December has been an absolute WHIRLWIND in my world – not only were the holidays upon us, but I’m in the middle of training my replacement at work, AND was in production for one show while rehearsing for another.
To say I’ve been “busy” would be an understatement.
And, to be honest, it has not all been great. Although I’ve LOVED everything I’ve been working on, it has been A LOT to handle all at once and I probably should’ve planned better, honestly, because by the time my Christmas Carol production came to a close, Christopher and I BOTH got ridiculously sick – THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!!
This means we spent almost all of Christmas Day trying to rest and recuperate rather than truly spending the day with family, as we wish we could’ve. It was a lesson I’ve learned before, but apparently needed to experience again.
Still, this month has been FULL of wonderful events and adventures and I’m grateful to have experienced them…
I always LOVE to see what my Top Nine on Instagram are going to be, and this year’s selections absolutely did NOT disappoint!
We finally got the first snow here in New Hampshire and it was, as expected, completely stunning. It became slightly less stunning when it all immediately turned to ice and the entire ground was a rock hard ice death mountain but still…pretty darn beautiful.
My incredible cast of A Christmas Carol did an amazing job during their run, and we had just an absolutely phenomenal time rehearsing, performing, and hanging out together. I’m super grateful to have gotten to know this awesome group of people and I’m truly sad that the show is over. I can’t wait to work with all of them again as soon as possible!
Now, let’s take stock!…
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Cooking: pretty much nothing this month and I’m not even sorry. (Although Jess and I did make some DELICIOUS brownies recently! Yum!)
Playing: Joni Mitchell forever.
Watching: not too much at the moment. Although we did watch Sixteen Candles yesterday, which I had never seen before!
Enjoying: a Christmas-themed blanket and some chill music.
Waiting: anxiously for the new year!
Liking: being surrounded by books in my little “office” corner.
Wondering: what next month will be like! *Eek!*
Loving: my new sassy coasters! These things are actually PERFECT, is the thing.
Hoping: my voice comes back soon.
Marveling: at all of the blessings in my life.
Smelling: nothing because my nose is too stuffed up from being sick.
Noticing: how comforting familiar, classic music truly can be.
Thinking: of my family and how grateful I am for them.