Just in case you were worried, I am still here and doing fine. I'm just totally swamped right now with prep for the coming show and haven't the spare brain cells or the time to blog about anything.
Witch Hazel, from "Bewitched Bunny"
(Looney Tunes, dir. Chuck Jones, 1954)
Rehearsals for Hansel and Gretel are going very well! I'm doing two roles: the Mother and the Witch and I finally got my music learned properly (Whew!), with reassurances from the cast that everyone else they know who's sung the Witch struggled with it too. And now that I know the role, I am having a lot of fun with it!
This weekend is crunch time with costume fittings and music rehearsals yesterday, final staging and a run-through today, and the dress rehearsal tomorrow. I'll recoup vocally on Tuesday (it's a big Wagnerian honker - well, my parts are, anyway, the others are sweet) and just mentally review everything. Then I have two shows on Wednesday. On Thursday I expect to be vertically challenged (post-show-itis), but I hope to crawl out to SnB in the evening.
Meanwhile - because I haven't enough to deal with right now - my bedroom ceiling is cracked, crumbling and leaking snowmelt (right by my side of the bed, of course) because of an ice dam that's built up in my neighbour's eavestrough. Sheesh! But I refuse to let it get me down - I have a choice: either cope or don't. I choose to cope (because the alternative is to sit in a puddle, sulking, while I wait for my house to fall down around me).
It’s all seriously cramping my knitting and designing time (though I can sneak in a few rows while some other scenes are running without me). And the great decluttering and organizing has screeched to a halt, but that's temporary.
I owe several of you a shout-out for various reasons (you know who you are) and I apologize for the delay. I hope to get back to knitting and blogging and correspondence late next week or by the weekend...