Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Recovery Mode

It's over. After six months of preparation, the theatre season is finally over and my life settles back down to a slower, quieter daily routine. In so many ways, I miss it, and yet, I don't.

I miss the busyness of constantly having something to do.

I miss the get-it-done spirit that comes with meeting fast approaching deadlines.

I miss the constant laughter of the cast and crew.

I miss the way of life that I've adjusted to over the past few months. 

... and yet.

I'm thankful to be able to think straight again.

To be living with just a little less stress is amazing.

I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed being able to get more then three hours of sleep in a night.

I'm thankful for the time to refocus on other aspects of my life. 

I'm thankful for the time to build the new friendships I have made.

It's going to take a while before I'm used to "life-after-the-play" again... But I know that it will happen and for the moment, I'll just appreciate the quiet and relish the memories. 

The Girl Behind the Blog - Right Now I am ....

I'm taking strides to get back into the swing of blogging immediately, now that the play is finished.  Since my brain appears to be occupied else where for the moment, I'm going to take the easy way out and do another one of these. I'm noticing two repeat trends... All the pictures of me seem to be with my dog, Lily and she always looks so innocent when in reality she was being a little monster.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Quilting Projects in the Works

Back over the summer when I was working on sewing quilting projects regularly,  I started working on a design for a patchwork star quilt. I finished the top and I loved it. Unfortunately with play and all the other projects that I've been working on, I still haven't gotten around to finishing that quilt. It still needs to be quilted and have the binding put on.... But that's another post for another day.  In the mean time I came across some fabric that I LOVED and decided that I wanted to see if I could make a simplified version of the same quilt.