Last week I… didn’t do much. In the grand scheme of things.
What I did do, though, was come off my high.
I was also able to start giving myself some grace.
After the post I wrote last week, I’d say this is the biggest achievement I could have strived for.
… from my morning scone to yours
As you’ve probably gathered from my last few weeks of posts, things have felt a little crazy here. It has kind of felt like a month where my feet were hovering over the ground and I was being motored around, by some external force, like a 5’5 roomba. Now that I can feel things settling down, I’ve been able to look back at the last month and see all that I’ve done, and therefore see why I’ve felt the way I’ve felt. I’ve done a lot in this past month. Packing, moving, full time rehearsals, squeezing in all the work I can and still trying to get in some auditions. No routine, busy schedule, new environment, moving mess, Dan not being around etc. etc. Of course I would feel the things I was feeling. A few of you were trying to remind me of this in your recent comments…. thank you. I see it for myself, now.
That being said, I’m really – really – happy to say that things feel like they are finally settling down. The show is in its run so no more full day rehearsals (just every evening). Our place is 80% unpacked and I think I’ve cleaned everything I wanted to clean. Dan landed a job and will officially be moved here full time come Tuesday (!!). I’ve even had multiple evenings on my couch to watch TV and eat copious amounts of chocolate. I think my soul missed that most of all 😉
So what else did I do this week as I felt myself transitioning back down
to earth to a place of calm and grace?
Thank you to Meg for my favorite soul-remedy
Went to a lovely yoga/movement class at a new studio
I pulled out my day book, after a much too long hiatus, to try and reset my mind. And schedule.
I did more baking!! ….Are you surprised?
I really love baking. Now that I’m starting to have some more/normal time on my hands, I really look forward to baking way too many things (check), overflowing our freezer (working on it), and convincing Dan that he’s living with a psycho (currently unsure of the status on this one).
I made two batches of cookies to bring to my cast/crew as a – late – opening gift. I’ll bake for you but don’t expect fancy packaging…
THESE vegan chocolate chip cookies are everything. If you like a super soft, fluffy, cakey cookie that is. Maybe not if you are partial to the crispy/chewy variety. But oh man. These are delicious.
And these totally kill that craving for the classic oatmeal chocolate chip variety. Though apparently they’re healthy. *gasp*
I also made Kat’s insanely delicious vegan caramel sauce in anticipation of a couple more treats coming my way
I finished Season 4 of Orphan Black (remember those nights on the couch I mentioned?). Seriously – this has got to be my favorite tv series ever. It’s incredible. It also helps that it was shot in Toronto and so I recognize half the locations and know a number of the actors.
I planned/started my Christmas shopping! Now this one surprised me – probably the earliest I’ve ever done so. I think I have 90% of my gifts planned, and have my online shopping cart all ready to go.
This also meant I did quite a bit of really fun research on a couple topics that excite me. Totally unrelated to food or acting.
I had an audition, to which I have a callback for later today.
I prepped for said callback
Quiet evening of script work + essential oils + tea + treats
Dan and I got rid of some large appliances that were left in our apartment. We also cleaned out a large corner of the kitchen and a pantry rack to clear out more space. Ahhh. Space.
I bought a bath and kitchen mat and new cutlery organizer
I cleaned the bathroom walls, bathroom floor, window sills and other miscellaneous areas that needed it
I stage managed my show every night and learned I will never, ever choose to tech or stage manage a show again. Don’t get me wrong this has been a great experience, but I do NOT do well with tech. I’ve been way more nervous about screwing up the light/sound cues than I ever have been about being ON stage. Funny how we all have our things, eh?
And got myself my first peppermint mocha of the season
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Do you/did you watch Orphan Black?
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