Friday, December 5, 2008

It's the most BUSY time of year

This season is such a busy time of year for me, I am often criticized by my friends for dropping off the planet. So, over the last week, I've been so lucky to be able to hang out with some long time friends of mine who were in town over the Thanksgiving holiday. I've also been fortunate to see a lot of live music lately.

First, it was a get-together with my friends Kim and Mark Swickard from Kentucky. Kim and I have been best friends since I was 16 and she was 15. We were both zookeepers together and both worked together at Camp Y-Noah as teenagers. Now Kim and her husband Mark have several acres outside of St. Elizabethtown, Kentucky and eight Thoroughbred horses. Kim teaches 7th grade science - God bless her! She is also an aspiring musician with the Heartland Songwriters Association of Kentucky. Check her out here.

Kim and our high school partner in crime, Paul, at the Northside Cafe

Mark and our beautiful friend Rinda hanging out at the Northside Cafe

Then it was the long-awaited moment in Sophie's life: the opening of her first performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Weathervane Playhouse. Sophie is 9 years old and was hand-picked to be a part of this production. The performances sold out so fast, another showing was recently added. She is applying to Miller South School for Performing Arts this year and is an aspiring actress. We're so proud of her!

The very colorful cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Finally, last night at the famous Kent Stage I was honored to see Carrie Rodriguez perform. To hear some of her amazing music, click on her name.

Carrie Rodriguez at the Kent Stage

Finally, we didn't leave the dogs out of course who are all decked out in yule attire.

Yeti, the Reluctant Reindeer

Two elves and a reluctant reindeer

Happy Holidays from the Lazy Husky Ranch!

What a life! Foxy, our retired leader, who will be 13 this month, celebrating. "After running single lead in the Yukon Quest in 2002, this is the life!" said Foxy. "I even get to play with toys!"

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