Welcome to Friday Free-For-All, where I talk about anything and everything on my mind. This is usually just a great big brain dump, so brace yourselves!
I had an audition on Tuesday night! It’s been a while since I did a show, and I’ve been itching to get back to it lately. Lyric Theatre, a large local theatre group, had auditions for Legally Blonde the Musical this week, and I’m anxiously waiting to find out whether or not I’ve been cast. I should know tomorrow–fingers crossed!
My dad got a new job! You may remember a few months ago I was posting about my family going through some tough stuff. Long story short, my dad lost his job under some rather shady circumstances (the job situation was shady, not my dad, obviously), and he was unemployed for a while, which is very stressful when my folks have a still-dependent daughter living at home. This job opportunity seems promising, and it’s in an area in MA where we lived when I was a kid, and the town where my bestie Mandy’s family still lives! My dad will be commuting back and forth for a while to make sure the job is a good fit before my family considers moving again. While it would be sad if my parents had to move further away, it would actually be kind of awesome to have my family living in the same place as Mandy’s family, because we’d have more opportunities to see each other around the holidays.
I’m super way behind in my Christmas shopping. I’m usually much more on top of things, but it’s been a busy fall. I’ve got a few of the main people done, but I still have a lot to do, and since much of my shopping is done online, it’s crunch time. I’m planning to dedicate some time to shopping this weekend and hopefully get it done.
I ellipticized last night. I have been avoiding any activity that involves putting pressure on my feet, but since I’ve been feeling so good the last few days, I decided to try out the elliptical for a while, with the understanding that if anything started to hurt, I’d switch to the bike. Well, I made it through 45 minutes on the elliptical with no pain, and my foot still feels great today. Yay! I’m still going to follow through on my full six weeks of no running, but it’s nice to be able to incorporate some elliptical, because I find the stationary bike mind-numbingly boring.
It’s a full-on winter wonderland here in VT. It’s been snowing pretty much non-stop for three days. While it’s beautiful, it’s led to some white-knuckle commutes for me. Lots of accidents, lots of almost-accidents, lots of slipping and sliding and wondering why I don’t live in Florida with Kim.
Are you getting any snow where you are?
Have you finished your Christmas shopping?