Today I got started on my big push to get this house once and for all organized and the way I want it. I caved and hired a cleaning service to come do the weekly scrubbing down part and while they were battling dirt, I battled the clutter and chaos. Today's job - clothes. Cleaning, purging, organizing. And may I say, it's a big task indeed.
But, laundry all done. Odd socks with no match in the garbage bin. Clothes I haven't and won't wear again purged.
And embarrassingly 34 summer dresses hung up and stowed away until warmer and happier days.
Does it count in my favour at all that I wore every single dress this past summer?
Yeah, so I've got nothing today.
Oh, wait, I do have something.
I'm tired. Dark at 4 pm is not working for me.
Tonight we watched Monty Python's Holy Grail. Ethan is, at the moment, studying comedy. And by studying, I do mean studying. He's watching, dissecting, and soaking up comedy. Figuring out what is funny and what is not. We have listened repeatedly to old Bill Cosby recordings and watched numerous YouTube videos of various kinds. He is a great fan of 'random' humour. I thought it my parental duty to make sure he appreciate the roots of some of that 'random' humour he loves so very much. And surely Monty Python is one of the most random thing I've ever watched. Irreverent, silly, and well, down right off the wall most of the time. In other words, right up Ethan's alley.
To my surprise, both the boys loved it. I think we will be hearing much Knight who say 'ni' and animators who have fatal heart attacks thus saving the heros from peril.
Best lines in the movie (well, tonight anyway):
'Who's that then?'
'I dunno, must be a king.'
'He hasn't got shit all over him.'
Somehow, this was just what was needed after a long, long, ass-kicking Monday.
-spontaneous dance parties in the kitchen
-hand-me-downs (though I get tragic few these days)
-coffee first thing in the morning
-sleeping in til 8 (hey, a girl can dream big, can't she?)
-theatre - the smell of it, the sound of it, the lights, the nerves...all of it
-really great mashed potatoes
-purging miscellaneous, useless, forgotten, or broken crap from my house
-summer, sweet hot summer
-being warm (since I'm always cold)
-gut busting laughter that comes from the soul
-hugs from my boys
-knowing that you are doing what you are supposed to be doing
-Mad Men (because how could I not? old clothes, old cars, scotch and fabulous red lipstick)
A while ago I did a show with Bumbershoot Children's Theatre called Munsch Ado About Nothing. A lively show that combined several Robert Munsch stories into one. It was a lot of work, but also, thanks mainly to a fantastic cast a whole lotta fun.
Here's a few of my favourite pictures taken of the show by another good friend of mine, photographer Simone Wittenberg.