Monday, February 8, 2016


The Doctor asked me to teach him how to cook. Ok, sounds like fun.

 Sauteing ground turkey for tacos.

 Ground turkey tacos with yellow rice. They came out really good.

 For Super Bowl Sunday: chicken souvlakia with tzatziki and salad. Good job with that too. It is funny watching someone really smart reading a recipe.

Yep, the Super Bowl happened  and it was ok. Lady Gaga did a really good job singing the National Anthem, which was a surprise. The half time show was lacking: Coldplay did their lackluster U2 impersonation. Not a fan.

The Dollar Tree (AKA everything's a $ store) was having a DVD sale. Found these 3.

 3 for $3? Yes, please.

A new thrift store opened. I checked it out one Saturday and found some treasure.

 A pretty blue made in Italy scarf, a 1972 plus sized pattern, and a pin. All for under $3.50

close up for the pin

Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, February 6, 2016


Today is my friend's birthday. Yesterday we celebrated by having rainbow sprinkle sugar cookies. Kenan is in grad school at LSU getting is degree in costuming.

 Christie Jo, yours truly, and Esther AKA The Boss.

I'm wearing an outfit that cost around $10. $2 Levis, sweater/tunic $4.99 (from Nordstrom Rack) thrifted scarf and a homemade hat.

 Here's what the scarf looks like.

The show we've been working one (well, one of them) opened last night. It's our winter children's tour and is call Bunnicula the vampire bunny. It's based on a series of books. It's a musical, but isn't everything these days?  The costumes were pulled or bought  and the rabbit puppet was found on-line. This one was pretty easy to do. Not all show have to be giant sized productions. That will be our up coming musical: Oklahoma! OK?

photo; Desiree Carver for the Valdosta Daily Times.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


It's still Wednesday here. (7:58 pm). I almost forgot, my day started way to early (hate getting up in the dark). Just for one day.

Think this one is South American or Mexican. She's carrying a clay pot on her shoulder and her blouse has embroidery. And she has red, red hair. 

 She's plastic and came with a doll stand. Her eyes close if you lay her down . Pretty sweet. Love the crazy eyebrows.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Tiny Asian dolls, standing on top of a can. Not sure what countries they are from.

The one on the left is wood, the other one is ceramic.

Thursday, January 21, 2016


Finally got to wear my new to me fake fur coat. $12.99! It's really warm. 

Also had a building visitor. Sir Echo, yes a freaking bat. My assistants put it in a box with an old towel. They spent way too much time calling animal rescue places and not listening to me telling them to call Mr. Manning, the university animal control officer. I finally found the number for them and he came and took Sir Echo to safely.

Sir Echo, photo by Christie Jo

 These two got married at Disneyworld in November and had a local reception last Sunday. Say "Hello" to Joe and Genny Muncy. Both of them are theatre alumi from the 1990's. I knew them when. Years later they  re-meet and love happened. Joe is now our building supervisor and Genny is a kick ass lighting designer (she dose the PSST lighting) and a part time fauclty.

Yummy treats from the party

My friend , Steven O'Neal works for Bumble and Bumble in NYC and gets to go to some cool events. He posted this yesterday

 Yep, he meet the only reason to keep reading Vogue.....Grace freaking Coddington!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, the places you'll go with a theatre degree!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Another tiny doll. That's my hand under her skirts. Any guesses which country she's from? Haven't a clue.  Maybe I should have ironed her apron.

I made a promise to myself that I would post more in 2016. So far, not so good. I've been in a funk lately and can't seem to shake it off. It's almost been 2 years since we first listed our house for sale. And nothing has changed on that front. Still here. At least I got my job back. So far this year, we've worked on 3 shows: fundraiser ballet, the music departments opera and the children's tour. None of which have been very challenging. We re-use the court costumes for the ballet every year, the opera was pulled Greek costumes and the tour is modern day. Sometimes it's boring.  That's life.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Just in time for season 4 of Vikings ( on the History channel Feb 18) my really late Christmas gift got here.

This one's for my BFF.