Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday, April 23rd

It's been a fairly uneventful couple of weeks. The politics of the workplace have died down somewhat so it's less likely that I will need to think about a different job. My salary is safe and the powers that be are looking a bit more kindly on clinical geriatrics after having had their eyes opened to reality regarding senior care. The passing of health reform has helped a bit as well. While Medicare and senior care in general is not part of the legislation, the need to better integrate health programs and systems is and the geriatricians of the land are the folk that have been doing that kind of work for decades so all of a sudden we're starting to become a much more valuable commodity.

Helped put together a production of 'A Grand Night For Singing' for CenterStage over the last few weeks. I hadn't worked on a revue for a number of years. It takes a very different mind set to make those work than book shows. Is it the best revue ever staged? No. But it's enjoyable and has good moments in it and it's Rodgers and Hammerstein so there's plenty of good music.

Tommy and I are slowly getting the basement furnished. One more bookshelf to assemble and then we can start carting things down there. We have an entertainment center to get and I'm counting pennies for a big screen TV for movie watching. We hope to have the whole thing done by the end of May.

We've got a couple of weeks of vacation coming up and we're trying to figure out what to do with it. If anyone has interesting ideas for the period of June 5th-20th, let me know.