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Peaches in the Morning

By Marensmorsels @marentweets

Good Morning friends! This Thursday is a little bitter sweet I think. I’m so glad it’s almost the weekend and I’m happy that it’s the second week of shows for the children’s theater’s summer camp production of The Wizard of Oz! I guess we can talk breakfast, and peaches, then think about children’s theater.


It’s smoothie time!


I found some fresh frozen peaches, mangos, and strawberries and felt inspired to make a smoothie.

I added:

  • 1 1/2-2 cups frozen fruit
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp blue agave nectar
  • 1 tsp flax

Then I propped it all on top of my Magic Bullet and gave it a blend. Easy as thinking about wanting a smoothie, that’s for sure.


I decided to stick with the peach theme with a sourdough english muffin topped with Raspberry Peach Champagne Jam.



All in all this was a perfectly light breakfast. And pretty ‘n’ pink too!


Smoothies are the best when they turn out a pretty color. I think they taste better too

Winking smile

The Children’s Theater

I had a lot of fun during camp this year. The kids are great. Going to the park for lunch was always fun, I’ve made friends with some fun little campers and I’ve gotten to see and understand another aspect of putting on a show.

But The Wizard of Oz is a HUGE show! The set pieces are huge, it requires a large group of kids to put on and a lot of weight falls on the kids to perform. I kind of think the production is a little to big for our tiny main street theater, especially during summer when we have a minimal staff and only have the kids for three weeks. I think it needs to be saved only for the large community theater we use every spring to put on a production for all the elementary and middle schools in the area.

I was thrown into a job, last minute this summer that I knew nothing about. It was really stressful because I couldn’t just produce what everyone wanted because I’d never worked backstage on a show before. Then my new job created a lot of tension between a few other people who work backstage all the time. The tension built, we had a disastrous first show that included hectic shifts between scenes, the curtain breaking before intermission, and a group of adults who were too stressed to the max to emotionally deal with the situation well.

Basically I just haven’t had fun since the show opened last week. Despite all the dysfunction that comes with volunteering/working at the theater and the stress, I’ve always had fun and felt good about what I’d been able to do for the tiny little theater. But this time I just feel awful. I feel like I could have done better, made some things worse, and didn’t handle anything right. I’ve never been so ready for a show to close. I don’t like this feeling and I’m honestly not looking forward to a four-day weekend of shows.

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