Friday Free-For-All – 07/14/17

Photo Jul 14, 10 05 37 AM

Have I mentioned lately that I miss Ben? Yeah, I miss him. He was home for approximately 24 hours on Sunday into Monday, and then promptly took off for the next leg of his crazy, jam-packed summer. The first week was sort of, “Meh, whatever, I can deal.” But this week was a lot harder. And this is just the beginning. I will maybe see him for a few hours this weekend, and then won’t see him again until the 22nd. Ugh.

Things with Dogfight are slowly but surely improving. It’s no longer the train wreck I feared it would be, and we still have 3 more rehearsals before we open. I’m just still very nervous about playing guitar onstage and singing at the same time. We may have someone play backstage while I pretend to play, but I’m not sure how much better that will be. Also, I change ON STAGE not once but twice, once WHILE singing, so yeah, I have a lot of stuff to figure out. Oy. Speaking of Dogfight…

We did another live TV promo like I did for Chess. I had to stay overnight in Stowe and get up at 4:15 am to do some live promotional segments on our local news station. I know it’s an important thing to get the word out, but man, live TV is terrifying, having my face and voice on the internet forever is terrifying, and doing it before I’ve even finished a cup of coffee just isn’t fair. If you’re interested in seeing/hearing me sing some stuff from the show, click here!

I am so. freaking. tired. Tonight will be my first night off all week, and I can’t wait to go home and just do NOTHING. The whole fam is away at the family reunion in Maine, so I’m home alone again with the animals. I woke up at 4 am after a loud noise, convinced there was someone in the house, and lay there panicking for a solid 15 minutes before realizing Creemee was just going to town on her scratching post. Oof. I’m sleeping forever tomorrow. FOREVER.


8 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 07/14/17

  1. Anna @ Piper's Run says:

    Girl, I hear ya on being tired…for the last two weeks I have no sweet clue how I am functioning! I also hear ya on not seeing your spouse…between his shift work, my day job and our girls soccer, I haven’t seen him since last week for any length of time.

  2. txa1265 says:

    OK – I LOVED the TV Promos! They were a blast to watch and I loved your personality – and great singing 🙂 Lisa and I watched them together and it was a lot of fun.

    Tired – ugh! Between work and kids stress and the high humidity it was all I could do to drag myself out of bed for my run at 3:45 this morning!

    Totally get what you are saying about missing Ben … it is really hard and makes you appreciate just how connected you are in so many small ways. I feel like now that we have much more ability to dedicate time to each other, we don’t take it for granted at all … which is awesome! So … not sure what to say other than sorry it is tough, and take advantage of the moments you do get!

    • Rae says:

      The good thing is, when Ben was home on Sunday, we were SO connected and so appreciative of our time together. The old adage is cheesy but true–“Absence makes the heart grow fonder” 🙂 And glad you liked the promos! I feel like they came out pretty well.

  3. SuzLyfe says:

    Get some sleep, see your boy, and have a beer. That is an order (and you can because it is the weekend, right?).Maybe a few naps? I know you are hella busy, hell week is coming (like the British), but you got this!

    • Rae says:

      I saw Ben for about an hour before bed on Saturday, and we slept in the same bed together, which I suppose is better than nothing, right? Unfortunately it wasn’t the restful weekend I had hoped for (long story short there was a pet death), so I’m still dragging ass today, but trying to keep a stiff upper lip!

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