Frenzy and a School Play

20130127-180935.jpgTruth be told, I just couldn’t resist. Walking through Target before work on Sunday, I came across Sinful Colors’ Frenzy, a glittery purple and teal. I covered with the same Nicole OPI texture silver, but I’m much happier with the results of this week’s combination. Sinful Colors are a very inexpensive brand (a $1.99 a bottle) but they make a pretty good product. Two-three coat coverage and very vibrant colors. I wonder how it is that they can be so cheap, but I’ll keep buying them as long as the company stays in business. I will warn you to be careful and check the bottle if you do shop with them… I had to open three bottles before finding one with the brush attached to the lid. Nothing’s perfect.

This week marked the beginning and the end of the first school play that I assisted in directing at my new school. The play was a miracle! There is no other word for it. Monday the cast was no where near ready to perform in front of an audience, and yet five days later, they were being applauded by parents, teachers, and friends. I always see the putting on of a play to be at least a little bit magical. No matter how bad you may think that things are going, the show go on. Somehow, the show always goes on. At times it is inexplicable in the how of things coming together, but it always seems to come together on opening night. Of course, the kids could have done more, made the play more than it was, but the audience loved it, the kids had a lot of fun, and things could really have been worse.

Oh the play was Peter Pan, by the way, with Tinker Bell, 13 lost boys played by girls, 9 more girls playing indians. I think that the cast numbered somewhere around 40 students from grades seven through nine. We worked two days a week for three-four months, and had to push it back a month. it was a joyous time that I will be reliving twice a year for the rest of my life. Did I mention that I have a cold that refuses to improve and physical therapy three afternoons a week? I got to see opening night, then had to quarantine myself in my house for the rest of the weekend, minus the three hours at my sister’s. I took off work and slept as much as possible. I’m not 100% but I can talk again without coughing for five minutes.

The other miracle? I get two afternoons off from Advanced Drama after the play! I’m so excited I could cry. More rest for me! I may not get well, but at least I won’t be getting any worse.

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