This weekend was to be a little holiday for me. My sister came to town on Friday so I took the day off work to go get her from the airport and get some visiting in. Of course, the weather has been crap so a normally 45 minutes drive to the airport took an hour and a half. I left plenty early so that was alright and the drive back meant for more visiting so that was all cool. I had, however, woken up with a scratchy throat and low-grade headache which did not bode well for the weekend... Good thing my husband is a pharmacist. I medicated and hoped adrenalin and positivity would carry me through the weekend!
We took in Wannabe (Spice Girls Tribute Band) at the Citadel Club that night which was so much ridiculous fun. We were joined by friends Kim and Cliff and enjoyed much chair dancing and singing a long to the tunes we guiltily knew all the lyrics to. Cliff provided the biggest moment of entertainment however when he and a couple of other guys jumped onstage during the encore and he recreated the splash moment from Flashdance. It was hysterical! A fun night and my medicine managed to carry me through it alright. It was also great to see the house so packed. The Club is a fabulous space for shows and I am so looking forward to Hawksley Workman in January for The God That Comes.
Saturday I was supposed to do some shopping but instead I slept in and left my sister to go off shopping with my mom and brother. I think I needed the sleep and that night we had dinner with more family before the Closing Night of Proof. It was nice to have our biggest house for the Close and share the play with so many friends and family. Everyone seemed really impressed with the show so I was gratified that the hard work paid off. We then had a relatively quick strike of set and theatre clean and then a nice potluck party where we enjoyed no-pasta pasta and square root vegetables and other yummy treats. My ongoing sickness meant I wasn't going to be able to stay too late, but it was a nice wrap up to a wonderful theatrical journey. I was so pleased with everyone on the team and in the cast. I hope to be able to work with them all again!
Sunday the cold kicked into high gear. I missed breakfast with the family and slept quite late. I also missed a baby shower for a good friend but sent the gift on without me and my germs. You do not bring germs to an 8 month pregnant lady. You just don't...
And the cold continues... I missed work on Monday - did some work from home (was actually impressed with how much I could do from home - this Internet thing is pretty cool!), but slept a lot and medicated a lot. I made it in today because the low grade headache seemed to be abated, but still left a little early when the productivity seemed to drop off. I am hoping for even better tomorrow. I have a long day tomorrow as it is Christmas Concert time for Gibson at his school. I'm trying to get caught up with Christmas prep - a little baking, a little cleaning, bought a turkey, did some of my cards and some of my shopping - but I have a ways to go and if I don't get back to 100% soon, I am not going to be ready! Wish me luck and good health, please!
Anyhow, there are a few great theatre opportunities for you all this holiday season - The Snow Globe Festival is in it's third year, A Christmas Carol at the Citadel has a week left in it's run, With Bells On at Theatre Network is on, The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant Ever is at the Varscona and Grindstone Theatre is a having a special Christmas 11 O'clock Number. So there is a lot to see this week. It seems to quiet down over the actual holiday, but this week is packed with things to do and see!