|As Giddy as I Get
||[Apr. 30th, 2007|07:46 am]
|||||The Clash, London Calling||]|
Two days down at the Faire site, good weather and no trauma.
No, even better: we have a site map. We have an entertainment schedule (with three stages full ALL day long and a fourth stage for the last two weekends). Two days of rehearsals with laughing and dancing and singing and the highest level of enthusiasm and energy I've seen. Conflicts were so minor and resolved so quickly, that I considered checking the water supply for Prozac.
I even wound up staying a good 3-4 hours longer on Sunday than I had planned on -- just as I was making my round of good-byes, the Director asked Brad to help with blocking one of the cast shows -- but what could I do? I watched them for a few minutes and...our director is happy. My boyfriend is happy. The cast members are happy. Percy & Willow are sound asleep in the car. I pushed so hard to remove "scripts" and make the show an improv....and it's working. How could I not be happy too?
Oh, don't get me wrong, there's a mind-numbing list of things that still have to be done -- and many of them won't get done. And the lawn did not mow itself while I was down in Spotsy, drafting camping rules and other policies, half-watching the rehearsal, and laughing hysterically at the "deleted Scenes and bloopers" they were creating. You will NOT hear "as my sheep wash themselves in rivers of peasant blood" and that's a damn shame, but we do have to keep this a family show -- so when you hear the key phrase "peasant massacre" you can make the substitution in your head.
Don't get me wrong, there's a mind-numbingly long list of things that need to get done over the next three weeks, and many of them will NOT get done. And the list of "well, okay, but NEXT year..." has already begun. But still, I'm having a hard time wiping a smile off of my face. I'm just so freaking pleased and proud. I barely recognize myself.
Huh. I'm going to have to go pay some bills or work on budgets or something. If I don't rein in this exuberance, something really bad is going to happen to make up for it....