A place to appreciate the many things in my life that I am thankful for

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Time Flies

How has it been over 3 months since my last post?

Things got busy and I stopped writing. I am sorry for that. I never stopped being grateful for things, but I don’t know if I truly stopped to appreciate them as much as I do when I’m writing.

Since I last wrote Evolution Theatre presented a Double Bill of Mary Magdalene and Adventures in Sobriety and [boxhead] – unfortunately one of the actors in [boxhead] became ill and was unable to perform in 6 of 10 performances. It was an awesome show (or so I’m told, I never actually got to see it myself) and it’s a shame that so many performances had to be cancelled. Fortunately, the actor is doing better these days and we’re trying to work out a remount.

We sold out house and moved at the end of May, which was craziness, but we’ve come through it pretty well. There’s still a lot to do, but I’m grateful to have such a wonderful place to call home. The house itself is lovely and has a large yard for Nathan to play in. I actually think we’ve spent more time in our backyard since we moved in then we did all summer last year! Also, we have wonderful, friendly neighbours. I’m happy to be raising my son in this neighbourhood.

Just over a week after we moved I went back to work. It was actually easier than I thought it would be. I think the anxiety leading up to it was the worst part. Nathan adjusted really well to daycare, which I am extremely grateful for. I think that was the main source of my anxiety. Fortunately, we have an amazing caregiver who he loves and who adores him. I am so grateful for her.

My baby is no longer a baby. He turned one a few weeks ago and has definitely made the transition to being a toddler. It’s amazing to watch him everyday – he’s growing and changing all the time. Each day I am grateful to have this incredible little person in my life.

Nathan

My amazing little boy

 

Thank you for sticking with me through this hiatus. I am grateful and flattered that you are reading. I will endeavour to be more diligent with my posts.

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A Special SM

I still have a lot to catch up on, but I had to write this quick post about one special Stage Manager.

Nick Alain is stage managing Evolution Theatre‘s upcoming production of [boxhead]. I am grateful for that alone, however that’s not what drove me to write this post.

I’ve been swamped with things lately. Between raising a baby who’s getting more active everyday, managing a theatre company and  everything else on my plate, a few things have slipped through the cracks. I feel like I’m running to play catch up and I’m exhausted.

Today Nick e-mailed me to bring one of those things to my attention. I felt awful and quickly replied with apologies and a an attempt to right the situation. His response was extremely understanding. I know I’m running on a low amount of sleep today (Nathan is teething and kept me up last night) and am extra emotional, but his response made me cry.

So not only is Nick is a fantastic SM, but he’s also a really great person. I am so grateful to be working with someone who’s so patient, understanding and kind.

Thank you Nick.

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