Day 3 - on the 'Grinch' set at the Old Globe by bethany actually
Day 3 – on the ‘Grinch’ set at the Old Globe, a photo by bethany actually on Flickr.

Some of the SoCal 7 Dayers have an Epic Final 7 Days Meetup planned for later in the week, but Elaine won’t be able to join us for that. So Bonnie and I met up with Elaine today at the Old Globe theater where Elaine manages the pub. She was kind enough to give us and our kids a quick tour, including the set for Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

I saw this show in 1998, the very first year it was performed at the Old Globe, on a field trip with the middle school I worked at back then. What I didn’t know until about 30 seconds ago, when I googled “grinch musical” to verify the year, was that Cindy Lou Who was played that first year by a then-unknown Vanessa Hudgens (who later starred in Disney’s High School Musical movies).

Day 2 – Babette preparation

December 23rd, 2013

I’m getting ready to start crocheting a new Babette blanket for one of my best friends, Erin, because she and her husband are expecting their second baby in June. Whee!

As you may know, today is the Winter Solstice; the days only get longer from here on out. Bonnie and her kids traditionally watch the sunrise and have a breakfast picnic on top of Snail Mountain, and they invited us to come with them this year. It was chilly but lots of fun. I don’t really know why I’m jumping off the wall in this photo except Bonnie suggested it and it seemed like a good idea at the time. I’d been up since 5:15 and hadn’t really had much coffee yet.

Anyway, HELLO, folks! Welcome to the last week (*sniff!*) of 7 Days. I can’t wait to see all your faces.