Saturday, June 8, 2013

7 Quick Takes

7 Quick Takes

  1. Date night at "The Aliens" stuff donchaknow...Gino is intently studying the program and I'm intently twittering.   "The Aliens" is a play written by Annie Baker Yeah I had never heard of her either, but she's a pretty big deal in theater crowds and such.  So this was a very unique experience because we were essentially in an alley watching a play outside.  It's called environmental Playsite Theatre.  Yep.  Now you know.  Leading up to our date last night, which is what got me thought QT's #2-7, G-man was working late working late and I was all like, "that's ok honey, you do whatcha gotta do!"  So 1.5 hours before the play, he calls and says we are meeting at the play.  Now I'm all like, wait, whut?  It's no fun if you have to meet there, than you don't have that sweet foreplay date action.  Oh wellz.  So we arrive and the setting is behind the Dallas Institute in the parking lot that the alley leads to, on folding chairs.  There are 25 chairs focused on a park bench and 2 lawn-type chairs and some alley trash.  That's it.  They served us chardonnay and offered us Off bug spray.  I LOVED it.  It's really a play, as director Stefan Novinski explains, "where nothing happens"  Perfect, my suburban mama brain can't handle complex plots on a Friday night.  Characters came alive, their depth was revealed in a 2 act long dialogue.  Still thinking about how one character, KJ felt like he fit in most during a dream where he knew he was black.  Anyhow, if you're looking for something unique to do tonight, get your tickets here.  By the way, cool famous moment was sitting next to Jim O'Quinn, editor-in-chief of American Theater Magazine. I didn't know who he was either and felt like the BIGGEST LOSER when he looked at me like, ya' never heard of me?!  oh well. 
  2. Picking up speed in the QT department because I used up all my thinking power for that little review, this past Wednesday was the LAST blessed day of school.  We made it, barely.  Highlight of the year:  my kindergartner almost sent us to truancy court for having soooo many tardies.  Her other two siblings always got dropped off at the same time and they did not receive any tardies.  Hey, she does not like to be rushed.  
  3. We are in full planning stages for summer.  Camp Jesus, where the kids get to shoot b.b. guns and ride go-carts, Webelo resident camp, swimming swimming and Colorado with 20+ family members!  Can NOT WAIT!!!!!!!
  4. There are a lot of quick takes to come up with, don't you think?  Ok- I'm super jazzed that the SPURS are in the finals... I think I just lost my one reader.  Sorry, honey, I'll always root for the Spurs, even though I live in Dallas.
  5. Life is pretty luxurious over here at Casa de Rossini.  Don't believe me?   prices rolled back and so this Mama made a splurge purchase on a kiddie pool.  
  6. My friend brought over a dozen fresh eggs from her very own chickens.  They are beautiful.  Blue, light brown, speckled.  beautiful.  So now I'm faced with the dilemma of what on earth do I make with these precious eggs?  Eat them scrambled?  boiled? in a quiche?  they are supposed to be out of this world delish- but now my expectations are setting us up for a foreboding fear of using them all wrong.  Hey, G-man, do you have any suggestions?  Anyone?
  7. Alright, I'm off to grill the hot-dogs and soak in the kiddie pool.  ENJOY your WEEKEND!!!   

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

here we go again

I'm beginning again with blogging because it's summer and I need an out.
I have blogged before here and than over here.
But...I forgot those passwords and have irreversably changed those passwords sooooo....

Day 1 of summer and I'm going to post my

Five Favorites, hosted at
Five Favorites

5 things about my life that I LOVE.  Feels a little self-serving, but we'll look at it as a GRATITUDE list.  In no particular order, just shooting from the hip, here we go:

1  Grateful for my family
seems trite, but than again, maybe not!  All of them.  My folks, my grandparents, husband, his family, our kiddos.  Gino (hubsters) and I each come from a tribe 'a folks.  He's Irish-Italian and I'm Texan through and through.
2  These kiddos  

and these...

yep- that deserves it's own.  I'll unpack them and all their complex beautiful and twisted selves as the summer goes by.
3  Wine & Coffee
but I couldn't decide which order... since it's mid-day we'll go with vino.  :)   Is it 5 o'clock yet?

4  My Faith
It keeps me, and I keep it.

5 Friends
You know the friends that call you every day just to make sure you are doing ok?  The ones that can come over to your house "as is"  with 7 loads of laundry ready to be folded, a floor that needs to be swept from last night and dishes in the sink?  Friends that will come over at the drop of a hat to bring a glass of wine, or help with shuffling kiddos or restock your toilet paper?

Alright, time to get little miss Marianne from her crib- I hear her disgruntled complaints.