Chaos is the Story of My Life

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dear bloggies,

Oh how I’ve missed you! Thank you for your amazing comments and emails of the post about my mum last week. I love that I am able to honour her memory here on the blog. I am forever indebted to you for your love and support. I am so blessed to have this medium to connect with each and every one of you.

The show is going so well. I couldn’t be happier and I can’t believe that we’re in the final week. We received a great review and audiences have been loving the show. I’ve been so excited to have some sweet guests in the audience! 2 weeks ago, Laura and Kristy made the trip down from Ottawa and Hamilton to have lunch and see the show. SANY3132 We headed to Fresh where I feasted on a singer’s saving grace, delightful soup and sweet potato fries – yum! I couldn’t help but snap a photo of Laura’s adorable cupcakeSANY3133 Like Hostess, only vegan and a million times better I’m sure! After an afternoon stroll in Kensingston, I headed up to the theatre where the lovely ladies graced me with their patronage the following daylaura kristy & ashleyThey loved it! Laura and I have been friends since the sixth grade and it was absolutely wonderful that she was able to make the trip down and see me perform for the first time in this role. I’ve happily adopted Kristy as well and I only wish that the two of them lived closer so that I could spend more time with both of them.

Some of my gorgeous bellydancing ladies made it out last Friday as well! SANY3139 SANY3140 So amazing to have dancers and friends that I admire so much come see me on stage in another capacity!

My eats have been fairly simple of late due to my hectic show/school/work schedule so there have been a lot of bowls with quinoa or rice with veggies like this green goddess inspired bowl from the Fresh at Home cookbookSANY3103 or this quinoa-broccoli-tempeh-hummus mixSANY3136 My fridge has also been fairly bare because I moved this past Sunday!SANY3143 Remind me next time that moving at 6pm, after doing a show while Canada is winning gold in hockey is probably not the best idea on Earth… It was challenging to consolidate a whole house of stuff into one room but everything went fairly smoothly. It was a pretty emotional day, but I’m loving my new space and starting to settle in now that most of the boxes are unpacked.

My roommates are lovely (3 guys + 2 cats) and I am happily in the heart of my favourite neighbourhood. Proper pictures of my new girly room to follow once EVERYTHING is unpacked, but here is a sneak peek… SANY3145My amazing bedding from Liloo. I fell in love a few weeks ago and I knew I had to have it! The picture doesn’t really do it justice… I will have to try and snap one in the daytime. Makes me feel like a queen!SANY3149PoƤng chairs from our dear friends at Ikea. Special thanks to Lori for making the trek out to Etobicoke to get the cushions I wanted!SANY3152 The closet of Ashley… it has a light! See the Weight Watchers program materials peeking out?SANY3153 And the fun Expedit bookshelf courtesy of Ikea. A good mix of nutrition, acting, cookbooks, great novels and mindless fluff.

Iris will be joining us once the dust has settled a bit next week and I hope she’s as happy here as I am. I am looking forward to settling in during March and enjoying the end of my run, getting back to activity (fun stuff coming in March, stay tuned!) and yummy cooking. The boys are impressed with my canisters in the kitchen so I think I have some impressing to do.

Hope to see some of you at the theatre this weekend!! I have lots of visitors coming, so expect some more pictures. I do have pictures of the production as well, but I’m having issues with my Dell, so those will be coming down the road.

How is March shaping up for all of you??


GF Gidget said...

YAY for new beginnings! March is shaping up to be crazy busy here. (what else is new...) But, I am so happy and loving my new job!

Katie said...

Your new bedroom looks great! Glad the move went (fairly) well. :)

And, as usual, all of your food looks delicious!

LauraA said...

Wow...two weeks ago already! Hard to believe. That cupcake WAS better than Hostess which is pretty darn amazing! I LOVE your crazy purple bed, how very Ashley. Glad you're enjoying the new place!

PS My mom was in TO to see Little House on the Prairie last week, I told her she should have went to see REX instead!

jessica said...

HI Ash!!! Glad to see things are going well!!

Your room is looking lovely! I think I just might steal your idea with the sideways bookshelf for when I get my own apartment... :)

♥AbbeyMaybe said...

I'm really happy for you, ash, you're incredible.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

mmmm, im hungry now!

Jocelyn said...

Glad to see lots of GREAT stuff is happening in your life right now :) I hope you are enjoying the sunshine in Toronto and that the last week of your show goes really well :)

Enjoy your new space! I really adore your bedspread! So cute!

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