Monday, March 24, 2008

Monday, March 24th

Last week was spring break week for Tommy so I took a couple of days off. We had thought about going out of town but opted instead to hang out at the house, nap a lot and work on putting things away - a task that's going to continue to occupy us for months. At the moment, we're cataloging the video collection as we put it away so we'll know what we have.

My play 'Terrorist in the Family Room' is getting a semi-staged reading next weekend at Birmingham Festival Theatre. The initial rehearsal was yesterday and I sat in. It's going to be interesting to see how it plays in front of an audience. It needs to lose about 20 minutes but I can't figure out yet where or how to make the cuts. A reading in front of a general audience might bring the deadwood to light.

Patrick, faithful cat and companion of nearly fifteen years is having issues with renal failure. He's lost quite a bit of weight. He's on medication and a special diet but I'm pretty sure he's not going to be with us a whole lot longer. As long as he's getting around and seems happy... I may be a basket case when he dies. He's my last living link with my old life that all came crashing down 1998-2001.

We're planning on some extended time in Seattle this summer. Not sure of the dates yet. Sometime between late June and mid-August.

Known trips coming up:

March 26-27 - Columbus Ohio
May 3-6 - New Orleans
May 18-20 - West Virginia