I've been very busy, you see I found myself something to do that takes me away from my Desperate Housewife status. Of course it had to be fitted in with all other duties.
That's where it gets hard. Fitting everything in and keeping everyone happy.
I've learned a lot from the experience.
Like, it's impossible to keep everyone happy for starters and...
Life is a load of balls.
Juggling balls people, juggling balls! Lots and lots of juggling balls. Flying, everywhere.
Turns out I'm not too bad at juggling but no matter how good we are we can't keep all the balls in the air all of the time. We will always drop one or two as we go. Well, I do anyway.
So, what has kept me from visiting your blogs as often as I usually do?
Like I told you in January I've been working, together with my production team pals, on our school musical Footloose! It's been an intensive 8 weeks of hard work. We've had some fun along the way and the teenagers are fantastic and rejuvenating to work with. We have one weekend of rehearsals left then we open on Tuesday 20th March! Yikes!! (breathe in....breathe out.... it WILL be alright on the night. Won't it??!!)
There are undoubtedly far better choreographers than me out there but I love choreographing shows, I adore the whole process. It's what makes me tick, it really is.
And it's been interesting working on routines as I go. Everywhere. Waiting in the car for my boy, driving in the car (oops!) waiting in trampoline class etc; etc. I must look quite a sight with ear buds in ears, hands (seemingly) flapping and feet tapping. But it gets the job done.
See, that's the thing. There's so much to do with show-work, house-work, cooking, homework, school stuff, my mother and iPads4autism_ie work that only limited time can be allotted to each task on a daily basis. Prioritising (bye bye house-work!) and delegation (hello takeaway and 'pub for tea'!) are key buzzwords around here these days.
My poor child, being dragged to lengthy weekend rehearsals, is left to his own devices a lot. Literally.
He may need an operation when this is over.
To surgically remove the laptop screen from his retina.
Life has been happening too, of course, just to keep things interesting. Some planned events like my big birthday and retirement and my boy's Confirmation had to be slotted in. Then the unplanned events like my mothers illness and hospitalisation. Which of course, coincided with the return of my evil cough from hell and threw a healthy dose of guilty feelings into the mix, as I couldn't visit her in hospital. It also made for interesting rehearsals. You try choreographing a dance routine sitting down and not talking and see how you get on!
So now, the end is near.
This time next week it'll all be over....and I'll be hungover.
Life will get back to normal, whatever that is. I'll still be as busy as hell, no doubt, and will miss the excitement of the show.
I'll be left with very fond memories, a very big apres wrap party headache and the husky voice remnants from my latest bout with the cough from hell.
Life will go on and multi-tasking, albeit at a slower pace, will continue.
I'll be looking for something else to make me tick....
Maybe, as my friend C suggests, I could put my new found husky voice to good use and become a real Desperate Housewife?
I always liked Susan's new-found role in Series 7.....
And I could get the housework done too, in a much more entertaining and profitable way ;-)