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Waiting and Hoping


She’s got them double crossed!!

Once again I have my fingers crossed hoping something will happen.  It, as it usually is in these cases, is completely 100% out of my control. Nothing I can do about it. It’s not even MY thing. And I wonder….does that seem to almost make it HARDER to take?

My Little One (now 10) had her audition for a local theater company on Tuesday. Callbacks were Wednesday – and yes, she got called. We were thrilled. But as it usually goes, not all kids who audition, or who even get asked to callbacks, will be cast in this production. And so we wait. Wait until they post the cast list Friday evening and see if her name is on it.

I know the routine well. I went through this whole process several times before with my son (different theater, different town, same routine) so in some ways I’m experienced in the waiting game. But this …

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Off to Neverland – 5 Reasons to go see Peter Pan

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Think of the happiest things

It’s the same as having wings

…You can fly! We can fly!  We can fly!

– from Walt Disney’s Peter Pan

I am in desperate need of “happy thoughts” right now, as I spend time sorting through my mom’s things and constantly replay the last 4 days we had together over and over in my head.  So when offered tickets to see the new stage production of Peter Pan as a blogging perk, I jumped at the chance.  Yes – that was exactly what was needed – a trip to Neverland!  I had been hearing all the buzz about the show, hot off of their opening in Kensington Gardens (London) and the fact that San Francisco was the premier city on the U.S. tour list was really quite something.  So I grabbed my two little sidekicks, always eager for a fun activity, and off we went.

It …

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Feeling Not So Perky

When my friend handed me the screening passes, it was hard not to jump up and down get excited.  A free movie – one we wanted to see anyway – one that was appropriate for both kids to watch (a rarity!) – and to get to see it BEFORE everyone else!  Sounded like a dream!

“You are so about the perks,” my husband said.

No-o-o!  It is all about the kids – look how excited they are – they have been wanting to see this since they first heard about it months ago. 

“Yeah.  Wonder who got them so excited about it??  You've got the whole night planned out. You and your rose-colored glasses!” 


Here we were – 3 excited family members with 3 free movie-screening passes.  No need to feel bad for my husband (he was going to be out of town on business); it would all work out perfectly.

Yet, as the date got closer, my …

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