We had a nice Thursday morning rain. This is huge news for Kansas. Little Sis and I made stuff.
My evenings have been spent in rehearsals all week. Here's hoping I know my lines - we open next week.
When I'm not in rehearsal and Big Sis isn't in school, we are trying to sell Girl Scout Cookies.
Any downtime I have coming up may or may not be spent ticking the following things off my happy to-do list:
Since I haven't read anything besides this play and a few children's books I already shared with you this week, here are a few links for happy internet reading.
My new bloggy friend Georgia did this lovely post on Rebecca Dautremer (illustrator of The Secret Lives of Princesses, a favorite in our house) on her blog Bookworm. Her blog is in Greek, but I've been using Google Translate and while the translation is often amusing, I can follow along. You may have seen her comment on this blog - her English is great. That's a hint if Google Translate starts to melt your brain. Sometimes it does that. You'll try to read the funky translation and it makes no sense and you think, "Well, it's Greek to me!" Then you laugh at your own stupid joke. Or is this just me...
Maurice Sendak's final work, My Brother's Book, has been released. I haven't checked it out yet, and it will probably make me cry, because he wrote it for his beloved brother, Jack. NPR's Morning Edition did an interview with Sendak's friend Tony Kushner about the book here. There's a lovely review and preview of the book at Vanity Fair. Anyway, I know it will make me cry, much in the way his final interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross made me cry. If you haven't seen this animation by Christoph Niemann for The New York Times Magazine, watch it - this was me when I listened to this episode, too. Maurice Sendak is one of my very favorites. I have a Pinterest board. You probably guessed that, though.
Finally, yesterday was the anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder's birth. She was born in Pepin, WI, on February 7, 1867. There have been a slew of Laura-related articles and interviews lately, many about a recent article in the journal Pediatrics asserting that Mary Ingalls likely did not go blind through scarlet fever. You can read/listen to the story on the NPR website. I've been having fun following all the Laura news on the Pioneergirl Facebook page. And exciting news: the University of South Dakota is going to be publishing the memoir Pioneer Girl, her unpublished manuscript that was the basis for the Little House books! For more Laura-ness, might I suggest looking back on our week of "Wilder Travels"? Or my Laura Ingalls Wilder pinboard? You knew it was coming!
And that's all I've got. Merry Weekend! Happy Reading!
I can't help it. Mr. B and I will quote this song at some point today. We always do on Fridays. I choose to believe it is because of this version, though. Yes, I do.
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