Eliza's favorite word of the moment is "Yes." She says it very clearly with the Y and the S enunciated. She sounds so much like a little adult. If I hold up a pair of tights and say, "Would you like to wear these?" she says "Yes." If I hand her a toy she likes, she says "Yes." In the middle of the night when she wakes up talking to herself, she says "Yes, you can do that. Yes." I am not doing the cuteness of this work justice. Its something I must get up and running on video but the second I come at Eliza with the video camera, she turns into the photographer herself and heads straight for the eye piece. Like a true TV actor, she knows where the lens is and unlike a true TV actor, she chooses to hide from it.
Speaking of TV, I've left the show I've been working on since June called "Fringe." While I liked the actors enormously, the hours on the show were too much for me. It seems there was one overnight scheduled per episode and I just can't be coming home on Saturday mornings at 7am with an almost three-year-old. The person I started the job with quit back in September and they've been scrambling to find some one to replace her. In the meantime, I was offered to job share with a fellow script supervisor I really like so I opted to jump off "Fringe" and jump onto "Cupid."
I've never, ever left a job early so it was not an easy decision to make. While Cupid might have slightly better hours that Fringe, I still expect it will not be a picnic. The big pro was being able to job share with my friend, who was willing to work through November so I had plenty of time to give my notice. Cupid is also on an eight day per episode schedule, a slightly easier schedule to navigate than Fringe, where episodes tended to balloon into 10-11 days with reshoot days added on later.
So now I'm enjoying some time off with my little girl who turns three on Friday. I'm having a lasagna party for her at school on Friday and then a mermaid-themed birthday party in our apartment on Saturday. I'm easily overwhelmed and right now I'm a little anxious about everything going well for both parties. My daughter loves birthdays and birthday cakes and for the first time, she seems very aware that her birthday is here. I want it to be a wonderful weekend for her.
Thanks all for checking in and I promise to write more regularly for the next few weeks. Happy November to all!