This morning the wind woke me up at 5:39 am. I would have rolled over and gone back to sleep, but registration for Calgary Recreation programs for the fall began at 5:30 am, and I took it as a sign that I'd better get Chloe registered in skating while I was awake just in case the course was full by 7am, my original game plan. I didn't stay up, though. I climbed back into bed and slept on for a couple of more hours.
Once I was up for real, I needed to get Carmen ready to go to an activity day - they were heading downtown to see Shakespeare in the Park. As I started packing Carmen's lunch I was thinking to myself that I couldn't believe I've never been to Shakespeare in the Park, it would be totally up my alley. I managed to make the mental leap that I could just go today, so I took Chloe with me and we called it a *transition* activity for her.
We caught a train downtown. I was hoping the train behind me would blur a little "faster" for this self portrait, but I was standing at the stop after all, and the train was slowing down to pick me (and the girls) up.
We watched a performance titled "The Complete Works" where they tried to perform all Shakespearean plays in an hour. The performers gave us varying degrees of abbreviation for each play; it was highly entertaining.
I'd heard that Shakespeare in the Park is always done with a twist, so I wasn't completely surprised when we had several outbursts of rap.
Now I really want to go to an evening performance of a play in its entirety. I wonder how badly football practises will interfere with this desire? It turns out that I'm a 6-day-a-week fool for approving football in this house. Steven's practising 6 days/15 hours a week for the rest of August. I shouldn't complain - I'm not the one developing bruises.
Jaclyn had trouble putting down my library book tonight as she did the dishes. Right after this picture she dropped a cup and conceded putting the book down, but then she dropped another cup so it wasn't the book's fault on the first one after all. Just general co-ordination issues? Mark and Jaclyn have developed a theory that if there is such thing as Applied Math classes in high school for students who are challenged in their math ability, then there should be applied Phys. Ed. for kids like Jaclyn with mild co-ordination and athletic challenges. We'll have to bring the idea up with the Phys. Ed. department-head in the fall . . .