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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Back from the Theater

I've had a crazy couple of weeks. Sweeney Todd sold out almost every night and it was so much fun to do. The makeup and hair design was even mentioned in a review as being "appropriately disturbing", which is exactly what I was going for.

In an earlier blog I mentioned that I would next be doing Fiddler on the Roof. I've had to step away from that committement (thank goodness for an understanding director). I will be stopping in at Fiddler on Tech Sunday to help with the look of the show and I will be doing makeup Friday night because the wonderful Rebecca, who took over for me, will be watching.

Now I have some unexpected free time while at home and want to keep occupied with non-television activities. What to do? Do I continue my French Revolution Research? I did come up with a great character while doing Sweeney. One of the actors has the manners and personality of someone who must be in Versailles.

Or, do I continue editing or go back to working on the sequel to To Walk in the Sun?

One thing I know, I won't be doing is cleaning. I learned a few interesting facts about dust bunnies yesterday. You can read all about it at http://www.ladyscribes.blogspot.com/.

So, what do you do when you have unexpected free time on your hands? Does it throw you for a loop and you find yourself standing in the living room wondering what to do? Or, do you not miss a beat and immediately move onto another project?

I am still looking for more French Revolution or Marie Antoinette sites for research purposes. If you know of any, please pass them on. Thanks.


  1. Glad your play was a big success. Sounds like a lot of fun and good info. I'm sure I squander too much of my free time, so I can't give you any advice on which way to go. You'll be led, I'm sure. :O)

  2. Free time - - - haha! However, sometimes I have to do less strenuous things like now when my meds are beginning to do their job. So I am cleaning and reorganizing a couple of storage areas - - pantry, etc. Plus, I caught up on some filing and am reading through new (to us) recipe books.

    How are your mother, sister, husband, and Sister-in-Law's mother? You asked for prayers for them on a blog a while back.

    Glad to hear from you again. You were missed.

  3. Did my comment get eaten?

    Attempt #2 Congrats on a successful run with Sweeny! I'm sure you'll find something great to fill your time with. =)

  4. So happy Sweeny went well, and you got fun reveiws.

    When I have free time? I read, shop, pray, or watch an old b and w movie with my honey.

  5. welcome back, i like to keep busy too and just work on whatever writing project interests me or has a deadline coming up soon...lol!

  6. Free time? I think first I might rest. Then read. Then rest again. Then drink just a bit of coffee. :)

    I hope your research is going well.

    Blessings, my friend. And thank you for your always kind comments. I'm grateful.