Thursday, May 06, 2010

Love Always

Davan and the rest of the Zig Zags are doing a great job with their show on love. They've done two shows and have two to go this Sunday. Sunday is nearly sold out, so if you are local and wanting to go, you should definitely buy in advance! You can do that here, if you're interested.

Anthony and I were supposed to wait until this Sunday to go because we used our comp tickets (two per Zig Zag) to get seats at the 1:00 show on Sunday and we're ushering for the 4:30 show. Due to money, we were planning on that being it. I couldn't stand it, though. I started crying and we decided to go ahead and spend that money. I'm really glad we did. Davan was so happy to see that we'd come that she started crying and we also got to bring a friend who may not have been able to go otherwise.

We dropped her off very early Sunday morning, in respect to when call was. They were supposed to be there at 11:00, but we had her there at 10:30. This is because of the adventure we had the night before for dress rehearsal.

We'd left with plenty of time to get Davan to dress rehearsal at 4:30 (in fact, we figured on getting there around 4:20), but there was an accident on the freeway on the way. It was just before a freeway split and the exit previous to that one is five miles back. As we approached that previous exit, traffic was just backing up. We opted to stay on the freeway. Big mistake. It took us nearly an hour and a half to drive those five miles. We didn't get Davan to rehearsal until 5:40. The poor kid was so stressed out. We were able to call and let people know what was up with us, but it was not a fun experience. Thus, on Sunday morning, we left extra early and took surface streets rather than the freeway. Davan was gently teased about how early she'd arrived. She's lucky to be in a group of supportive people.

Meanwhile, Davan has been renewing an old hobby. When she was something like six or seven, she got into making stop action animation movies. She made one that was eight minutes long, composed of individual pictures - 2, 712 pictures in all.

This is the first little bit of the current venture. I'm afraid it's a little jumpy, as she wasn't interested in using the tripod. Perhaps when she sees how jumpy it is, she'll change her mind:


video

I was going to post part of the Rabbit Movie, but that doesn't seem to be working. Maybe another time. It was less jumpy because of the use of a tripod, I'd say. For that one, she even came up with a whole script for it and we recorded it with the help of a friend to do some of the voices, but never were able to sync it up with the video with the equipment we had.

I've got our old laptop (which my mom did some updating on for us so it's pretty usable) at Fred Meyer's, which is why I'm able to upload things this evening.

While I'm giving the whole Davan update, she's also busily brainstorming business ideas. She is thinking of offering a Mom's Afternoon Off at our house once a week. The other forerunner is doing a two week long, two hour a day camp over the summer. She's been busily reading up on business and money for kids/teens.

While she is lucky to have a lot of what seems to be downtime, she's awfully good at filling it up! I'm glad for this. Self entertaining is an important quality.

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