You know how my blog is called Elated Exhaustion?
I am in the exhaustion part.
My in laws got here Saturday the 18th. Some of them left the Friday after Thanksgiving, but my mother in law is still here.
We are also in the most difficult week for a show production. It’s tech week, the time when you so run-throughs of the show in full costume and make up, with your mic, working the transitions and props and costume and set changes. It’s the time for the orchestra to practice and for the crew to get the lighting and mic cues. It’s a time when you are at rehearsal for 10 to 12 hours at a time, polishing and tweeking and pulling everything together.
It is magical and exciting and nerve wracking and exhausting all at the same time.
I am so honored to be a part of it, but oh my goodness am I tired.
Between the demands of day long rehearsals, hosting my mother in law, meeting the demands of a three year old and still doing duties as a Parent Council Chair at my son’s school, and trying (but failing) to keep up with NaBloPoMo, I think I have reached my limit. And of course, the hubs is on nights.
So today, after I dropped my son off at school, instead of accomplishing anything on my to do list, and oh my goodness there is so, so much, I chose sleep.
Because sometimes life is elating. But right now, I think it’s just plain exhausting.
(Psst – Here is a sneak peek of my character in the show. More pics to come!)