Thursday, February 25, 2010
So today was busy but also slightly disorienting. I've been in rehearsals to understudy for a show called Senior Spotlight for Imagination Theatre.
This work is very rewarding because we take the show to senior resident homes and work with them on imagination, sing-a-longs, etc. It really seems to help the majority of them forget about their "troubles" for a short while.
One of the other things we do is called a residency. We visit one home 12 times and work one-on-one with a group of seniors. We do exercises for their memories and their minds. We do sing-a-longs and encourage them to get a bit active and enjoy things.
I'm looking forward to the work. I'm just a little nervous.
Anyhow, we have a very short rehearsal schedule but they are beginning shows on Tuesday! Yikes! So quick. With tight harmonies and choreography (oh goodness there go my two left feet again) I just really hope neither of the people I'm understudying gets sick...or a really good paying job...right?
I came home fully expecting to get A LOT of stuff done (including working out), and was very accomplished with my to-do list...however somehow the workout just didn't happen.
I don't like that.
It's imperative that I make time for that. But I just didn't put my focus in the right places.
I guess the fact that I really wanted to do my taxes and get them DONE was weighing much more heavily on my head.
Lately, I've gotten phone calls/emails/texts from 3 friends who are dealing with matters of the heart. I want so much to make things easier on them and their sadness/frustrations. There must be something in the air.
My life-long friend, (and one of my maids of honor-to-be), called last night so upset. I sat on my bed with my receipts spread out before me and just talked it out with her. She doesn't live here so it's incredibly hard to give a full emotional hug to someone over the phone but we try. She needed it. And deserves it. I wish I could take her pain away. I know it will figure itself out. I just hate it when people I love so dearly are in pain.
Other than that, I gotta find some me/down time. It's been on-the-go for too long. I'm getting cranky.
What are some things you do to unwind??
Calories Consumed: 962