Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Mom is here...projects in progress

My mom is here for a week. She already has straightened out the kitchen and I asked her if she would focus on the garage.

So today she started on that. It's just mostly disorganized and needs a sifting through for stuff that has been kept that could go. I helped a little today. It will probably take another day or so, then I can take pictures. I found a small skeleton but wasn't sure what it had once been...mouse, bird, or frog. Anyway, today was spent putting shelves and power equipment in better places and sweeping up. Then will be the task of organizing what is on the shelves.

On Saturday we will likely go to a Renaissance Faire.

On Sunday we are definitely going to the opera...Rigormortis (by Joe Green) in Greensboro. (OK, Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi. Joe Green to YOU.)

Then she leaves on Monday.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ahhh, La Traviataaaaah!

Last night was "La Traviata".
Wow, what a beautiful performance. The costumes lighting, and stage were top notch. Violetta was GORGEOUS, a terrific actress, and what a powerful voice. She could sing standing, sitting, lying on her side or back, and slumped over...all perfect. Look for this gal if you can...Cristina Nassif.

Giorgio was also wonderful. He was played by Robert Overman, who has performed here a few times in other roles.

The ONLY thing I would criticize was that the (VERY FAMOUS) "libiamo..." toast seemed just a little fast. It was great, but just a little too quick.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ahhh, Rio Sambaaaaaah!

Sometimes I forget to stop and smell (or even look at) the roses. This morning I looked out the kitchen window and was reminded of why I love my Rio Samba rose. All those colors.