Monday, November 20, 2006

Blogging off!!!

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.

I haven't posted for over a month now. This is because I've been living, breathing Ottershaw Players and Wind in the Willows. Oh, and I did go on holiday to Florida for a couple of weeks.

The 200 posters and 3000 flyers have all been distributed and the phone has been ringing with ticket orders although not enough. The Saturday matinee is sold out but all of the evening performances need a few more people in the audience.

Today we did a costume and makeup check followed by a runthrough of the play. The costumes looked great, only a few minor adjustments to make and only one person without anything to wear. (A naked weasel? Well why not?? I think the Festival play that I did costumes for recently is having a strange influence on my judgement!). So it seems that the endless hours spent searching charity shops, buying materials, hunched over a sewing machine (my chiropractor is doing well!), trying on, discarding, trying again, phoning to beg or borrow have all been worthwhile.

My house badly needs cleaning but I'm working on my own interpretation of the Quentin Crisp principle that after the first four years the dust doesn't get any worse; I'm making it the first inch. The fridge is always empty and meals are basic, to say the least. And I'm still trying to catch up on the laundry from my holiday.

How does she find the time to write this?, I sense you are thinking. BECAUSE I CAN'T SLEEP. Which is very annoying because I am tired.

I do want all of my friends to know, however, that I have been regularly reading their posts so that I can keep up to date.

Four o'clock now and I have to be out and about tomorrow finding a suit for a naked weasel so perhaps I'd better try again for those zzzzzzzzzz's

4 comments:

Delmonti said...

I seem to have the same problem... I only want to sleep during work hours.... al the orhter times I'm wide awake.... maybe I need to look into a night shift job.

chux said...

hello - thought i'd better let you know that i've tagged you!! As i believe you are still on holiday this may not be something you can action right now! :)

all the best

Liz said...

Welcome back - albeit briefly - to blogging. We've missed you.

We expect to see photos of Florida and the naked weasel soon.

x

MaryB said...

I told Pete not to overwork mom! Well, as my grandmother used to say - you can sleep when you're dead.

Wish I could see the show - hope all is going well (and I'm waiting for someone to post a few pics).