Friday, December 09, 2011

Friday, December 9th

I know I should write more frequently but most of what's going on at the moment I can't really write about. Some of it involves Tommy and he's an intensely private person so I can't really write about that. Some of it involves work and I've been whining about those issues for nearly twenty years now and will likely be doing so for another twenty until I retire as the American health care world remains oblivious to reality. Some of it involves family and aging parents and that seems too much like busman's holiday.

In terms of things I can write about, Tommy finishes both degrees at the end of next week and, after six years will have a BM in music education and a BS in speech pathology. I'm not sure what comes next. He's trying to decide between job and speech pathololgy grad school. A lot of that will depend on accepatances and the market for music teachers locally as we can't pick up and move.

I've been off from things theatrical this fall for various reasons. Supposed to pick up again in a couple of weeks when I go into rehearsal for 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas'. I'm playing the mayor. Not sure what other bits I'll have yet. Music rehearsal has also begun for Carmen which performs in mid March. I've got a bunch of French to learn over the holidays.

We're having a low key holiday for various reasons. We're postponing our usual holiday open house till some other time for various reasons. Still planning on putting up the Christmas trees though and having some smaller groups of folks in. I trotted up to Seattle for a weekend last month to check out the senior family members so we aren't going for the holiday. We do plan to be up there this spring as the annual geriatrics meetings are there this year.

I found a website that allows you to download computer games from ages past for relatively cheap and I am playing my way through the Gabriel Knight games of the 1990s. I'd forgotten how relatively well written they are. When I'm done with those, I'm going to replay the Phantasm games which I remember enjoying years ago as well.