feliciakw: (Christmas - snowy tree)
Hello all who might still be reading this LJ. :-)

A very merry Christmas, happy holiday, and happy New Year to you. I haven't been too prolific of late, but I do stop by and check my f-page on a fairly regular basis.

Baby J had a wonderful first Christmas! His morning was so great that Christmassed himself out and crashed mid-morning. He's an adorable little guy--and he knows it! Hard to believe his first birthday is coming up in just over two weeks!

Geo is doing well and loving his new role as daddy. He also got to present a project he worked on, restoring the silent film Ramona, at MoMA in November.

My work/income situation has become somewhat uncertain; the theater is going dark in January, and I as part time hourly (since Baby J came home) will not be getting any hours probably until March at the earliest (January dark, February programming light). In the hopes of bringing in a little extra spending money, I'm placing some of my crochet items up for sale. I currently have several baby blankets, a "popcorn and cranberry" garland, and a pink ruffle scarf available. If anyone is interested in anything, would like more information, or would like to make a request, please let me know. We can discuss particulars. :-)

I hope everyone is having a grand holiday/end of 2014. May 2015 be joyous for us all!

P.S. I miss you, LJ peeps.
feliciakw: (Winter)
This weekend was a C.S. Lewis weekend at work.

Friday night was a one-man show starring David Payne as C. S. Lewis. I got to see pretty much all of Act I and much of Act II. The play is presented as if you've stopped by to visit Jack, and he tells you stories about his life to entertain you while waiting for his brother to arrive.

We also screened the three Narnia movies over the course of the weekend, though having read only the first book, I didn't watch any of the second two movies.

My favorite quote of the weekend . . . when talking about the change of diet his state of health required:

"He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart."

:D
feliciakw: (Sweeney)
Last night, we were one of only a handful of movie theaters that premiered the movie Copperhead, the third Civil War movie by director Ron Maxwell, who directed Gettysburg and Gods and Generals. We also had the privilege of having the director present for a Q&A and meet-and-greet after the movie.

I didn't get to watch the movie (was working, so my attention was elsewhere), but everyone who came said it was a really, really good movie. George worked as the projectionist, and he had some really amazing compliments for the director. You don't have to have seen the previous movies (which is good, because I haven't), but I hope I can watch it during the encore screening we're doing tomorrow.

Also, it was a very successful night for us financially, which is good. I hope things continue in this direction. We're recovering some from fairly egregious mismanagement, but hopefully things will be under control in the next few months.
feliciakw: (Bunqui in a sunbeam)
Last one out, please shut off the lights.

That would be me.
feliciakw: (Bunqui in a sunbeam)
So, life has been very busy recently.

Sleeping? Eating? What's that? )
feliciakw: (SPN)
I've had an insanely busy week this week, and won't have a day off until Monday. I am very close to being fried.

Otoh, the popcorn machine arrived at work yesterday, so yay for popcorn!

So I was actually at work while Show was airing and had to wait until I got home.

Jiffy Pop and home movies )
feliciakw: (Theater)
I should be keeping a journal of my gig as house manager. Those of you who've been here long enough know that I LOVED my job as assistant house operations manager at the PAC back in Ohio. I hated leaving that job. And after five years of being an executive assistant, I'm now house managing again. Yay!

I've held four volunteer orientations.

Tonight we had our soft opening. I am exhausted and my feet hurt. But things went well. My concession folks had a really good time. One of the volunteers told me I can put her anywhere because she's not scared anymore. Heh. Everyone seemed to have a good time, and I've been told that my volunteers are very sweet. And apparently I did a good job, too.

Tomorrow is the grand opening. Bruce Hornsby. Sold-out house. Should be a really good show.
feliciakw: (Theater)
First Volunteer Orientation: Complete.
Me: Very, very tired.

I think--I hope--it was a success. I have some scarily scant sign-ups on some of the events.
feliciakw: (Theater)
. . . and it's beautiful.

Pictures when I can.
feliciakw: (Theater)
The marquee is being replaced on the theater today. It looks good. (I wish I had my camera. I really need new batteries.) We'll be having a "grand illumination" lighting celebration on Dec. 19. We'll open to the public for performances in May 2013.

It's getting closer.
feliciakw: (US flag)
Happy Independence Day to my American f-listies! I hope you have a safe and festive day with family, food, fireworks, and fun.

I've just gotten back from giving open house tours of the theater restoration where I work and will be working once the theater opens. My feet are numb, I've melted in sweat, and I'm ready for a nice cold shower. But the theater is going to be quite amazing when it's finished!

In a couple of hours, Geo and I will be heading back to the theater to watch the fireworks from the new "garden terrace" balcony of the theater. I get fireworks this year! Whenever I miss out on fireworks, July 4 just doesn't seem quite finished.

Actually, it's hard to believe that it's July 4 already. Where is the summer going?

Each year, I try to share a quote from 1776 one of my favorite musicals, that really brings to life the personalities of those individuals and motivations of the American Revolution. The following quote is one that was running through my head (though I couldn't remember it exactly) with the most recent turn in the road with our adoption journey--

Abigail Adams, reminding John of something he'd told her:

Commitment, Abby, commitment. There are only two creatures of value on the face of this earth--those with a commitment and those who require the commitment of others.
feliciakw: (coffee)
Just got back from the fundraising dance. My feet hurt.

It was great fun. Squares and reels and circles and such.

Time to fall into bed and hope the 4-years-olds don't trample me tomorrow.
feliciakw: (Daffodils)
Happy St. Patty's Day to ye!

Tonight I'm working an Irish dance. Our band is The Toad Mamas, and the dance is "contra dancing," or community dancing--American, Irish, squares, and reels. It will be an experience.

And beforehand, Geo and I are going out for shepherd's pie (me) and corned beef and cabbage (him).

Hope you all are having a festive time.
feliciakw: (Daffodils)
Spring has sprung. The trees are budding--beautiful pinks and whites. The forsythia are amazingly golden. Our daffodils are in bloom. Spring and autumn have such amazing color here. We've opened the windows to breezes through the house. We've got a chipmunk or two that uses our back porch as a shortcut. It's just amazingly contenting to find a comfortable spot in the house and just be.

The Good Friday play )

I'm going to DC tonight with a local drama reviewer. She has an extra ticket to a show, and she offered it to me. Free ticket, transportation, press night, and noshes. Why not?

St. Patrick's Day Toads )

The PAC

Feb. 29th, 2012 01:17 pm
feliciakw: (Theater)
For those who think that stands for "Political Action Committee," it does not. It's Performing Arts Center, thankyouverymuch.

My old job in Ohio is hiring. I felt a little twinge when it showed up in my e-mail box. Would that I could apply, but I've got other prospects at the theater here.
feliciakw: (Default)
Finally, I can catch up on some stuff without having to sit in our uncomfy computer chair (we definitely need a new one).

I am the Mighty Dispatcher of Snakes )

End-of-year fundraiser )

A long week

Feb. 9th, 2011 07:20 am
feliciakw: (Dean)
I've recently been given a task at work that is becoming very tedious very quickly. We have a list of approximately 1400+ people who have, at some point over the last seven years, expressed an interest in our restoration project. I have been tasked with finding everyone's phone number and calling to get their e-mail address if they have one. This makes for a very long work day.

Which makes the wait for Supernatural to roll around once a week feel that much longer. As a result, I've caved and looked up the TVGuide on-line descriptions for the next two episodes.

Cut for synopsis-type spoilers )
feliciakw: (Say What?)
This made me LOL this morning.

Every office needs one. Especially ours.
feliciakw: (Family)
Spent yesterday's work packing up the office. When I go back to work next week, it will be to a different space in a different office.

This means no more indoor waterfalls, plumbing that actually works, and perhaps heat that doesn't require a space heater, and that extends beyond the boundaries of my desk.

Yay!

Today will be very busy with getting ready for our Christmas trip home. It will be the first Christmas in 15 years of marriage that Geo and I have not spent Christmas Day in our own house.

The Michigan cousins are also coming to Ohio for the day. Haven't seen them in over a year. Hoping for lots of chat time.

Also, spending the night with Li'l Bro and SiL on the way back to Virginia, which is always fun. :-)

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