Pardon the poor quality of the photo. I didn't think I was supposed to have a camera, so I did not want to take chances with the flash. Consequently the photos are not great at this setting, and it did not help that I was in the balcony. Troy is on the left, and his friend (Jonathan) sits in the chair. They are not in costume since the guest artist costume was too big for Troy, and the one for Jonathan was not his size either.
Ready for the show!
Lovely picture of my skirt! This is what happens when you are sneaking a picture and suddenly realize the flash is on. I quickly slammed the camera into my lap, and voila - my laptop! :-)
Count Almaviva, Rosina, and Dr. Bartolo
Hard to believe that the little feet that fill these shoes
will one day be bigger than mine!
What a privilege to be a "Mommy!"
Your Monday, that is. How do you view this day? For starters, it is my "recover from church" day. Yes, yes, that does sound terrible, but if you spent a good deal of one day driving through 216 traffic lights, you might need to recover, too. :-) Silas never gets a decent nap, so he is not at his best. It seems about the time he finally dozes, we hop back in the car to go to and fro.
For the most part, I enjoy Mondays and look forward to the fresh and new week. Since Silas was born, I have stopped homeschooling on this day to give myself extra time to prepare for the rest of the week. It is my day to catch up on all the weekend laundry, deep clean, get ready for Tuesday (library/grocery shopping day), clean the van, do all the little things that get shoved to the side during the previous days, and best of all to sleep later (if possible). I covet this day and typically do not leave the house or schedule anything that would cause me to use a vehicle.
I am a "list" person, and the Monday one is about as long as the Missouri River. It usually doesn't get completely accomplished, but I like the challenge of the length. So why in the world am I blogging when the baby is sleeping and I could be working??? :-) Good question. Guess I will do that right now.
Besides. . .it is the perfect weather to work. The boys have done a good deal of chores so they are outside enjoying the 60's+ weather, the windows are open, birds are chirping, breezes are blowing, and I have a pan of walnut brownies in the kitchen.
Yes, it is a good Monday!
I am steadily rolling through this new decade as I reached 31 on the 29th. My birthday was a bit hectic since it was in the midst of preparing for Troy's recital, but he did send me the below pictured bouquet. My MIL was here and treated us to supper so I wouldn't have to cook. That always makes for a nice evening. I received some nice gifts and cash. Yippee. I am saving that for the mixer I mentioned earlier. I do believe there is a piano CD in someone's top right drawer. Hee. Hee. I hope to enjoy that soon when the very busy giver gets a memory jog when he opens the top right drawer. You know - the top right drawer of his dresser. The top right drawer that made me feel terrible when I shoved some papers in there and saw a piano CD. It's not like I spend my time browsing through top right drawers. Okay - you get my point. :-)
P.S. The spellcheck is not wokring agian! So, if youu see any typoes, pleasee excuse this tired woman who is not gettting alll the slep she should!
Troy and his voice teacher - Dr. Parker.
The reception was left in the capable hands of Teresa A.
I had "no worries" in this area either.
After all, this is her specialty!
Love this photo. :-)