Friday, July 31, 2009

Happy Polyester & What a Wonderful Opening Night!

Pictures from the sidewalk sale that we set up this morning! Doesn't it look cute? Never thought I'd feel that way about a sidewalk sale, but..... I do! :-)

It feels so good to be clearing out our storage space a bit. Now we can purchase more stuff! He he he....

Never thought that pounds of polyester could look pretty.... but doesn't that look fantastic!? It's so bright and happy.

Chris and I sat with the audience for opening night last night AND. It. WAS. FANTASTIC!! You have to come and see the show!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Painting a Tie Yellow.

Never thought I'd paint a neck tie pee yellow. But, well, when the show's call Urinetown, you're going to paint and dye a lot things you never thought you would, pee yellow. Mom and I got to sit through the entire dress rehearsal last night and we are absolutely thrilled! The costumes look great on stage and the performance was fantastic. I can't wait to see it with a full audience. Please come pack the house and support this youth theater program - the cast has worked so hard and they are providing the community with a beautiful, professional show.

Our little garden is starting to provide beautiful tomatoes! That middle plant there didn't make it.... mom and I think mold got to it. We've never container gardened before and didn't think about mold growing under the containers.... Live and learn.

Our Sidewalk Sale is this Friday and Saturday! Make sure to come and join in. The average price is $1.00!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Apple Apron & Running Around

When mom and I had a booth at the Roseville Antique Market we scored a BOX full of vintage, mail order apron patterns. Here's the first apron that mom has made from the bundle:

The costumes for Urinetown are wrapping up today and dress rehearsals start on Monday. I'm so excited to finally get to sit and watch the show from beginning to end! We have a sidewalk sale coming up at the end of the month and TONS of classes in August and we just opened up registration for our Autumn Downieville Retreat Soooooooo..... we're running around like crazy people, which seems to be the usual lately! :-)

Friday, July 10, 2009


Phew! This is the first time I've looked at our blog since June 6th. Oy. My husband's and my housemate, Phillip, was in a near-fatal car accident on June 7th. He sustained significant head trauma and burns to 35% of his body and I must say: the. man. is. SUPERMAN! After being in a medically induced coma and skin grafting surgery he came home almost 2 weeks ago (less than a month after the accident) and he's up-and-about and healing quickly.

This has been an amazing experience in so many ways. It's hard to put it all into words. It was a reminder that we are a part of a family that is much larger than the family that we are born/marry into. A reminder that life is precious and we never know what may happen in the next moment so treasure the time that we get. A reminder that the health insurance that Chris and I dish out hundreds of dollars for every month really is worth it but at the same time, a reminder of how much I detest the bureaucratic system and all of the paperwork involved with our health care system.

To Phillip - I love you. You are the brother that I never had. I am so glad that Chris and I live with you and Lindsay. Lindsay is an amazing woman - her strength is amazing. I look forward to future vacations, family gatherings, and weddings (hint, hint ;-). Lindsay and I are ready, when do we move the farm? :-)

As far as The Thimble goes, our 2 week vacation was timed perfectly - I was able to be at the hospital almost everyday. Mom got to go up to Eugene, OR with Carin and attend The Black Sheep Gathering. They had a fantastic time. Mom and I are currently working on the costumes for Placer Union High School District's Musical, Urinetown (more about that later).