SATURDAY or TRAVELING to Work and Through Life
I am the director of a small art center that includes a black box theater. Because the center is primarily staffed by art teachers who work all week with our many talented artists (who all deal with some form of disability) those of us who do not teach do a little bit of everything else.
Today for example I’m the manager on duty for a staff member’s wedding in the theater. Pretty Marisol is wedding handsome Devin. Marisol’s dad, Omar, also works with us so it really is a family affair.
The North Fourth Art Center N4th Theater is always full of action on weekdays with every imaginable kind of dance, theater and music class. The same is true on most weekends with performances, readings, meetings AND WEDDINGS. So…when I work Saturdays I know whatever happens it will not be dull.
The Afternoon goes like this:
1:00 Stop at Starbucks.
1:30 Bookstore for a wedding present. Why invest in the casserole dish industry when you can spend your gift money on a book?
2:20 Guests are arriving but the wedding party is missing.
2:30 Ahhh…here they are. Marisol looks every bit the beautiful bride.
2:24 They’re a little nervous as they take their vows but with giggles and good cheer all around it is soon over. Should I mention how unmoved I am by wedding ceremonies. Nah…that would be tacky.
3:15 Just find out the reception will begin at 5 or so and go until about 11.
Since I am captive staff I shall make the best of this opportunity to collect comp time!
3:30 Talked to my Canadian friend. She sent me this photo of a special Canada Day Doughnut.
4:00 A friend is coming by for a visit. She lives in Belize now and is raising money to help three girls stay in school. My sons and I are going to Central American next April; it will be nice to have friends in Belize.
6:00 Steven and Michele (son & daughter-in-law) come by with a strawberry milkshake and the video of Steven’s birthday skydiving in San Diego. It’s nice to visit with my kids sometimes…we’re all so busy it doesn’t happen that often. Granddaughter Patricia is off to Texas Tech to study architecture soon.
9:30 Isn’t it time for this Saturday to end?