Today is my day off after my second week at work. Things are going well. The show is a lot of fun, the actors are a pleasure and the director and I are getting along well. Tomorrow, we head into technical rehearsals, where we add all the lights, sound and other theatrical magic. The days will be looooong and tedious, but this is one of the most exciting points of a production for me. I love watching everything fall into place. As with any new play, this show continues to change on a daily basis. We open on Sunday afternoon, then enjoy a full 48 hours off before our first rehearsal for the next new play. (We'll rehearse that one when we're not performing this one.)
I moved out of the hotel yesterday and into one of the apartments provided by the company. I miss the hotel. Ok, mostly I miss the free hot breakfast, free coffee, free happy hours and housekeeping service. But the apartment is fine. I was thrilled to see that it has a washer/dryer. That will be great because it will mean I won't have to spend my one day off doing a laundry marathon to get ready for the coming week.
Marcus was at a conference in Kentucky all weekend, so my mom and dad stayed with Dean. I think he gave them a run for their money. It was a load off my mind knowing he was well-cared-for in our absence. The nights away haven't gotten any easier, but I don't cry every time I think about him while I'm working. (More like every third time I think of him.)
Spring has finally arrived (Thank merciful GOD) and the warm weather is here! I've been wearing short sleeves and flip flops today and I just packed three pairs of capri pants in my suitcase. I'm not really sure why I'm bringing anything cute to wear this week--I'll be sitting in the dark for 12 hours a day.
The one thing I'm most proud of is the fact that I've managed not to eat like a college student over the past couple of weeks. Had it not been for those pesky free Chick-Fil-A coupons they passed out with our paychecks, I would have gone all week without fast food. The apartment is a bit better-equipped for cooking than the hotel suite was, and I'm bringing my crock pot with me this week, so I should be able to keep it up. Hopefully the weather will stay nice so I can escape on my dinner breaks and spend a little time by the pond in front of the theatre.
This is quite possibly the lamest blog post ever, so here--look at pictures of my giant child.