With the boys at school and pre-school I am now able to get out and about. Rashly I said I'd be free at this point, well the feeling of freedom has not been long lasting. Lynn waited a day. She gave me a day, and for that I thank her. Then I started to be drip-fed my tasking notices. I understand her method, if I'd seen the entire list, I'd have lost all sense of humor.
First priority is making Lynn's show happen. [Oct 18th, 19th & 20th at the Stella Adler Theatre, Hollywood - tickets are available from www.OneHourTheater.com]
So I've now seen the theatre, a lovely space with a very large stage and raked seating. Their speakeasy bar room is fabulous, with its old revolving bookcase entrance and virtually nothing touched since prohibition. The main hurdle for me though, was meeting other adults. I was more nervous than usual and talked like a budgie, hopefully they understood enough to get the gist. As well as the Stella Adler theatre folks, I've managed to meet up with friends who helped us before with whisky and production equipment. So I've even been eating lunch... in restaurants that don't have a kids menu. Ahhhh!
Just as I was thinking that I was not really with it, one of my pals said, "So are your boys with a sitter?" Now I could dwell on how the brain made the association that I'm always with my kids - it certainly feels that way so it's an acceptable approximation. However, my friend has 2 kids too and so clearly knows that they're at school during the day. I put it down to people being overworked at the moment.
Perhaps, contrary to popular opinion, this working lark rots your brain far more than being the primary parent? However if that's true, then work appears to have inflicted some long term damage on me..