My cooker is only a year old, but in the past two weeks I've lost the use of the oven and one of the rings...not very impressed! I have the oven man coming to repair it sometime today. Originally I was told between 8 and 6 (very helpful!) so, despite having the dress rehearsal last night and only getting to bed at midnight (more on that in a minute), I was up and dressed for 8 which is always a struggle for me with the after-effects of my medication. Then the mannie phoned at half nine to say he'd be here between 12 and 2. Cue a shower and a dash to the shop to buy something for tea and enough chocolate to get me through the afternoon. With any luck he'll be finished by 3 and I can take a nap!
The show, Bad Girls the Musical, opens tonight: St Laurence Hall, Laurencekirk, 7.30pm, Tickets £10/£8.50. I had about 8 hours at rehearsals on Sunday, 5 on Monday and 6 last night. When my computer told me it had 10% battery remaining this morning, I knew how it felt! It WILL be a fantastic show - the set, lighting, sound FX etc are absolutely top notch (the photographs for front of house are absolutely stunning!) and the acting/singing/dancing ain't bad either. A few glitches still with getting tables/chairs on and off, but we staggered through the dress rehearsal pretty well. Just please don't say "break a leg" - one of our stage crew/prison officers nearly did just that on Monday night. She tripped over a piece of the set and has an impressive lump on her ankle now.
With my BPD, I experience all emotions at maximum volume, whether I need to or not. I know that I know my lines, the songs and the dances perfectly well. I know I'm doing a good job (because the director hasn't shouted at me) but I still feel stressed to the max, which means I'm knackered with a capital K-N right now.
So - Hospital Corners is taking a back seat this week and I'm spending my time reading chick-lit and eating chocolate. Don't worry though - Esme, Dr B, Julie and Alex are all simmering away on the back-burners of my imagination (unlike the back burners of my cooker!) and I'll probably spend a lot of time writing next week to make up for the anti-climax of the show finishing.