finish getting ready for rehearsal and the kitchen, while stirring in chili beans and tomatoes. I was a sight. I think Jerry thought I'd lost my mind.

I was greeted at the door by one of our fearless leaders of the show and she asked me if I was pregnant when she learned that I had been whipping up chili at 7:30 in the morning. I told her that would be a definite NO and she followed me into the kitchen so I could plug in the crock pot. While she was grateful for the gesture, I think she thought I was a little nuts. I am glad I didn't tell her about the time I brought the crock pot to the chiropractor. But that's another story for a different day. Moving on...

Rehearsal went great and I came home. Usually, I'm mentally and physically exhausted after these rehearsals, but this particular Saturday, I was full of energy.

At about 6 p.m., I got another crazy idea and approached my husband with, "Honey, I think the boys need their own rooms. We've been talking about it for months, but maybe we should just do it...let's just move them!"

He gave me that "look" that I've grown to love. You know, the one that says, "You're nuts, but I'm going to do this because I love you." Have I mentioned that I am married to one of the greatest guys on earth? I seriously don't know how he puts of up with me...and not only that, he does it with a smile.

In a day and a half, we managed to rearrange every room in the house except the kitchen and my studio. The boys now have their own rooms and Cody's room now doubles as his bedroom and a play room (which we've desperately needed). It sounds weird, but we seem to have more space than we did before by giving each of them their own room. I am very happy with the set-up. Jerry and I both have sore, tired bodies today, but we are both very happy with the outcome.

And now you're caught up.

And I need a nap. Too bad that isn't an option today....

Did I mention I'm about to make a double batch of heart-shaped sugar cookies?


Kari Lynn said...

Wow, Superwoman! Can you buzz over here and use your super powers at my house? I got up this morning, got the kids off to school and went back to bed. No extra energy here!

Barbie @ Mamaology said...

hey Happi, I'd love to bring my older girls to the musical....send me the info at and I'll see if we can make it:).

Jody said...

Wow! I could feel your energy just reading this post. I've done the whole room switch on a whim thing before. Once we reached the point of no return, I had to ask myself why I decided to do that on a Sunday afternoon! Like you, I loved the end result.

I hope your musical goes well. If we still lived up in IN, I have to make a day trip to see it.

Kari said...

I'm in complete agreement with you . . . I don't know how Jerry puts up with you, either. Heaven knows that I KNOW-lots of years to put up with you. Sheesh!

JK, of course! ;-) You know I love ya! Glad that the extreme home makeover went well and I can't wait to see it. Hope that the boys have adjusted to the switch with no problems.

Sheryl said...

I get that look quite often! You are superwoman girl!