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Friday, 26 March 2010

Keyboard Club!

Mr Sally has arranged for a keyboard to be delivered next Monday.
Keyboard Club is open!

I'm teaching myself to play.
Mr Sally wants to learn to play too, so I suggested we start a keyboard club - just me and him. I can make badges.
He's not as excited as I'd hoped...


I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!

Remember Me?

Hellooooo! OK, it's been far too long since I posted anything and I'm sorry.
It's just been a whirlwind of work, work, teaching, rehearsing for my play, business planning.... blah, blah, blah.

I feel like I don't have a spare second at the moment. Rehearsals for JUMBLE started, we had a cast change on the first day (!) and a week in to rehearsals and it's looking good. You can follow the rehearsals on our online diary here!

Errr, news - what do I have to tell you...
Ooh, yes - exciting news. The bank have said YES to me and Mr S getting a mortgage together. Well, he already has one, so they said yes to me being added to it and will let us borrow more for our dream home. I was so excited yesterday when I found out. I just can't wait for us to get our own place.
We have no idea where we want to live though, so are busy googling areas, asking everyone where's nice to live!
So all we have to do now is put Mr Sally's house up for sale, find somewhere we want to live and sell his house. Easy!

Right, got to dash -off to teach my lovely drama class. x

Thursday, 4 March 2010

The List

So, I turn 30 in two months.
Eeeek!
I don't know how I feel about it. I'm not dreading it or anything, it's just a bit like 'Ooh, OK.'
My beautiful best friend Leah turned 30 yesterday. It's ace, she gets to hit the big ages first, I laugh at her, then I prepare to hit them myself!

So, I guess when you're hitting a milestone age - you can't help but reflect. What haven't I achieved yet? Where did I hope to be when I was 30? Blah, blah, blah.

I did always imagine by the time I was 30 I'd have a mortgage and be married with babies - but me and Mr S are starting to think about stuff like that, so it's not a big deal that I won't actually have any of these things by the time I hit the big three-oh.

Everyone keeps asking what I'm going to be doing for my 30th. Err, I have no idea. I'm busy producing a play and that's all I can think about at the minute. I've never been one for huge parties. I'd much prefer a quiet meal with family and friends, we'll see.

Anyway, on reflection of what I've always wanted to do but haven't. I made a little list.
And I'm going to start it asap.

Two things on the list are:
Learn the piano
Take singing lessons.

Watch this space. I'm going to be doing both soon.
I'm going to teach myself the piano (what?) I've seen a book called 'Dummies guide to learning the piano', and with the help of interactive vids on Youtube, I should be banging out Lloyd Webber tunes in no time!

**Please see my post re:exhaustion. I have no idea when I'll find time to fit these in, but I'm going to do it! **

OMG - that's what I could do for my 30th birthday. A piano recital for my nearest and dearest. All the stuff I'll have learnt by then. 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Away in a Manger!'
Oh yeah, I sure know how to party.

The List TBC...

Customers

In my job, I chat with customers all day long. Some are regulars, so over the months you kind of develop a little familiarity with them.
So, how strange is this (well it might not be strange, but...) Anyway, one guy comes in every morning, he's about my age and we chat about random things, he works in a bank, I make his coffee without him having to tell me which one he wants.... then he mentions the other day that he's also an actor, then I mentioned I wrote and produced plays... turns out that he's just been in a play that my friend wrote and produced (which I missed).

Then the next day another customer comes in, who I've been chatting to for months, he asks what I did on the weekend, I told him I was ill. He tells me he went to watch a band and did I know the particular theatre he was talking about. I said yes as I'd written several plays for them. 'No way. Are you a writer?'
'Yes.'
'I'm writing a play at the moment, for that theatre.'

THEN
I cast my play JUMBLE a month or so ago. I've not really gone on about it in work, but I know some of my work friends are actors too. Anyway, the girl I cast text me today about the script and then she put PS: You work with my flat mate.
So all this time I've been chatting bits here and there about my play in work, I've not realised she lives with the girl in it!!!

EVERYONE IS CONNECTED!
It's scary how small this industry is. Scary. But I love it.

Exhausted - Really!

Sorry for lack of posts this week. I've been really ill.
Basically for the last six months I've been working 40/50 hour weeks at my day job, as well as teaching, theatre job, meeting friends, spending time with Mr S and writing two plays.
My mum told me weeks ago that I needed to slow down as it would all catch up with me. My days off were never days off as I was always rushing to meet a friend, writing a play, shopping, cleaning or doing one of my other jobs.

Saturday morning I was in work and went really hot. I just thought the heating was on full. My boss told me it wasn't on, then I went dizzy and the room started spinning. She sent me home from work. I was pale and just wanted to sleep.
I got home and slept for hours, I then took the Sunday off and I probably shouldn't have gone back on Monday, by Tuesday my glands were swollen and I couldn't keep my eyes open in work, Mr S had to get a taxi home as I couldn't drive to pick him up.

I think this is what people call exhaustion. And I feel dramatic calling it that.

I'm still not 100%. I've been off today and I could happily still go to sleep.

So I had to make a decision, I have to slow down and something had to go from my life. Unfortunately it was the one job I really loved. I've had to hand my notice in at the theatre. I can't give up my teaching, I can't stop writing and producing plays and I can't give up my full time job as that's what keeps my bills paid.
I have my last shift there on Saturday and I'm very sad, although I'm also slightly happy that I have some time back to me.

A holiday would be nice right about now!
 
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