Sunday, December 28, 2008

I am very excited about a new opportunity to be creative. I've been working this Christmas on using materials I already have. I constructed two regency short jackets, one from some grey wool and red brocade, and the other from three pairs of jeans and a jeanskirt. I managed to incorporate a few of the structural details from the skirt into the jacket.

There may be an opportunity to start designing my own articles and consigning them at an antique store. It's still in the "possibility" phase, but it's something I've been thinking about for a while, and hoping an viable opportunity might arise. This could be fun!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Today, this week, is my sabbath. Thanks to years of Teri's endless ooching and scooching on the subject, I've tried to maintain one day of nothing in a week - even though mine rarely, if ever, happens on a Sunday. In fact, this fall has been almost churchless due to two shows worth of Weekend performances.

Today I woke late. Actually I got up early, but then school got delayed, and nannying was cancelled, so I went back to bed. I've emailed, painted my toenails, read Harry Potter, worked on embroidering the last flowers on my corset, drank lots of tea and hot chocolate, and am still sitting around in my bathrobe watching the snow on the rooftops around me. The weather isn't going to get above the twenties this week, so our snow should stick for a while. I'm about to leave for three days in the mountains, where temperatures are in the single digits. Hurrah for a much needed holiday!

My current show is going. It's the best I can say about it. The larger part of the run is over, and one weekend of multiple shows is all I have left. I'm glad for a bit of a vacation before I have to finish out the run. It's very exhausting grinding out a show with problems. We had a review in a Children's magazine which was, at best, lukewarm, though very kind to the actors. Basically it was summed up as, the actors did the best they could with what they were given. Which is pretty much what my one friend who came to see the show said yesterday. I am happy for my friend who plays the bad guy, who had the only glowing review. He does a great job!

The script for my next show arrived in the mail a few days ago. I love the script, I love the music - I get to sing soprano in this one. I can't wait to start rehearsing, and I'm sad that my involvement in this one is limited.

Today my birthday present from Wendy came - chocolate and new nail polish colors!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Today, for my birthday, I'm going to be as lazy as possible. I've borrowed Wall-E from the girls I nanny, and intend to drink many cups of hot chocolate and eat some Velveta and Shells for lunch...

Possibly a show tonight.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

I had a boy and his father come up to me after the second show and say, "We wanted to say hi to you again. You were the Fox weren't you?" I said I was. "We were the ones who also saw you this summer in The Sound of Music."

I have my first fan!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Am very busy.


Close Pinocchio Saturday.

Open Elves and the Shoemaker tonight.

Trained at new retail job.

Housesat three dogs at two houses.

Went home for dinner on Thanksgiving.

Have 14 performances in next 10 days...

Want to sleep for a long time.