* Last night Paul took me to the INB Performing Arts Center to see The Phantom of the Opera on its national Broadway tour. It was wonderful! We’ve been fans of the musical for a long time, and (aside from a Raoul who sounded distractingly like Snidely Whiplash) this production did not disappoint. Plus, it was an honest-to-goodness dress-up date, complete with coat check and high heels and adult conversation. And the good night kiss? Perfection.
* I’ve been a little absent lately, but there’s a very good reason for it. We’re moving! After nearly seven years in our cozy little apartment, we’re madly packing boxes in anticipation of a November 1 relocation to new digs. Our friends Matt and April moved earlier this year but haven’t been able to sell their house yet, so we’re going to rent it from them. That will buy us some time to save up a down payment for our own home search while Matt and April wait for the housing market to bounce back. Everybody wins, including the kids, who will finally have their own bedrooms (although after sharing a bunk bed with Katie for most of his young life, Caleb’s not altogether sure about facing the imaginary monsters in the closet all by himself yet.)
* With everything that is going on–the move, the upcoming trip to a teacher’s conference in Seattle, the approaching parent teacher conferences, and the ongoing struggle to find balance on the working/homemaking scales–I would be have to be crazy to consider doing NaBloPoMo again this year, right?