What’s New Pussycat?

So I’m a bad bad blogger. Life is just kind of in the way. But what’s new.

It was a short work week for me this week. Monday was a holiday for some of us for Remembrance Day, although it ended up being costume fitting day for some of the kids for the play and most stores were open, so errand days.

Because it’s in the city centre, it has gardens on the upper floors you can see from your room.

Tuesday morning I was up at the ungodly hour of 4:45 (oh wait, I woke up at 2:45 and couldn’t fall back asleep) to catch the train to Montreal for a conference. It was very interesting and I got to see some people I don’t see often or only talk to on-line, so that was fun. I only made it out of the hotel though to cross the street ¬†for a cinnamon bun. So not so much a trip to Montreal, as a trip to a generic Hilton hotel.

Of course, while I was there, our local newspaper suddenly wanted to interview the kids and me on Wed. But of course there was no Wed. rehearsal because they were practicing for the Coffee House show at the school. Ack Ack Ack. So I did a phone interview Wednesday morning and we agreed he’d come to the theatre Thursday for the interviews. Whew.

I got home late Wednesday night by train, and then took Thursday afternoon off to talk to the tech guy with my daughter where we ran through the entire three days schedule and what we need. Thank god she understands it, because I’m kind of…. Right. Whatever you say. Then the reporter. My daughter started crying when he interviewed her. Sigh. Not bad stuff, but she is so emotionally invested in this play and what it means to her personally and the legacy and how she’s following in the footsteps of last year’s graduates whom she admired so much (and is hyperventilating because some of the ones she admired most are coming to our show). I talked to the reporter after and he felt bad, but she cries at most anything these days. Hopefully it will be in the paper this weekend and will encourage some tickets sales.

Then she was the MC of our Coffee House, so I went and watched all the kids sing. Some are really amazing, some not so much. LOL But hey, they had the guts to get up there and all the kids in the audience were super appreciative and cheered and clapped for everyone no matter how well they did.

So that’s about it. This play and work have been consuming my life. We are getting some sponsors which is nice. It’s letting me breath much easier about the money. At this point we are nearing the break even point. As long as I can pay off the theatre and the basics, everything else is gravy. The set design is coming along. My daughter’s not the only one stressed. I’ve been having trouble sleeping and with anxiety (see above being awake at 2:45) so have gotten some medication which I hope kicks in. At least if I can get some decent sleep the rest will probably be less traumatic. :-)

On a less upbeat note, I just want to announce that my story¬†Summer School will no longer be available for sale. I hope to have it available in the new year. It won’t be for a bit as I can’t really focus on it with the other stuff happening, but for anyone who wanted it, hang in there.

8 thoughts on “What’s New Pussycat?

  1. melaniem says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of stress for you both. But the rewards are beyond belief. Congratulations on the play and your great kid. Hugs and aspirin to you.

  2. Cole says:

    I don’t envy you sweetie. It sounds like this has turned out to be WAY more work than you expected, but it also sounds like you’re doing a really good job and are really committed, so at least when it’s over and you can breathe a sigh of relief you’ll also be proud :)

    I hope you can get some real rest!

    • Tam says:

      It is more work. It’s so many details and there are things that an adult has to do because companies won’t deal with kids. Oh well, another month and I can crash, we’ll hope without burning.

  3. Jenre says:

    Wow, your life is so full on at the moment. Sympathy hugs for you!

    I’m glad things are coming together for the play. It’s been a tough few weeks but the end is surely in sight!

    • Tam says:

      And the challenges keep mounting. Over-enthusiastic parents can be as much of a stress and uninvolved ones. Probably more. LOL The countdown is on.

  4. Chris says:

    Wow! Crazy busy. But good stuff. :)

    Other than Summer School. I can guess what you got caught up in there. Alas.

    • Tam says:

      Yeah, it’s kind of crazy, both sides. :-) But life goes on. Glad to hear you and May are doing better. Hope she’s still improving and starting to eat.

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