Tons of new stuff with me. Just finished up a crap ton of old odd work (rebuilds, fixes, etc.) and gifts and mailed them out over the weekend. Have one more stack of packages to go out this week.
Took on a few odd jobs on the side to help pay for an amazing birthday trip toooooo
Yeah, I know, not very exciting, except for the fact that two of my best friends are both in Ohio 30 minutes away from each other. So the day before my birthday I'm going to drive 4 1/2 hours to where one of them currently lives and spend a few days with her, and then go see the other who is performing in a dinner theatre in Springboro. I'll get to see her do the role she was born for (Ursula from the Little Mermaid) and then spend some a few days with her before she has to fly back to NYC.
Then, if all goes well, I might be taking a few days to go out to Chicago and visit some friends before the craziness of the school year starts again.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is done and will never be spoken of again. The cast rocked it, but... The car never quite worked and during the final night of the show, the front tire fell off during the finale. Little things like that added up to a less than desired outcome.
Already started on the Fall show, "Beauty and the Beast". I'm crazy because I agreed to take on costumes and choreograph this one. I don't know what I was thinking, but when I get back from my trips I'm going to have to dive head first into it.
Work on my books is going well. I have another one in the works simply because I had already written it for the dancers I teach. I'm doing photographs and illustrations and going to put it out for other ballet students. It is a guide on pointe work, strengthening and care and maintenance of pointe shoes. Book 2 of a Warrior's Guilt is coming along well. I should be able to keep to my publication deadlines.
Lastly, I got to get back in shape. Seriously. Getting old ain't fun, and it's less fun when you're out of shape. Any suggestions that work for you guys? I know what I need to do for myself, but I know I'll hit those plateaus and that's when suggestions will help.
So what's new in your lives?