If we were having coffee, I’d begin by telling you how much I’ve missed you. The past couple of weeks have been busy and and blogging has been the last thing on my mind. For the past few days, I my body has been fighting off a cold. I’ve been storing away post ideas, but haven’t had the energy to write them yet.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I got to see a fantastic production of Sense & Sensibility at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis a few weeks ago. Although I’ve read all her works multiple times, seen all the adaptations, and even visited Jane Austen’s house in England, S&S is the only one of her works that I had the opportunity to actually study while in college. Because of what I gleaned in class, Elinor Dashwood has become one of my favorite Austen heroines.
I haven’t been to the theater since January (when I saw Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” at that National Theatre in London) and it felt amazing to be at a play again. The Guthrie’s S&S was almost-perfect. The actors were all spot-on, the costumes gorgeous, and the staging minimal, but extremely effective. I was enthralled! The only thing I didn’t like was the actor who played Mr. Brandon… but he wasn’t in it much anyways, so I didn’t mind too much.
If we were having coffee, you would know that I had a very low-key Halloween. I wore my costume (Arya Stark from Game of Thrones) for a few hours while working at the orchard and no customers came. That night, a friend came over and we walked out to our pumpkin patch and waited for the Great Pumpkin for an hour before watching Macbeth.
If we were having coffee, I’d fill you in on the concert I went to last weekend. If you haven’t heard of the band Joseph, go listen to them now. They’re an all-sister act from Seattle and have vocal chords of gold. (See bottom of the post for a one of their songs.)
I’ve been to a lot of shows this fall, but I really loved this one because when I walked into the small club, I started running into people I knew from all different corners of my life. In addition to the friends I planned on meeting, I ran into friends from my hometown and friends from the Bible camp I worked at in college. Small world! It was fun seeing my social circles collide.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that orchard season is coming to a close! Sunday is our last day open. It’s always bittersweet to see things wrap up for the year. We work so hard throughout the growing season to produce a good crop and even harder during the fall to harvest and sell it that it’s weird for it to suddenly be over. Since I have my own real-adult job now, I wasn’t around much this year. I worked on Monday afternoons throughout the season and Sundays on busy weekends. I now have my weekends all to myself, which I’m happy about.
If we were having coffee, I’d turn things over to you. How has your week been? What would you share over coffee?
This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part Time Monster
BONUS: Here’s a song from the band I saw live last weekend: