Thursday, March 15, 2012
In a pretty pouffy petticoat I skip and spin and try not to trip.
I sing my notes high...whoops! Not that high!
Smile! Smile! Stretch it a mile!
Keep on beat, don't shuffle your feet
Again, again! Let's run it again!
Slow down, it's your turn now
Take your time and enjoy the bow.
This week has been a stressful yet very exciting week because tomorrow night is the opening night of our high school musical, Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance!" Everyone's been working so hard and the show's really coming together. Even though dress rehearsal week is always stressful because we don't get home until 8 o'clock every night, meaning I don't get to really start my homework until then and also meaning I've probably been going on an average of six hours of sleep every night this week, I know as soon as I step on that stage tomorrow night and see a live audience, as soon as I step under that spotlight in my pretty pretty dress we rented that makes me feel like a princess and turns on the five-year-old instincts in me to twirl until I topple, it will all be worth it. When we all hold hands and take our bow as our family and friends cheer, I know all the stress and exhaustion I have felt all week will be replaced with the utmost adrenaline that keeps me up late into the night. To power me through the week, I've fueled myself with my favorite foods (purple cow ice cream with a brownie counts as fuel, right?). When you're stressed or have a lot on your plate, how do you keep yourself going and organized? A lot of the stress I think I create for myself. Somehow I always seem to take twice as long on my homework as I need to, often times because it's a lot easier than I make it out to be. I certainly could use a lesson or two about time management, and take a page out of how to "work smarter, not harder." Yet in all the insanity, I am happy to report that I have not forgotten to notice. Actually, it was pretty impossible not to notice in a week like this week with so much going on! After this weekend the play will be over and I will be taking off with track! Pretty soon I'll have a post saying "On your mark...set...go!" I hope you all had a fabulous week. It was beautiful weather around here; hard to believe it was winter!