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second night, second standing ovation.
sold out tonight.  sold out for tomorrow night.

it was, indeed SRO +Bill Abrams.  

=]

it wasn't long after the final curtain (I didn't attend) that I started getting messages from friends who were in the audience.  those messages mean so much to me.  these are people who wouldn't bother to flatter.

and as an aside, when I was buying my house here, my realtor, who is a good friend now, said "I think you're going to shake up our sleepy little community... in a really good way."

I texted her before the curtain went up opening night and told her I think her prediction was about to come true.

=D

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LoL!  thanks, +Bill Collins!  the 'new normal' doesn't start just yet... deadlines and commitments, first.  =P
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Standing Ovation

and it was recorded.  as it will be again tomorrow night.

accolades are numerous.

well played, Mayne Island Little Theatre.  well played!
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full dress and technical rehearsal: done!

2 more full dress rehearsals, a night off, and then we open Thursday night!  where did the time go?!?

ticket sales have been brisk!

so far it looks like I have someone recording it.  
fingers crossed!

or is it 'break a leg'?

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no, really.  it's not you, it's me.

I'm offisland, as we say here, until Friday night.
well, off this  island, and onto the next.

G. I. F. T. S. awaits.  

my boys are doing an animation course this year.

and, being the isolated backwoods that these islands are, I'll be offline the whole time.

I doubt there's even cell reception.  well, unless, through diligent effort, I discover, say, the location on the southwest corner of the picnic table by the kitchen that, if I stand on one leg with my phone pointed towards Venus in the early morning hours, will give me texting capabilities.  

I'm looking forward to being off grid.

and when we arrive home, so does Sadie.  =D

busy, busy, busy.  and then it's May Day here, and then The Play opens...

phew!

so, yes.  I'm kind of looking forward to this week of enforced "not much to do but hang around" just before the whirlwind hits!

and if you don't hear from me, truly, it's not you.
it's me.
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LoL!  well, actually, we're busier than ever.  and exhausted.  it was good.  however, the timing with the puppy and the play means things are crazy.  truly crazy!
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thanks to a tag by +Lady Deidre HurlsWaterballoonsLikeAPro, I was brought to +Mac Vogt's post of this poem, from Tracy K Smith's Life On Mars.

I recognized the words, though I read them there for the first time.
especially poignant, to me, are the last lines.

_What happens when the body goes slack?
When what anchors us just drifts of toward . . . .
What that is ours will remain intact?

When I was young, my father was lord
Of a small kingdom: a wife, a garden, 
Kids for whom his word was Word.

It took years for my view to harden,
To shrink him to human size
And realize the door leading out was open.

I walked through, and my eyes
Swallowed everything, no matter
how it cut.  To Bleed was my prize.

I was free, nobody's daughter,
Perfecting an easy weightless laughter._


*I walked through, and my eyes swallowed everything, no matter how it cut.  To bleed was my prize.

I was free, Nobody's daughter, perfecting an easy weightless laughter.*

isn't it amazing to discover someone else wrote what you've felt, but never voiced?

I am perfecting an easy weightless laughter.

it's my greatest accomplishment in life, to walk away from the brutal chrysalis that I was born into, and emerge with the ability to be light.  to recognize the requirement and essentially of laughing out loud.

to learn, after all that was done to me, to not take myself too seriously.

to see the humour in all that there is.

thank you, +Lady Deidre HurlsWaterballoonsLikeAPro and +Mac Vogt, for bringing to my attention this wonderful snippet of myself.  


#budlightpublic   #budlight  
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Ok! :)))
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I'm laughing way too hard at this.  my kids and I do stuff like this all the time, though we have to be very careful not to trigger my one son's heart condition.    =]

#laughyoga  , via +Scott Cramer.  =]
 
تا حالا به چرخه روزگار دقت كردین

#سوسك از #موش ميترسه ، #موش از #گربه #گربه از #سگ ، #سگ از #مرد #مرد از #زن ، زن از #سووووووووسك
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#pupdates  

Sadie is on the ranch for a while longer.  she's in good hands, and thankfully those good hands are able to hold a camera, as well!  though my sister did say she gets a lot more done if she puts the camera down.  LoL!

Sadie will be with us sometime before the end of May.  the tricolor is really starting to show on her now.  =]
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yes, the ranch is, +Mac Vogt, as is the pup.  =]
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Ripples.

isn't it amazing how they go?

one thing said or done here... and ripples rebound over there...






this is a crazy time for me.  I'm being pushed to the limits emotionally, physically,  psychologically, and financially.


equanimity.  it's what has saved me from the abyss.  but it's what, right now, is preventing me from being able to ride on the high of the success of my opening night.

I can't tap into the high... without also tapping into the lurking low.

it's just the price maintaining the fulcrum exacts.

so I will hide from the acclaim.  

which allows me to hide from the depth, at well.

it will be fine.  it will all be fine.  but for now it requires great effort to sustain my position on the fulcrum.

gods forbid anyone offer me a kindness right now...

I shall come all undone.


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thank you all!  

I made it to meditation today, and have had significant time with the pup.  the boys are away, which helps in some ways, but puts the burden of both dogs on only me, so is an added claim on my time.  pros and cons to everything, I always say.  I had a wonderful walk with Sadie, and we spent some cuddle time on a bench at the point.  we both needed that!  then I got some of the paperwork done, some of the required documentation arrived via email, and I got some more financial paperwork started.  

and I had a beer chat with a friend.

I have nothing scheduled for Saturday until the play, so I'm hoping to make more headway on these ticking timebomb deadlines!  and to spend more training time with Sadie.  she's so smart!  today's lessons were eager kenneling, and 'lie down'.  she does both consistently now.  she also had exposure to TV tonight.  I wasn't watching anything, but just had a movie playing with no sound to get her used to the movement.  then the volume went up 1 bar.  then another.  we had great play time and cuddle time while she was getting used to things.

I'm more rested, and more centered.

I still might duck out on the applause tomorrow night, but I'm thinking now I'm strong enough to go to the cast party.  

yesterday I wasn't so sure... =]
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Opening Night!

these are some of the props that I had to go to the city to find.

12 boxes of cartoon bandaids.

yes.  12.  that's 240 bandaids.

=D
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Laughter...

so, it's along story, but I'll give you the short version  I had a chimney fire yesterday evening while cooking supper in my wood stove.

sigh.  just what I didn't need at this incredibly busy time.  but, it is what it is.  all is fine; just a bit too much excitement for the kids, and a few hours that could have been better spent doing other things.  my fire dept is amazing, and they arrived within minutes with lights and sirens going.

they don't get out much, you see.   =D

and after it was all over, as the kids and I were talking in the kitchen, my oldest son said "You never did tell me how you got so sunburned today".  

my youngest son said "Obviously from standing too close to the chimney".

LoL!

I love how these kids make me laugh.

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there's almost always a way!  =]
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LoL!   #laughyoga  
 
Giggles

Hehehehehe!

Via: Purple Clover
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the problem, +Kent Oldhøj, is that it seems to be that once you go round, it's so very hard to pick another shape.  it's almost like once round picks you, it never wants to let you go.

ikr, +Eve Aebi?
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