Wow! Writing on the blog again feels a little like that first drink of water right after the Day of Atonement!
My apologies for being out of contact for so long, but the time has been well spent. My scripts definitely could have benefited from some “prior proper preparation” but the taping seemed to go well — and, as always, it was a total pleasure. Our crew is so much fun to work with, and it’s a great privilege to get to do so. Mr. Bowmer and Mr. Ames were a big help, as well, as I struggled to get my act together in the days leading up to taping.
I think I learned a lot this time, and any future scripts I write should benefit from this round of work. At least I hope so! I know I’ve still got so much room to grow, and I can only hope that that “room” is getting filled up, however slowly.
As I have said before, I love being in Charlotte. Every trip there is a joy. But seeing my family again — that was a real joy. We’re still not home yet, since we are spending a few days here in Waco, but at the same time we are home. Home is any place we are all together.
I know that this entry doesn’t have much in the way of substance, but I really do need to close here. I’ve got to leave in an hour for a meeting in Georgetown with Mr. Sena, with a few things to do before that. And tomorrow I may not blog much, either, as I am going to do my best to devote the day to the celebration of “Wife Day.” Things have been so hectic recently that our anniversary came and went almost two weeks ago without our being able to do much in the way of celebrating it. So, tomorrow, I will take advantage of my wife’s awesome family — who have agreed to watch the kiddos — and take her on an actual date. Last time I tried something like that here, it turned out a bit poorly. We went out to the River Walk in Waco, the location of our very first date, only to find that river seemed to have collected an impressive number of dead fish. (“Chanel introduces Rotting Fish Carcass — The new smell of romance.™”) This time I am aiming at something in which I have a greater measure of climate & atmosphere control…
Still, I had to take at least a moment to let you know that I have, indeed, returned safely from Charlotte and that the Smith family is reunited. (Yep. All I did was type the word and the song’s in my head. Peaches and Herb, one day vengeance will be mine!) The Smith Family World Tour is slowly but surely coming to a close. Well, I suppose it isn’t much of a “world” tour: Dallas, Waco, Charlotte, and back to Missouri. But it’s our world! 🙂