Monday, August 31, 2009

Long Overdue

I'm not talking about my baby's due date yet, although I honestly feel like I have been pregnant forever with this one. I'm talking about a belly picture. We took a picture of my growing belly almost every Sunday when I was pregnant with Asher. This is the first shot of me preggo with number two. I'm 27 weeks, so just entering my third trimester. A little sad, huh? Also sad: I am on my way to rehearsal, so obviously not looking glamorous here.

Another "long overdue" happened today: I washed the car. The last time our car was cleaned we lived in Santa Barbara. So yeah, it has been a while. Being the absurd person that I am, I did it at high noon. I almost died of heat exhaustion.

P.S. It rained while I was at rehearsal, and the car was outside. Ahh the irony of life.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Go go go

For those of you who don't already know, my sister-in-law Amy signed me up to audition for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with a company called Copperstar Repertory here in Gilbert. I would never ever think to audition for a musical being 5 1/2 months pregnant at the time of auditions, but Amy was confident I would get the role of the narrator. Well, I didn't (almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades)... but I did get into the cast. So far it has been pretty fun, and since it will be consuming a chunk of my life, I figured I may as well start blogging about it now.

Initial thoughts:
I am amazed at how good the cast sounds already. I am excited to be in a musical after a LONG hiatus. (Directing musicals doesn't count.) I can't wait to perform in a theater that has more than a thousand seats. I am glad that I have something to keep me busy and exercising while I am waiting for this second baby to appear. I'm glad to have doors opening for me in the theater world out here. HOWEVER I am totally physically and vocally out of shape and I think I am killing my voice. They have me singing all the astronomically high notes. We'll see if I can still belt them out come show time.

Monday, August 24, 2009

desert storm(s)

Last night as we were driving home from the Foote's house (after eating way too much "cowboy cobbler," for which I want the recipe) we witnessed yet another Arizona lightening storm. Weather is so different in the desert. There wasn't any rain falling on our car, but we could see two lightning storms on either side of the moon. The lightning went off every two seconds on both sides. It looked like dueling banjos or some "bigger and better" game where the moon was the referee.
I couldn't really take a picture, so I drew it on facebook graffiti. You get the idea.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I <3 Kung Fu

We put Asher down a little over an hour ago, after a very successful family night I might add. He smiled as we left his room and I didn't hear one peep from him until five minutes ago, when I was getting laundry out of the dryer. Out of a dead silence I heard a "Hee-YAH!" and the soft crunch of crib mattress. Then nothing.

Now either this boy is dreaming Kung-Fu, or he is a very patient and quiet sleep-avoider. Either way, he makes me smile.

We have been in our house exactly one month today. I wish I had a finished room to show for it, but I just have a few 1/2 finished rooms. I'll post pictures as soon as there are pictures to take, I promise.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Shopping for furniture would be so much simpler if I had an endless supply of money.

(PS I'm honoring my Dad's birthday today by not recognizing it. He "doesn't have birthdays anymore.")

Sunday, August 9, 2009


The ONLY downside to having a daughter instead of a son is my love for little girl's clothes coupled with my strong desire to buy every cute thing I see. I am trying really hard not to spend money on cute little dresses because I will probably have a baby shower. I'm also getting hand-me-downs from my sister, so I know I won't need to buy a ton right away. We are also trying to furnish a house right now for goodness sake.

Just so you get a fair glimpse into what I wish I could buy I will share 3 screen shots with you. Keep in mind, I didn't actually buy anything.

Can you guess which sites I've been looking at?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

One of each

Just in case anyone is wondering, I went in for my ultra-sound today.

It's a girl! (I think she is giving the "thumbs up.")

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Art and Quirks

I may be wrong, but I think this show appeals only to smart artistic people. It also helps if you're quirky. That is why the show got canceled, there are not enough intelligent creative weirdos watching TV. I mourn the passing of Pushing Daisies, but I celebrate possessing the first two seasons on blu-ray.

In other news, some of our smoke detectors are wearing shower caps.