Parker has been out of school all week long - the snow has shut down everything. She has been playing in the snow and hanging out on the studio couch watching (and loving) all of the original Pink Panther movies.
For me, this has been one of the hardest weeks to be my own boss. I want to be 12 again and veg out at home when school is canceled, with nothing to do but jump on the trampoline, bake cookies and flip through contraband issues of Tiger Beat smuggled from my friend's houses (there are no contraband magazines in our house..but in the house I grew up in, everything was contraband except church magazines..yes, I was raised by the right wing conservative set…which explains my rejection of all of that…*le sigh*..stories for another day). I have made it to the studio most of this week…missing Saturday, Sunday and Monday set us back a lot…but, we resumed production on Tuesday…regardless of my internal 12 year old begging me to build an igloo instead of going to work. It is great to be the one in charge..but, sometimes the difficult part is being the one in charge! I could just say, "Wendy, today is a snow day. You do not have to go to work." But, because I am the one in charge, I know if I take snow days, the number of bags I have to sew compounds daily, meaning I will not be able to take another day off for several weeks. And, our good friend from Massachusetts is coming for a visit at the end of the month - I want to be able to take him out on the town and show him why Pittsburgh is so f&%@ing awesome. So, as the boss, I will say, "Wendy, get to work." And as the boss, I will respond, "OK, boss."