Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008 - Gorgeous Weather

Hiya Bloggy,

So sorry not to have been here a bit earlier. I can't believe Aug 29th was the last blog entry! Wow!! I guess it goes without saying that it's been busy, busy, busy around here. I don't think I can even report on everything that has happened since Aug 29th. Nothing earth-shattering so I'm not withholding any news one way or the other. Busy has just meant that for the first time in almost 22 months, I've actually had a taste of what my life was like prior to all the health stuff! Amazing!

Seriously, I was wondering if it was even possible to ever go back to a life that is normal and there isn't that cloud over my head that every day may be the first of the last days on this planet. The concept is just so damn surreal and yet, it was a reality! I suppose that is a reality for all of us since no one knows when their last day will be on this planet... but that sounds so cliche. Of course we don't know, short of taking our own life and knowing when we'd do that, no one knows. So it is of no comfort when someone tries to lessen the seriousness by saying, "Well, none of us know when our time is up, so you just have to make the best out of each day you have left, whether it is only a couple or whether it's years to come." That is very easy to say when you don't know and can pretty much assume you have a long life ahead of you. But when you have been given the "Prognosis would not be good --- 2 months to 2 years max." I don't think I will ever, every forget the moment I was told that. Everything else may fade with time, but that will always stick with me. And now, here I am with still a 5 year period to get through before I can say we beat this monster for sure (never knowing if another monster is around the corner).

Soooo, how's that for some serious babble to start this entry off with? Now, before you all think I've gotten morose and am going through a down period... let me make this clear... I am extremely happy and more positive than I have been for a long time. I can see a possible light at the end of the tunnel and it is a very positive light... not a light on the other side :)

I have soooo much I want to do that is new and to continue on with stuff I'm already involved in. TUTS is now over for the season... for the 2008 season. But with the Fall almost upon us and winter to follow shortly behind, I am looking forward to spending time in the office with James and Jill working on the upcoming season and puttering around with administration type stuff.

This week we are in has been the week of the Fringe Theatre Festival on Granville Island. I am sad to say I have not taken in as many shows as I had planned on seeing this year... because I can! But, I simply have to say that the one show in the Fringe that totally blew me away is Musical: The Musical of Musicals. OMG! The script is sooo clever and this cast of 4 people is unbelievable. Every now and again you get a show that just clicks. It doesn't have to be dependant on huge sets, detailed costumes and an abundance of props. You know it's a real gem when, as with all Fringe shows you have the barest of everything since you only get about 45 mins to set up and you have to pack up your show in 2 minutes so the next show gets their 45 mins to set up, you still manage to have the audience in the palm of your hands!! Kudos to the cast of Musical: The Musical of Musicals and director, Ryan Mooney.

Oh, now here's something really new for me! My friend, Alison, and I had lunch the other week and she happened to mention that she was going to be taking a class in "Voice Overs". This is a class on how to do commercial or even cartoon, voice overs, how to record yourself, put down a track or two, the industry and expectations, how to break down a script, etc. There are only 6 seats per class so that everyone gets plenty of mike time. Anywho, it is a 1 1/2 day class and I decided that *I* would like to take this class as well! It is something totally different for me and probably something I would never have thought of trying myself before. But it's time I started thinking of doing things that I am interested in... whether I would be good at them or not remains to be seen. But no more attitude of "Oh, I don't think I could do that." :)

So, that class is at the end of September. Meanwhile, I'm still super busy here at home getting all the new season information put up on the Metro Theatre website... and having just finished the Sept 1 issue of the Community Theatre Newsletter. Soon, I'm going to have to start thinking of organizing the annual Letters To Santa volunteer team for December. Lots to think of and do in the next little while!

Well, I just know there's a whole bunch more to yak about. For instance, I went to the dental surgeon today and had to get a tooth extracted. It had broken.. split in two right down to the root, but had a crown on top of it. I have been in pain with it since the end of July but hey, it seemed to be the least of my worries so I just left it. Well, it was very painful to remove it today since that side of my face does not take to the freezing. I sure don't want to go through too many of those, let me tell you! It also required stitches to close it up... I think you can imagine stitches in the gum without freezing!! OWWWWWW! It's not like they didn't give me freezing... they gave me the most that they could and still keep it safe, but I just didn't take to it. Anywho... the freezing is pretty much out now and I feel fine. I guess I was living with more pain than I thought... because now that it is gone, a little old yanking of a tooth without freezing is nothing!! I may bruise over the next couple of days, but that is nothing either. I can already feel the difference!!

Now, I must run... I'm off to catch a movie! So I will try to get back in the next few days and see if I can catch up on other stuff :)

I want to send out good, safe thoughts to friends down in Texas. Be safe with this nasty hurricane. I can't believe the weather warning was "You must leave your homes or you WILL die!" I have never heard such a dire weather warning ever... even on CNN who loves to make a huge drama out of everything. But these were the weather people who were issuing this dire warning. It now seems like a given that Hurricane Ike is going to create huge amounts of damage once it hits land :/

Take care!!



Melinda said...

Ohhh, you will love the voiceover workshop! I did it maybe 10 yrs ago (I'm the public announcement type, lol). You just never know, you may have hidden talents!

Karen said...

What a great update.
Loved that comment about seeing light at the end of the tunnel, and not from the other side.
We are enjoying incredible fall weather here in the Rockies, too, now that the clouds from Ike have passed. Wish we get together for a walk!