so my mom got into town sometime in the middle of last week. for the weekend both her brother and my brother came into town. we were able to do a handful of meals as a group, some movie watching and relaxing time. . . and both the brothers finally got to see an opera. we did a stroll through shidoni. . . and as luck had it, they were pouring bronze while we were there. i’ll have to get a few pictures up when i get a chance.
my actual days off felt a bit unproductive. we attempted as a group to get to the taos pueblo. this is my second attempt, and my second failure. they were closed. . . again. maybe the taos pueblo and i don’t need to spend much time together. it’s just not meant to be.
the next day was short. . . a late breakfast and then a trip to the airport for dan to head back to boston. short visit, but he he’d missed a chance to see a show at the opera last year and i was really glad he got to see two of them this time around. plus, we also got a couple rounds of katamari damacy in as well. .. . along with a well deserved rubbing to me for not having made it through the two entire games already.
mom and i got to see a dance show as well. i’ve been wanting to see momix since ‘98. . . i was given a hat with their logo by a schoolmate who got it as swag from doing a load in. anyone who had seen their show could explain the logo. . . but i’d never seen it, only heard about it numerous times. they did a different repertoire, but it was still pretty stunning.
charlie left sunday. . . dan left monday. . . mom left tuesday. . . and my friend sarah left the country on sunday as well. i had sent her a small care package with a few items to help her while away the time. . . but my schedule got really busy and then my family showed up. i almost completely missed calling her before she took off! i got a 15 minute call in on sunday morning before her flight in the evening. she has a teaching job for six months in india. . . and she plans to make it a full year there. i’m so excited for her. i think it’s a large and necessary step. i know our communications will be less frequent. . . and somehow i feel my complaint crabbiness from work and lame sporadic boy problems will so pale in comparison to her everyday trials and achievements. i mean really. . .. how much can the gossip about project runway matter? i will miss that kind of banter terribly. . . and yet, i can’t wait to hear or read about her daily adventures.
and it being august, this week has been a little easier. all the shows are up and running, and we’ve had fewer hours to put in. but it will only be for a week. next week we start working on apprentice scenes. . . and maybe there will be one more week of ‘simple work.’ and then. . . more departures.
mmmm. . . maybe some family fun center for tomorrow though! maybe. . . .