Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday, December 29th

The last few weeks have been non-stop. I'm just starting to get a bit of a breather. Off to WV and KY for a week with the mine workers (and managing to high-tail it out of the mountains just before the blizzard hit) and then a return to holiday madness. Tommy had five holiday concerts to sing in, I had two and those or the rehearsals for them took up almost every night for the two weeks prior to the 25th. The concerts all went well, especailly the Magic City Choral Society one. We managed to fill Alys Stephens Center, not a bad feat for a group that's not even three years old yet.

Christmas Eve was devoted to Tommy's family. Christmas day and the following was devoted to getting all the construction dirt out of the house for our annual holiday open house. This was not an easy task as there was a layer of sheetrock dust on almost everything. Days of sweeping, vacuuming, wiping and cursing later, we did get almost all of it up, get the decorations in place, got food for 100+ on the table and were able to fling open the doors on schedule. Our holiday open house is a pretty good party and we think our friends enjoyed themselves.

Of course, several hours before the hordes descended, while I was busy trying to get the house in order, I missed a step and twisted my foot. I thought it was a bad sprain but when it did not get better after 24 hours, I hobbled off to the ER to find out that I have a comminuted fracture in my 5th metatarsal. I am therefore in a walking cast for the next four weeks, to be followed by an additional 4-6 weeks in a boot contraption. So much for tap class for the rest of the year. I don't hurt too much but it's going to be a pain clunking around the next few months.

'Aida' rehearsals really pick up starting next week. I should be out of my cast for performance. If I'm not, they can cut my robe long to hide it and I can make my hobble a character choice.