Friday, April 17, 2009


It is 6 pm on a Friday night in a state that hasn't seen sun like this since Ocotber 2008.  Satan's Familiar has escaped from the backyard once today, nor has he pooped in the house.

Jekyll is still alive.

The Matron has her tooth, even if it remains unuseable.

She is wearing sandals and a smile.

The brown city landscape is sprouting early evidence of summer's lush life.  In a few minutes, she'll hop in the van and have dinner with friends in Minneapolis.

It is Tech Week.  Do you know how on Prairie Home Companion, they do the "Ketchup" gig?  

Big soft pharmacy sweet voice:  "Bankruptcy?  Homeless?  Divorce?  Ketchup.  Solves all."

It is Tech Week.  Scarlett is at the Theatre from 11 am to 11 pm tonight and tomorrow,  and it is the Matron's turn to drive home tonight.  So she is all "Ketchup" on all the very GOOD things in her life:  those waiting friends, the tooth, the fact that she didn't spend two hours chasing a dog today.  Because the Matron does not much enjoy middle of the night parenting, which is largely what tech week entails.  Ugh.

Ketchup.  Oooom.  Sun.

And on the Children Theatre's web site:  this.   She guesses aaawww is all a mama's allowed to say, even a mama who will be STILL driving children, near midnight.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Very Awww!

I love the director, too.

JCK said...

Jenn has all the best lines.


And, yes, I love the Director.

The Gossamer Woman said...

I would give a big AAAWWW to all those things in your life, except for the unusable tooth.

Ree said...

Awwwww and AWWWWWWWWWW is right.

She's an amazing girl, that one.

matronslittlebrother said...

The video and press coverage are so exciting. I'll be thinking of you and Scarlett and sending good vibes during previews and opening night. I can't wait to see the show!


Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.