Saturday, July 4, 2015

I have been negligent with the blog because I am so busy.  (Yeah right!)  Actually I have been pretty active for the past several days.

On Wednesday and Friday of this week, friend, Garnet and I went to a Zumba class.  It is quite different from the cds that I have been using but it is fun.  And a fun bunch of ladies in the group.  I ran across Beelawn who I knew when she ran the Johnny on the Spot Dry Cleaners in Freeport.  She remembered me too! Our instructor is Ginger and does that girl have some energy!  I am soaked when I finish the hour.  I plan to continue taking the class twice a week.

After the class on Friday it seems as though my Qi Gong instructor is giving another class and I may just stay for that also.  Qi Gong doesn’t seem like an exercise to get in shape but I tell you, after doing my work out in the morning after my yoga session, my arms are pretty heavy.  I highly suggest the exercise to anyone, young or old, fit or obese.  It is very soothing to the soul as well.

On Thursday, friend, Laurie, had the day off and so we met in New Glarus and did some running around.  I found the cutest little gecko in one shop and he is now in my flower garden.  I also found a lady bug and she is in the garage flower bed.  At another shop I found a new top to do yoga in.  It is hot pink and not really me but it has a nice bra inside for my large American breasts
Laurie and I ate at the Grumpy Toll in downtown Mount Horeb.  I had the walleye sandwich and I don’t know what their seasoning was but it was delicious.  I also had sweet potato tots and I really wasn’t that impressed.  Some Tobasco helped a bunch.

On Wednesday, Garnet and I ate at the Ridott Corners bar where we had a beer because we retired ladies can have a beer at lunch.  Tee, hee, hee.  I asked if they had Michelob and he said, “Yes.”  Then he brought me a Michelob Ultra which I told Garnet it tasted like horse piss.  She called him over and told him what I said and asked that he bring me a different beer.  He agreed with her and I got a Samuel Adams Boston Lager which is almost comparable to Michelob but not quite.

I also worked in the Children’s Garden twice this week.  I weeded, deadheaded marigolds and fertilized.  It looks terrible because we got the plants in very late but it will liven up after its much needed feeding.

The biggest adventure of the week came by a phone call.  A student in the visual arts class had seen my try out for a movie part the week before and he asked if I would play a nanny in his short film.  I met him in Rockford at the Farmer’s Market and got the script.  I am nanny to my granddaughter, and I have a stroke which leaves me unable to communicate.  This should be a challenge.

I plan to visit the local nursing home and try to observe a person who has had a stroke and try to mimic them.  This makes me feel sort of strange but if I am to be an actress, I must face this.  It is not making fun of them, it is acting!

I’m also going to go meet the little girl who will play my granddaughter and get to know her.  Ron, the director, said she is very sweet and quite mature for her age.  I think he said she is ten.  Oh no, what do I have in common with a ten year old?  Any suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the part! I'm super excited for you, you'll have to let me know the name of the film so I can watch for it at short film festivals!
    Also, you are too classy to be drinking shitty beer. Do I need to take you on a microbrewery tasting tour? I think it might be in your best interest.