#2 daughter arrived safely, though no one was home. #1 son was at work, I was on my way home from rehearsal, my husband was out someplace. She settled in to play Wii till I got there. We had pizza delivered and stayed up to chat a bit.

I have 15 doctors to write bios for, out of the thin air, for a hospital directory. The request to do this came with bio sheets for 3 doctors, so I thought I was doing it for three, and priced it accordingly. Then I saw that there was also a list of 15. Only three of the fifteen have actually filled out the sheets. The others I am supposed to research — primarily by calling their offices and hoping someone there will answer my impertinent questions about their personal lives and histories. This method is not working.

#2 daughter is an insurance analyst, so I’m going to get her to call in her bossy phone voice and see whether she has better luck.

On the other hand, the training with the Kennedy Center was pretty thrilling. The task is easy and really the sort of thing I love to do, and the level of support we have is incredible. Usually I’m working with the underlying assumption that we have to spend as little as possible as do things as simply as possible. The Kennedy Center says whatever we need, we can have. The goal is to make it as good as it possibly can be. This is a wonderful way to approach a project.