Happy snowy Monday, all. My commute took thirty minutes longer than usual thanks to snowy conditions, so needless to say, I’m riding the struggle bus a bit this morning. Here’s hoping that a few extra doses of caffeine jump start the system. In the meantime, let’s take a look at what I got up to this weekend.
Our holiday party was a blast, as always. Our partners take turns hosting at their homes, but hire a caterer so that no one has to cook. There were alcoholic libations aplenty, and lots of delicious noms. Ben had broomball playoffs, which meant I had to be my own DD, so I didn’t stay too long. I headed home around 8:30 to have a couple more beers at home, and play some video games in the hopes of distracting myself from the “Will I/won’t I get cast” thoughts whirling in my head. It didn’t work.
I slept fitfully all night, and woke up with my stomach a churning mass of nerves. Unfortunately, I didn’t get either of the lead roles I got called back for in 9 to 5, but I still get a small featured role. Obviously, I’m very disappointed, but sometimes things just work out this way. I’m doing my best to focus on how much fun I’m going to have rather than on my disappointment, but Saturday was a rough day.
Ben’s uncle Bill was visiting from New York, and his Grammy came over for dinner, so I was required to pull myself together and be social, which was actually a good thing, because otherwise I probably would have spent all day in my PJs snuggling my cats and having a pity party. A judicious application of beer and video games helped ease my troubles, and I went to bed relatively early.
I slept in a bit Sunday morning, then had a delightful breakfast of omelet and grits prepared by my father in law. I put on a bit of makeup and my favorite dress and steeled myself to face the crowds for some Christmas shopping in downtown Burlington. I crossed a few things off my list, so I’m now about 90-95% done with shopping, which is GREAT!
After that I met up with Lyric Theatre folks for the annual caroling extravaganza on Church Street. It was FREEZING, but oh so fun. I had never made it out for caroling before, and I’m glad I did. Afterwards, there was a gathering at someone’s house, and it was lovely to see all my people and be reminded that even though casting didn’t work out the way I had hoped, I love these people and I love doing theatre, and it’s going to be an awesome show.
After a drink and some party food (OMG buffalo chicken dip for the WIN!), I headed back home to Underhill for shepherd’s pie, a beer, and some Fallout 3. All in all, the weekend was an emotional roller coaster, and I’m feeling pretty wiped today, especially with my longer-than-usual commute. I’m basically living for the holidays at this point. I have a three day weekend for Christmas, then I work three days, then I have a four day weekend for New Year’s, so I’m looking forward to fun times and relaxation with friends and family.
What was the high point of your weekend?