So, I'm dreading going back to work tomorrow...it's been a month since I've spent any real time in my office, and I have a bajillion things to do regarding the chamber music series. (Yep, that chamber music series...the one that has totally taken a back seat to the opera casting machine.) Travel and missing family notwithstanding, work was much easier as part of the Three-Headed-Opera-Monster, especially because we spent so much time together that we were on a scarily similar page all the time...nice not really even having to talk. Just knowing that I have to pick up my phone tomorrow, that people are going to be able to find me after an elusive November, is making me a wee bit anxious.

I know. Suck it up, Rahree.

So I'm spending this weekend indulging in all kinds of non-work-related fun. Took my first class in weeks at the gym yesterday, and will spend today either going back to loosen up or (like most days) popping advil and groaning every time I try to get up from the couch. Hubby and I grabbed a tasty dinner (and margaritas!) with friends in our old neighborhood last night, and made some tentative plans for New Years. I also put the Christmas tree up and hung lights on the porch. Productive!

But today? Well, it's a beautiful, sunny day, which means I should get outside. But hubby took the dog to the park, Ina Garten is making a double-chocolate sheet cake on tv, and I have 3 good books (Barbery's The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Burroughs' You Better Not Cry, and the newest by A.S. Byatt...in hardback! Seems like I didn't make it past the "B" section in fiction, huh...) sitting next to me on the couch. Add a cup of spiced black tea and, well, indolence wins.

I promise this week to list some of my favorite monologues from the audition tour. And, below my five, is one of my earliest opera memories. (I'm glad my ears are a little more discerning, although I still love those eyelashes!)

My five:
  1. Cold pizza.
  2. Compelling stories.
  3. Organization.
  4. Brown sugar & vanilla candles.
  5. Daydreaming.


Louisa said…
I just read The Elegance of the Hedgehog, and I love love loved it! I think you will too. :)
rahree said…
Tore through it today - LOVED IT. Seriously couldn't leave my couch until the end.

Any other recs?

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