Sunday brought a session with acting coach Eric (drama division), and bonus points for the proximity to a fantastic panaderia perfect for killing an hour and a diet at the same time.But wait, that’s not all – not content to only do an hour’s worth of work on a Sunday, Bex had a 2-hour reading/brainstorming session with fellow actress/ATL alum Jenna Kennel. (Mom’s note: Bex and Jenna took Hazel Hunt’s after-school acting class together — Shakespeare, Elementary-school style — at The Epstein School in something like 2003. Awesome to see them still connected and pursuing their passion after all these years!)Like the rest of the world, we found time to watch the Super Bowl, followed by a jaunt to downtown LA for dinner somewhere.And this was just the weekend! More activity to come.<gms>
Motivation is a wonderful thing. This morning Bex got up, showered, and ready to go, eager to see her friend Jenna Kennell from Atlanta, and go out to brunch. After a brief Jenna citing – I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to set my eyes on her, as any Jewish mother can understand – they went to Hollywood and I called Jenna’s mom to report that life is good!
In the afternoon, as usual, I worked and Bex napped. Among other things, I spent some time identifying places where Bex could safely take Mama Jett if she gets sick. Yep, life is good. We did have our first fight of the week about exercise – I wasn’t exactly buying that walking the streets of Hollywood Blvd. with Jenna counted as aerobic exercise. Otherwise, the day went smoothly.
The quiet day ended at a wonderful soup and salad dinner at our cousin Marley’s home in Sherman Oaks. Easy and comfortable, Bex began to share some of her experience, which she is often reticent to do.
It was an ideal way to start the week.