Friday, March 24, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things



Ugh. I can barely keep my eyes open this morning. I'm supposed to be celebrating...something. Need more sle...zzzz. 

Face slap.

Okay, I'm back. It's Friday and that means it's time to thank Lexa Cain for hosting this weekly blog-hop along with co-hosts: L.G. Keltner and Tonya Drecker.

We've had lots of things flying about this month of March. First the winds knocked down our trees and power lines. Then it swirled 10+ inches of snow about. This week? It's nannies. One very proper and British-accented nanny in particular: practically perfect... 


Image: Tom Britt


If you live anywhere near Rochester, NY, you don't want to miss Greece Athena Middle School's production of this Disney Classic. There are three shows left today and tomorrow. The flying stunts are out of this world. Toys bounce, Mary and her wards zoom back and forth against a starry sky, and Bert goes for an upside-down stroll about thirty feet off the stage--while singing! 

I'm very proud to say that a member of our household spends several key scenes in the spotlight, working with nearly each and every one of the leads. Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present our very own...



Benchy! 

My daughter is also enjoying her roles as a stroller in the park and banker--and my!--can she wield a clipboard or what? Do you want to know the hardest part? The songs? The dance steps? No! It's getting all twenty inches of her hair into a bun. (Followed in close second by the challenges of eye liner and third by all the missed sleep.)

What's in the air in your part of the world?

23 comments:

  1. Well, glad your daughter and your bench are famous.

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  2. hahahahahaha you made me laugh Tamara. So happy for your bench and your daughter. HA! That sounds like me and my daughter ballet shows. Make that bun mom! How are you managing all the papparazis??? Did you get a proper bench cover?

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  3. THe production sounds like a lot of fun. If I still lived in Ellicottivlle, I might be able to check it out. It's a warm here and the azalea blooms and dogwoods are beyond peak...

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  4. What fun! I'm a Mary Poppins fan from way back. It sounds like a delightful performance. Congratulations to both "Benchy" and your daughter's roles. Enjoy. What's in the air here is spurts of rain intermingled with sun, and boy have we needed the rain. I hope our drought is over.

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  5. Spring is in the air where I live. What fun the show must be. I wish I could see it.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. You know when little kids fall in love with a song/musical and play it over and over until their parents want to die? Mine was an LP of Mary Poppins. I can still remember all the words to every song, and my fave was "Supercalifragilisticexpialidotious," naturally. Yay for the MS, the bench, and your daughter! Have a great weekend and get some sleep!

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  7. Wish I lived near by. I'd definitely go and see it. I directed a school production of Mary Poppins ten years ago. It was so much fun and the kids fantastic. I hope your daughter and Benchy enjoy their performances.

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  8. Mary Poppins was such a fun movie. We have that overcast rain March thing going on here. But I'm going out to dinner tonight and tomorrow night, so all is not gloomy. :)

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  9. Tamara, I messed up and accidentally deleted your comment. Can you repost it? Thanks.

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  10. Sounds like Mary Poppins goes perfectly well with the weather you've been having! We have been having similar weather here. I love Mary Poppins and the middle school show sounds like lots of fun! Hope you can catch up on sleep soon. :)
    ~Jess

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  11. Here's wishing your daughter and the bench a great performance! Mary Poppins, I'm sure, would take on any weather.

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  12. Wow, fun times for you and your family :)

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  13. Best of luck with the production. As a former voice student I love musicals. Have a great weekend.

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  14. Sounds like a great show. I guess Mary Poppins is making the school show route--they did it a year ago around here.

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  15. I'd definitely grab some front-row seats if I were in your neighborhood. I've even pack a lunch and you'd find me on benchy one afternoon. Glad you're having such a great time with your family.

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  16. Glad the wind blew in something great! I've never seen the theatrical version of that one.

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  17. It's a lovely bench--I'm not surprised it's a star. I hope that, despite the lack of sleep, the play ends up being a wonderful experience for you and your daughter.

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  18. Oh no Tamara what a shame about the trees and I don’t suppose the loss of the power lines was much fun, especially as you had snow. I hope things are much improved now.
    It sounds like a great show, and I’m not surprised that handsome bench is the star! (I do hope Benchy is a he not a she) :)

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