Monday, February 25, 2008


So I was watching Independence Day the other day. I love all those it's the end of the world kind of movies. And I was watching the part where the REALLY GEEKY guy was talking about the space ship down in the bowels of Area 51, and he's talking about how interesting it is because in the last 24 hours, all the gizmos have come on and started working.

That's how I feel. I feel like, after almost 3 years, all my spiritual "gizmos" have come back online. Halle-freakin'-lujah. Seriously. I have missed it. But I feel like I am praying with faith and purpose again. God has connected me to some people in my church that I feel like I can be authentic with my "spiritual weirdness," which is a huge relief. And I feel like God is really talking and I am in tune again. I feel like there is an assignment at hand. It's been a long time. He's been talking to me- showing me things along the way- two instances in particular in 2006-2007. But inside, I feel lit up again and it's GREAT. And I think the depression I battled for so long, was indeed, warfare. The devil is a booger. I don't know what the point of breakthrough was, I am just happy it happened. And I am praying at church again. And all the gizmos are going. I'm excited, but, dang skippy, I feel like we're in for a bumpy ride. Thank goodness I LOVE that kind of stuff. YYYEEEEEEE-HAAAAAAWWWWWWW!

Friday, February 15, 2008


So, I don't know how many of you know, but I got my undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University. It was a bit surreal when my parents called me last night to tell me about the shooting. I had classes both in Cole and DuSable halls when I was there. Of course, when I was there- we didn't really fear getting shot. We had our troubles and tradgedies. A dear friend of mine, who was a stage manager, was killed in a car accident during tech week of her show. The silence in the theatre and in the house and halls of the honors program was deafening. We mourned, and the show went on. But we didn't fear getting shot during class. How life has changed.

I guess it just means we must live our lives in such a way that we have no regrets. We must tell the people we love that we love them ALL THE TIME. We must live our lives in such a way, that we can lose it and stand before God without warning. I wonder how many of those 5 people who were killed were ready to die. It may sound morbid, but our lives are gifts. We must treasure them.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Well, it's been a busy couple of weeks. We got As You Like It up and most folks seem to enjoy it. It's not selling great- but I think Shakespeare is a hard sell, people are afraid they'll not understand it. It certainly isn't a "no-brainer" to watch, you need to listen and pay attention. But hey- that sort of thing is good for your brain. So we got the show open, then I had to do a little "life" catch-up, cleaning, groceries....that sort of thing. Then we had Marty's birthday. On his birthday, I made him breakfast and we went to see Sweeney Todd (Good, but gory- FABULOUS clothes) and then to dinner at Olive Garden with friends. He seemed to have a good birthday.
On Tuesday evening, my friend Deanna arrived from North Carolina. We had a fun week catching up, hanging out, shopping, playing tourist.... We went to the SciFi Museum (my favorite museum in Seattle) and I restrained myself and only lit the Death Star twice. I don't know why I like doing that- it's just a big ball with a light and some music- but it's really FUN. On Friday, I threw a "surprise" party for Marty...only he wasn't that surprised. Apparently, he had seen a response in my email- but he thought that I couldn't pull it together since is was the Friday AFTER his birthday. So we put it together Friday afternoon while he was working in the studio and then he walked out and we were like...."surprise!" I totally hate lying. Even for something fun....especially to my husband, so I caved and told him the truth. It was fun and it was nice to have friends from all arenas there and getting to know each other and have a good time. Saturday, Deanna and I went to the show and did a little shopping. Sunday was church and lifegroup and then a "surprise" visit to some friends who have relocated here to the Pacific Northwest. They arranged a dinner with Deanna. I actually guessed who it was about 3 weeks ago- ha HA! So it turned out that I was RIGHT, and it was my dear friends Darren and LiEr who have been living in Singapore for the last 8 years. We had a lovely visit with them (LiEr is an AWESOME cook) and I am glad they are here. This morning, I got up before the butt crack of dawn to take Deanna to the airport for a very LONG day of travel for her. As I was up- I just came on in to work and it's been one thrill after another....laundry, wigs, repairs....oooh...the thrill, the glamour. So this week, we'll take it easy and recover from a busy couple of weeks. Marty and I are making art for the stations of the cross at church- so we need to get busy with that. And life goes on....