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A stream of consciousness. kinda.

Into the woods and out of the woods and home before dark. 

 I've seen Into the Woods twice since it opened on Christmas Day.  I would see it every day. Mostly because popcorn is good, but maybe because its my favourite musical turned movie.  I love it so much that I've directed it twice at two different high schools.  And then when I went to find a picture of my first production at St. Mary's, I couldn't, which made me sad because I cast Dan's brother as one of the princes, actually both his brothers were the princes, until Chris dropped out.  Josh did a fine job and it'd be fun to show that, but I think it's tucked away somewhere in the deep confines of our furnace room along with the boxes and boxes of teaching stuff.  
I will find it some day.
But I did come across some photos from the production I co-directed with my good friend, Erin at Holy Cross.  That was a very talented cast too!
This is mostly making me miss directing musicals...but that was all done before kids, and there is no way I could manage it now. So until another chapter in my life, my director (sparkly red) shoes have been hung up.

Careful the things you say, children will listen.  Careful the things you do; children will see and learn.

Willis and Uncle Robbie are watching the World Junior Hockey Finals as I type and those Russians are getting fiesty.  I kinda feel guilty about not putting Willis in hockey, but then when I see the amount of time they have to put in to it at such a young age, I don't feel as bad.  He knows how to skate, in fact, he starts speed skating this week.  I'm sure if he wants, he will pick up hockey just as quickly.
I don't know how I would juggle a 3 day a week hockey schedule on top of his swimming...which he loves and he is kicking butt at. Level 5 already!  And then we also decided to put him in a gymnastics class....we'll see how he likes it. He has such a strong body, it would be a shame that he doesn't use that core strength in this trampolines and tumbling class.  
Also? We plan on getting the kids a trampoline for their birthdays this year. So it makes sense. Kinda.
I normally don't like being crazy busy and up until this month, my policy has been "one activity per season per kid"...but now that I'm not crazy in the classroom, I'm thinking that's going to change.  And it's also really really really cold here in January- sometimes April, so the busier I keep the kids doing activities and burning off their energy, the quicker the days will go by and the sooner spring will come?
That theory may work. 
Lucia currently has from Jan- April: Art class, swimming, gymnastics and speed skating.  Willis has speed skating, piano, swimming and gymnastics.  
Don't worry, I'll take care of myself too.

And I know things now, many valuable things. Do not put your faith in a cape and a hood, they will not protect you the way that they should.

I am trying to keep up with running but I get bored doing 5km at a set speed, so I've decided to try High Intensity Interval Training when I for 20 minutes I sprint for 30 seconds and walk a minute.  So far  I love it: I can still track it on my Nike + App, I'm still doing 3ish km, and I don't lose interest.  I like going fast.

Okay. time to put the Wilster to bed.

Come back Friday for our first Style Me Blogger LinkUp where we share Something old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something in a shade of blue.


  1. I would love to see a musical you directed. Speed skating? My Conner would have loved to do that! The key to happy mama is kiddos who have burned up all their energy by the end of the day - even now! Very impressed by your running - I couldn't run for 3km (unless maybe I was being chased).

  2. Speed skating seems so random, but I guess not from where you live :) Now I really want to see that movie! Must see movie!

  3. I really want to see Into the Woods! I've heard so many rave reviews!! And the fact that Willis is Speed Skating...I absolutely love that!! One of my favorite events in the Olympics!! Take lots of pictures of that for the blog!! Who knew you were a big time director?? Is there anything you can't do woman!?!? :)

  4. I saw the movie too and liked it! I didn't even know it was a musical (yes, I live under a rock). How fun that you used to be a director! I love finding out about our fellow SM Bloggers!

    On another note, I'm getting rid of a trampoline. Wanna drive to FL to pick it up??


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