Saturday, April 18, 2009

Time Bind

I am tapping out this blog entry on my old Palm Zire PDA. It's a little slower than writing by hand, but faster than writing by hand and then retyping. It's much slower than typing on my laptop, but I'm not allowed to bring a laptop into the building where I work.

And work is where I am writing this, because now that I'm away from home from pretty much sunup to sundown, I need to get things done however I can.

Part of that, I suppose, will involve deciding just not to do some things, but it's a little early to tell what those might be. I already have a couple of time-consuming activities that can't drop off the list, namely, the completion of our new house and the summer play at The Village Players. So, some other things are going to get pushed aside.

Not this site, though. It may suffer a bit from neglect, but I'm going to enlist some help from the rest of the family to provide me with a more regular supply of pictures and other material for the site. After all, Danny's the only one in the family who can't write yet, and everyone can take pictures and create art.

I think it's time this stopped being a one-man show.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Nothing's been happening on the site for most of the week because everything's been happening at once here at home. I just finished the last of five performances of Night Watch on Saturday, did the whole Easter thing with the kids and a lot of house wiring on Sunday.

And, oh yeah, I returned to work at the National Passport Center the week before that. So I'm back to getting up at 5:00 am and not getting home until about 6:00 pm.

I am trying to catch up, but it won't happen all at once because in addition to my NPC schedule and continuing to work on the house, I am also starting on my first stint as the director of a full-length play, Woody Allen's Don't Drink the Water, the casting for which begins this coming weekend.

So things are a little, well, busy. No busier than they were when I was doing, for example, The Pajama Game, but I had the routine down then, and I'm scrambling to put it all back in place now. I'll get there, even if it feels as though I couldn't possibly.

And now I need to get to bed. Sleep is one of the other things that hasn't been in my schedule this past week.