Gathering Graces 11/20/2017

*The morning began with my maiden voyage of walking Archie.  It was pouring rain, but I put on Archie’s leash, and we headed for the dike road along the river.  All in all, it wasn’t too bad.  There were a few times he wanted to really run, but that wasn’t happening.  But all in all, walking Archie wasn’t too bad.   Paul was unable to get out and run with Archie today, because of being sick.  He did not go to work today, and made an appointment to see a doctor tomorrow.  Continue keeping him in your prayers.  He did get a lot of rest today, which was really good.  But his breathing has become much more labored.
*I was exhausted this morning.  All morning all I wanted was just to go back to bed.  I dragged around the house.  But I had made a commitment to host a group up middle school students at the Sixth Street Theater who were coming up on a field trip. 
*And, of course, the field trip ended up being great.  Cosette and Zoe drove up to Wallace with me and we were joined by Norma Douglas, and we had a great afternoon of talking to the 14 KMS students about why we enjoy being a part of the theater and touring the theater.  Later, four KHS drama students, Drake, Stephanie, Grant and Tiffany, joined us to play some improv games with the students.  These older students also talked to the KMS students about their experiences in drama.  We also had a “photo booth” for the students where they could pick a hat and a prop and have their photo taken by the Sixth Street sign.
*Toward the end of the time together, I talked to the students about what kind of play a melodrama is, and Cosette, Zoe, Drake, Tiffany, Stephanie and Grant all acted out a couple scenes from a melodrama for the students.  They all did a fantastic job for doing a cold read.  Well, Zoe’s wasn’t quite a cold read, because she had portrayed the part of Fran Tick before, in one of our summer melodramas.
*We returned home and tried to relax.  But I think I had been going, going, going so much, my body didn’t know how to relax.  It was kind of weird.  But eventually, Zoe pulled together some food for dinner, a lasagna that Bill and Debbie had brought over, some roasted vegetables, some garlic bread, and we had a Cesar salad kit we also threw together to add to the meal.  It ended up being quite a delicious meal.
*After dinner it was game time.  Zoe asked us trivia questions from her phone for a while.  Then we played a few other games, especially enjoying Scribblish.  The evening ended with the girls enjoying a few episodes of The Golden Girls with me.

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