Friday, April 4, 2008

Shakepeare and Shaping up

It is springtime and if you know anything about me, you know that is also Shakespeare time. We are about 3 weeks into the rehearsal process for The Taming of the Shrew. The challenge this year comes not from the actual show, but rather the fact that it is the 50th anniversary of the Shakespearean society. We have started a website,, stop by, sign the guestbook, check it out. It's not finished yet, but it's coming along. We are also hosting a Society Alumni dinner on Saturday, may 17 at 6pm at the school. Drop me a line at I'd love to see you.We are amping up our PR and advertising as well as our fundraising. We will be holding a fundraising auction on May 9th at the Center for the Arts--wanna donate? Give me a call (607.745.3142) or drop me a line. We are cranking on costumes and props--the Globe goes up tomorrow at 10am-yikes!

On other fronts in my life, I have learned to make homemade whole grain breads. learing bread-making was my new year culinary goal. I have made 5 types so far--including a braided loaf!

And finally, it is offical: I have registered for the marathon. Ther's no turning back now!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Remember Me?

I feel like I have fallen off the grid. The past month has been a blur.

I have done my last Homer High School musical...not my choice, but rather that of the new director. It will be the first time since 1988 that I have not done a HHS musical. It will take some getting used to, but I will have more time to spend with my husband and in my home. Plus, Matt & I are traveling to France with a group of students next February break.

Speaking of the house, over the this year's February break, we totally re-did our living room. We stripped the paneling (which was installed in 1971, we discovered), 4 layers of wall paper and the carpet. We painted the ceiling and walls and purchased new furniture. It looks hot. We will be redoing the game room over April break. I'll keep you posted.

Tonight are auditions for the Shakespeare show--The Taming of the Shrew. 2008 marks the 50th anniversary of the Shakespearean Society! We are planning a Gala Celebration where we will invite HSS alum, have a dinner, erect displays of Shakespearean artifacts...It should be fun, but a LOT of work!

The marathon training has hit a snag--bronchitis! I have been down for the count and ordered out of work for a week. The Dr. thought that I may have pertussis (whooping cough). I have the have a very unpleasant test ( a metal rod up the nose!), a shot, and lots of meds. I am on the mend and hope to get back on schedule soon!

Also, I am beginning to fundraisefor this year's MSalk which is May 4. Please consider donatng to or donating to Team Weas!

Monday, February 11, 2008

All work with a smidgen of play

So, 4 days in DC with the boss is a long-ass time! Okay, so I wasn't with the folks from work the whole time, but it still felt like work. I was able to spend some time at some national treasures; the National Botanic Garden (beautiful orchid display), The National Gallary (masterpieces abound), The National Archives ( Hoorah Declaration of Independence!) and the National Museum of Natural History:

Above: An award-winning photo from the great nature Photograpy Exhibit

I was able to keep on the marathon training schedule while I was there-thank goodness! I walked at least one lap of The Mall everyday and even had the chance to walk from our hotel near the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and back. It took about an hour and a half, but I was really glad to get the training time in. The marathon is about 7 months away, but every little bit of training matters!

This will be the view from the finish line of the marathon. We will be walking around the entire lake which includes some hills and higher terrain in addition to flat surfaces.

We also finished the pirate ship for The Pirates of Penzance this weekend. The director and cast may not ever appreciate the amount of work that went into it, but the crew and I think it is pretty special :)

Whereever and with whomever Valentine's Day finds you, I hope it is a sweet one!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Slow Day, Snow Day

Don't you hate it when you get up at your normal time, work out and hop in the shower only to find out that you don't have to leave your house? Okay, maybe that doesn't happen for everyone, but luckily I am married to teacher and work for a very flexible office. Snow days are a beautiful thing.

I made it to the second day of training without wussing out--Pilates at 6:15--sounds like fun, right? Well, anyone that says that Pilates is an easy workout has obviously never tired to flex their abs while lifting their head up off a mat and lifting their arms up and down...whoa baby.

The snow day allowed me to get back in the jewelry groove. I made several really nice pieces and packed up all the "ingredients" for about a dozen
pieces to take on my "road trip" to DC. The ride is long, so at least I'll be productive.

I also made a special piece for Sara, but I don't want to let the cat out of the bag about it too much until I send it to her.

Jewelry designing is the only time lately that has been just for me--no obligations, no expectations, no one peering over my shoulder. I am able to express whatever I want, however I want. I hope to apply those feelings to other parts of my life as the year progresses. I'll let you know how it goes...

Thursday, January 31, 2008

New Year, New Goals

2008...thank God it is finally here!
2007 was a rough year -lots of medical crap and lots of soul searching.

Is the grass greener somewhere else? My closest friends live no where near me anymore-I am afraid to move on or is this the best place for me right now?

Deep down, I know that while I love to visit my friends in their far-off homes, for now Homer is doing right by me.

I do know that I need to do something however.
Changing jobs doesn't make sense-I just got a raise and let's face it, it's not rocket science.
My marriage is complaints there.
Money is what money always is...a pain in the ass.

So the change must be with me.
I decided at the beginning of the year that I would revamp the old version of Weas and create a sleeker, more confident, more user-friendly version: Weas 2.o
I have been really monitering what I put into my body (okay, usually-I did binge in Philly, but how often do you get to spend real quality time with your closest friend?).

The next step-get off the sofa and get moving. Granted, my tech directing gig gets me on my feet, but it doesn't make my butt any smaller.

So, yesterday I made a committment. I have decided to begin training for the Adirondack Mountain Distance Festival Marathon. I plan on walking the 26.2 miles with my friend Suzi. We have researched the event, which is walker-friendly and have signed up for's walking trainer.

Today is our first training day. I pulled my sleepy self out of bed this morning at 5:50am and accompanied my intrepid spouse, set out for my first session. It was realitively easy-a 1/2 hour walk at a moderate pace.

But every journey begins, with a single step.

Hopefully, this process will help me to re-build myself--my self-esteem and self-worth could certainly use a booster shot. But I also hope that reminds me not to take anything for granted and that everything worth having needs work: my marriage, my friendships, and myself.