Sunday, November 16, 2008

Weekend Wrap-Up

I've done a little housekeeping. If you don't see your blog listed, I tried to do it in a way where it would be cleaner, and feature blogs instead of just a whole enormous list. I hope this way works. I still want to do a re-design, but I'm not there yet.

Things are going well. We didn't stay too long at the rally yesterday - it was hot and crowded (yay!) and Riley wasn't up to it. But we stayed long enough to hear the Mayor come and voice his support, along with some others.

Unfortunately, all the fires overshadowed the news here, so I'm not sure how the rallies went nationwide. I'm glad we live so deep into the city so that I don't have to worry about personally being affected by the fires, but my heart goes out to all the families that have been. Particularly those living in the trailer homes that have been devastated. Because it's happening north and south of us, we can smell the smoke all over. I know the economy sucks right now, but if you have it and you'd like to help, I'd recommend a donation to the Red Cross. From what I hear, they're doing a great job in helping the victims.

Tonight, I'm very excited to be going to the LA Moms Blog launch party. Last night, I saw Spring Awakening, and really loved it. It's not perfect, but it's very original and unique in its presentation. And the music is simply gorgeous. One of the things they do a bit differently is have some audience members on stage. I had no desire to be one of those, but there was one mother and daughter - I don't know exactly how old she was, but no more than 13, I would guess. There's one scene where the characters - shall we say - bare all. I saw the mother quickly put her hand over her daughter's eyes. This will not be a musical my daughters will be seeing while it's in town! At the same time, it's quite an interesting way to open that discussion up. I just wouldn't want to be doing it onstage.

The girls have been with my parents since early yesterday evening. Sylvia is training with my dad to run a 5k in December, and then there's a family birthday party which I won't be attending because of the launch. I played last night, and have spent most of today getting some cleaning done. Now I'm just relaxing for a bit before I get ready for the launch party.

I'll have more news to update this coming week.

In the meantime, if I haven't been commenting a lot, I apologize. Things have been busier both at work and at home, and I just haven't been spending my downtime in front of the computer the way I used to. It's good in some ways, but I do feel bad about neglecting some great bloggy friends. I'll do my best to make up for that as time permits.


Tara R. said...

Have fun at the launch party... congrats on that new adventure. Fires in California, hurricanes in the south... Mother Nature is pissed about something. Good luck to Sylvia in her training, that's fantastic.

Mama Smurf said...

That's very exciting that Sylvia is training. I've talked my boys into training for a 2 mile run in December with me.

I've been a bit neglectful myself. I get it.

Shiona said...

Wow a 5K. Hopefully we can be in those when Mr. J gets older :) Have fun at the launch party. After watching the news I am seriously going to look into volunteering. I felt good about being able to donate too :)Okay no more smileys...

Me. Here. Right now. said...

I'm honored to be on your list.

Thank you.

And, your family? It rocks.

Anonymous said...

Wow, a 5k, good for Sylvia!

You know I've never seen a REAL play? I would love to, maybe I'll start. :)

Anonymous said...

Mr. Dingo and I were at dinner the other night and about 20 minutes into the meal, a large group of Prop. 8 protesters passed by the restaurant on their way to a protest downtown. Everyone (almost everyone) in the restaurant clapped and cheered them on. It made me a bit misty eyed.

Go, Sylvia! A 5K? That's fantastic. I'll be rooting for you.

Jen said...

I LOVED Spring Awakening, but no... not for the young. I saw it with my then 19-year-old Swedish "daughter", but she could handle it, obviously.

The music is the strongest part, I think, although I was fascinated with some of the staging, as well.