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Day 113-114 – They Grow up so Fast!

Day 113 – Post-its and folders and stickers… oh my! I’ve had the amazing fortune of being hired to teach stage management at the University of Ottawa this term.  The entire class has been an exercise not only in gaining a better understanding of what it is to be a stage manager, but also in … Continue reading

Day 108-110 – New Directions

I’ve been a bad blogger lately.  I’ve been taking this exercise for granted.  I should be making a real attempt to take 5 minutes to write every day.  It’s at least five minutes that I can call my own and if that’s all I get in my day, I should appreciate that. Day 108 – … Continue reading

Day 106 – My Titles

I play many roles in my life… sometimes too many to count.  Sometimes in my daze of going through the motions, I forget who I am. Today I overheard the Fringe administrator talking to a friend on the phone and the words that stood out were “My Boss“.  For a second, I didn’t know who … Continue reading

Day 93-98 – Sights and Sounds

My in-laws arrived last Thursday, so I’ve been quite busy.  Apologies for the late update, but here it is: Day 93 – Today was the first day I noticed buds on the trees.  I’m always fascinated by how one day there aren’t any, and the next the tree is full of them.   Buds on the … Continue reading

Days 44 and 45 – R&R

My Saturdays always start way too early.  Teaching kids at 9am (after teaching at the university on Fridays at 8:30am no less) is rough.  Even though my little ladies get me up way earlier than that, I’m still of the opinion that one shouldn’t do theatre (or theatre-related things) until at least 10am.  It’s just … Continue reading

Day 26 – One thing I know I can do.

Being a mom is by far the most difficult job I have ever had.  You’ve probably heard this from other people before and they are absolutely telling the truth.  Being responsible for a living, breathing being is hugely stressful.  Add on unrealistic expectations, a long learning curve and many unexpected challenges and you can struggle … Continue reading

Day 25 – Still Processing

It was a pretty grey day for me today. Rainy. Stayed in all day. Dealt with an earful of wails and cries and whys. It was a day of picking up cherrios, doing 6 loads of laundry and cooking multiple meals. Mom-like drudgery. Some people thrive with it. I sometimes sludge through it with the … Continue reading

Day 21 – Wet and (not-so-much) Wild

The average North American adult, I assume, bathes or showers at least once a day.  It’s something we barely even think about anymore, becoming as routine as eating or sleeping.    But there are a few groups of people whose bathing routinely gets interrupted, altered or altogether forgotten.  I am a member of one such group … Continue reading

Day 5 – Aging

I think my mother and grandmother are beautiful, both inside and out. I also think it’s pretty neat to get a glimpse of how I might look in some years’ time.  When I look at them I’m not afraid of aging,  because they’ve done so very gracefully in every way… and that’s a beautiful attitude … Continue reading