I learned yesterday that three of my grandchildren are involved this semester in their school plays. Thirteen-year-old Magnolia has a part in the play being put on by her middle school — Aladdin. She plays the part of one of Aladdin’s friends. Eleven-year-old Mylee texted me yesterday to tell me she was taking the late bus home because she is part of the tech crew for her middle school’s play, something for which she had to audition. As for Kaiya, she has the role of Medusa in the play, an original screenplay in which they apparently mix ancient Greek storylines with a circus theme. Hmmm. Anyway, I’m very proud of my girls and their self-confidence. I would not have had the nerve to even try our when I was a teenager.
Better Late Than Never
My sister Bec’s birthday was January 30, and we finally got to celebrate yesterday at lunch. We went to one of our favorite restaurants, a Cajun place called Baby Kay’s. The food was delicious, and we had lots of fun. Bill and Bec looked positively spry next to Jen with her cane and me with my clunky walking boot. We covered all of the Cajun bases, with samples of jambalaya, gumbo, etoufee, catfish, crawfish, and pulled pork between the four of us. She got an on-the-house sundae that was as big as her head……
She was unable to eat it all, but she got most of the bourbon sauce!
Go For the Gold
Bill and Jen and I have been watching the Olympics. We were even among the handful of people who watched the opening ceremony. To be fair, it really is Jen and I because Bill just goes with the flow. Last night we slugged through all of the skiing falderol until we finally got to watch the men’s figure skating long program. That required us to stay up past 9 o’clock which is surprisingly late for us. Bill couldn’t have cared less how Nathen Chen did, so he went to bed. My nephew Erik gets up with the birds to watch curling. What can I say? Something for everyone.
I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying 1883, the prequel to Yellowstone. While I want to slap Elsa Dutton nearly every week, I love her voice as she narrates the story. I think I was southern in a former life, because I love her accent. And let’s just face facts, Margaret Dutton — played wonderfully by Faith Hill — simply kicks ass. I would definitely want her on my team, no matter the sport. She rides. She shoots. She mothers. She kicks butt and takes names.