We have one week of rest, now that Alice in Wonderland Jr. is over. We had our final performance (which I did not get to see because I was in the library at the theatre frantically writing out 50+ participation certificates for the cast and crew of our wonderful show!) and then the strike and the party. Our oldest son apparently took charge of gathering money from the cast and bought us all director gifts -- I got a $20 gift card for Texas Roadhouse and a $10 gift card for 7-11 because he knows how much I love the English Toffee Cappuccino! I'm so proud of all our kids, but Zachary has really taken a lot of initiative lately where theatre and his future and his life are concerned, and he just surprises me more and more each day. In a good way, of course :)
After that, we'll have an initial meeting for Escanaba in Da Moonlight, which I'm directing once again, but a version that I cut down to one hour to take to the state theatre festival in Muncie, Indiana at the end of March. Then we'll begin our rehearsal process the following week. No rest for the wicked. (That's an inside joke, it's okay if you don't get it. I do, and I just made myself laugh.)
For Valentine's Day, I went to Dunkin' Donuts this morning and got breakfast sandwiches and big old coffees for my husband and myself, and a dozen doughnuts which I intended to give to the kids. There were four left when we were done with them. We watched a couple of episodes of Mad Men in bed and relaxed. I got him the Michael Jackson "This is It" on Blu-ray, and he got me "Marley & Me" and "The Princess Bride"! We're about to watch the latter right now, so I'll cut this short.
Hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day, and to our cast and crew of Alice, we'll miss you, and we hope to see you again soon!