7.14.09 diminishing returns

Ok, kidlets. I've hit that time of year when there's more to do than I have brain cells. It's not hard to get there, but somehow I'm always a little surprised when I actually arrive.

Actually? Really surprised.

This week on the docket?
  • The start of Tech Week for Ulysses.
  • Headshot photographer on site.
  • Mo. Lord in town to rehearse Boheme principals.
  • Your Friend and Mine J.Do (just like J.Lo, but WAY funnier) doing improv with the Studio.
  • Orchestra reads.
  • Panel discussions. (Ok, technically it happened today, but I'm counting it!)
  • A dance performance (that I did not make).
  • A concert that I'm hoping to make.
  • Several days with quitting time scheduled for well after the average 9-5er.
In many ways this is the time that I look forward to when I'm stuck in the February doldrums - whack-a-mole to the extreme, surrounded with people and music and fun. But it's also the time when it's easier to get stressed, to eat poorly, to snap at folks. (I just about yelled at my trainer yesterday, just because she asked me to do something I didn't want to. And I'm not a yeller.) So it's time to work on balance; to revel in the joy and music-making that takes over our building, while also knowing when to take a brief pausa to recharge.

Hoping that I make it through August in style this year, rather than just making it through.

My five:
  1. My workout mix...hoping to spend some more time with it in the next few days!
  2. Ridiculously affectionate pets.
  3. This tv show. I'm hooked. Except that I'm never home...thank goodness for Tivo!
  4. I'm a hair late to the party, but her? I love.
  5. PJs. Hoping to institute a day dedicated to them before the summer's over...aaaahhhh...


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