Want to make time fly even more? Be in a play that rehearses for eight weeks and then has a run of eleven shows over three weeks. Four more to go starting Wednesday. The end is near. (throw house-hunting in there and it is a recipe for your time evaporating)
Being in Death and Taxe$ has been a blast and I feel fortunate to have been chosen. It has been so nice to meet and act with some wonderful, wonderful folks. I've also found it an interesting experiment to act after a ten year hiatus following my brief resume of a handful of plays.
I wouldn't change a thing, but I'm not going to be jumping to be in another play. All other interests have had to go to the wayside. I'm grateful I had a smallish part. The other actors have very challenging roles and are on stage most of the time. They have done brilliant with it!
Here are some of my fabulous and wacky fellow actors:
Speaking of not having enough time in the day leads to my frequent topic . . . RockStar! Horses and having and interacting with horses in the way they need is extremely time intensive. I understand why folks with multi-obligations feel like they never have time for their horse. I'm looking forward to getting back into full-time horse work. If a move goes through as we are planning, I will likely have another Standardbred of one of Stephen's coworkers who has had very little time under the saddle. She has asked if I would work with her horse and that sounds like a good option for a paddock mate and an extra horse. We'll see.
On another note, Rocky and I had our first (Parelli) Natural Horsemanship lesson with certified trainer, Jane Cook. She travels from Auckland periodically and has a waiting list of folks to give lessons to and hopes to turn this into a full time gig. It was worth the wait. I think she was as impressed with Rocky as I am and our work had paid off; she advanced us to Level 2 (rather than starting us on Level 1) based on our work we had done from our research. I think she thought we were a good team. I would highly recommend Jane. You can reach her here: 021 2574704 ; 09 236 4326 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Jane going over the lesson with Rocky.|
The sculpture symposium was astounding to watch over a period of ten days as sculptures came to fruition and we won the bid on our (and many others') favorite in the auction:
|my current addiction|
Have I told you how much I love the Koru and have always been drawn to the spiral, which had attributed to my Celtic heritage?Here are some amazing photos of the real thing I took- a sprouting fern frond:
The excellent realtor that has been helping us- Jude Copland (you need HER if you are looking for a house in the Northland) has repeatedly said, everything will just line up and be effortless when you find the right house. This is what I saw in many varieties around the house we put a bid on today:
| Koru at THE house|
|my logo- I had been using before we moved to NZ &|
I knew the significance of the Koru in NZ
|Fiona kneads, Pete watches|
|Seaside playground- Atticus, Fiona, Finley|
Please forgive me, for I know I have typo'd. YAWN . . .