Well, it’s been in the works for quite some time, but we finally have gotten to the musical at my school and I have to say that it’s nice to finally have had the chance to put on our musical. The past week has been crazy, but the craziness has been greatly rewarded with some amazing performances of “The Music Man Jr” and I can honestly say that I’m extremely proud of our students right here at East Middle School. Anyway, let me talk about my week and then we can talk about those wonderful performances. Last week Saturday was the first Saturday in quite some time where I didn’t have anything planned going on. But my parents came down for us to celebrate Easter. Yeah, it’s a week late, but we weren’t able to celebrate Easter properly before because my daughter was away in France and I’m proud to say that as of this past Friday, my daughter came home. It’s nice to have her home again and I have to say that I actually missed my daughter and her quick wit. It’s nice to have her home! She got to visit with us a little this morning before my parents came. In the meantime, I worked on trying to fix two mugs that she had break in her luggage on her way home. I then went over to Advanced Auto and got some parts to fix her car and possibly my car later on. I got Heather’s rear tail light fixed real quick and I had plans to fix a hole in her front quarter panel. While fixing it, my parents arrived and it started to rain. I had to pull the van part way into the garage to finish my work and I was able to fill the hole pretty well with some Bond O and even got it primed. My goal is to paint it later, but I also plan on working on the hood as well. I also learned that her front headlight is rather loose as well. Gotta get that fixed. In the meantime, we decided to go to “Texas Roadhouse” for dinner to save my wife some time with the preparations. She had a bad day at work and I had to convince her to calm down and stay. We then went home and celebrated our Easter with the family.
On Sunday, we went to church and had a decent sermon and came home and my parents decided to head out right away since my wife had work and the older two children had Orchestra rehearsal to go to later on. So my parents went home and I continued to work on the van and finish some things up around the house and then took the kids to orchestra. Heather picked them up on the way home and we all got ready for our school week, which was going to be crazy with the musical this past week. On Monday I went to school and finished setting up the stage at the beginning of the day and had my normal school day and then had musical rehearsal until 6 o’clock. It was a late ending to the night, but the family was into the project 100%. We did the same thing on Tuesday, but this time we were at school until 6:30 PM. Wednesday, I had SMASH rehearsal and we had our first rehearsal since the Spring Break and I was nervous for the group, but after this rehearsal, I’m not as nervous as I had been before this point. Thursday was the first night of our show and we had a minor communication glitch, but generally the performance went off without a hitch and was a very well produced show. Tonight was perfect from beginning to end and everything looked great! The kids performed well, we had a minor issue before the performance, but it worked itself out. After the performance, we went to Applebee’s and I picked up my children from Denny’s and we went home and crashed. This upcoming weekend is going to be crazy too, so I can’t relax, even this weekend.
Okay, so no discussion about the podcast this week, instead, let’s review the book “Star Wars – An Imperial Commando Novel: 501st” by Karen Traviss…….