Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Some of our favorite gifts were hand made by our friends. This one is a quilt from our friends Kalina and Cecily. It is especially meaningful because time off is a valuable commodity while at the Ohio Light Opera.
"O" is indeed for Opera - I am laughing because the character in the picture is Anthony as Richard Dauntless in Ruddigore.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
- People asking if I feeling am okay - as if there is something wrong or like I should not be feeling okay.
- People not letting me lift anything. My philosophy is if it is lighter than a 3 year old It should be okay to lift (not carry) it. Mom's lift their children all the time when they are expecting, so why can't I move a kitchen chair or carry groceries?
- My belly is starting to feel like it is something separate from me. The other day I felt fine, but I had a little ache in my belly - probably ligaments or something stretching, but it was definitely not me that felt funky, just my belly.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
In a few days, Anthony and I will be heading off to the Ohio Light Opera where he will be singing for the fourth summer. I am finding myself looking forward to the quaintness of the quiet town. A few summers ago when I first arrived in Wooster I thought that the town was rundown and dying. Now I have been to Binghamton and understand that Wooster is still in excellent shape. There are still new developments being built in the area and it is still attracting new commerce. Honestly I am not sure if it is attracting any new industries, but hope still has a presence in the small – all American town. Spending time in a town where hope has not died will be a wonderful thing after the time we have had in New York (not the city).
Last weekend we stayed a couple of nights in Wooster – to take a few things down and for an audition in Dayton. By the time we had been there just a few hours Anthony was acting more like his energetic – excited – motivated self than I had seen him act in several months. I also found my spirits lifted – people there had nice things to say and were interested in having short, but very human sorts of conversations. The clerk at the hotel recognized Anthony and me from last summer. It is a small thing, but makes a difference and is so nice. I am not sure what I will be doing for employment for the summer, but nonetheless I am finding myself looking forward to our few months in the humid, warm, green, hopeful paradise that is Wooster, Ohio.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
One of the reasons I started a blog is so that I could keep people up to date on our adventures. I have found it to be a difficult task. I don’t want to say too much that is negative. I prefer being positive. I want to tell everyone everything that is happening, but not much is happening. It ends up that the life of a young opera singer and his wife is not all that exciting. I go to work every day – and try to be there by 8:00 AM. I take a lunch starting somewhere between 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM. I leave work at 5:00 PM. I arrive home between 5:15 and 5:20. Anthony generally has at least a few hours during the day at home with not much scheduled, so the dishes are always done and dinner is frequently already on the stove or in the oven. We sit down and have dinner and a bit of conversation and maybe play a game. Then, Anthony frequently leaves in the evening for some sort of rehearsal.
Honestly, it almost feels like it did a few years ago, before I went back to school and Anthony spent his evenings doing community theatre. It is a little uncanny. This time though, I know it is furthering opera opportunities – well, at least we hope it is.