Posts Tagged ‘down time’

Yes, I’m singing the blues, the winter blues. Even though it is not officially the winter season, it sure does feel like it with cold temps and shorter daylight hours in the evenings. Anyone who knows me well, knows that this time of year tends to be a challenge for me. The sun sets, and I’m ready to hibernate. One evening last week, I went to bed at 7:45. It feels a bit worse this year, and I think it is because I am also experiencing post-show blues.


My BFF came to see my show with her hubby and her mom, and she brought me flowers.

For the last three months, I’ve been busy with my awesome drama family, rehearsing for and performing in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This hilarious musical comedy marked my stage debut as an actor, and I couldn’t be happier. It became an all-consuming part of my life. This past Sunday afternoon was our last performance. I figured I would be spared post-show blues since I had registered for an improv class, signed up for NaNoWriMo, and extra time opened up for regular exercise. Surely, I wouldn’t miss rehearsing during the week and performing on the weekend. Not so! The improv class I registered for was postponed until January, the writing output on my novel is miniscule, and exercise after work has been nil. I miss performing with my drama family. I feel stagnant. I’m in my own blue funk. *Sigh*

Thankfully, this is the week of Thanksgiving, and I’m fortunate to have the entire week off. Usually, I make a huge list of tasks that I’ve been putting off and try to tackle them all before going back to work. However, this time around, I’ve decided that I’m wallowing in the luxury of having time off. It will allow me the opportunity to ruminate on the remaining weeks of the year and deal with my post-show blues.

Have you experienced your own blue funk, dear reader? If so, how did you deal with it? I’m hoping that wandering aimlessly through the week will cure me of the post-show blues. Of course, an upcoming Thanksgiving feast may also help. Happiness!

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it’s happened!” ~ Dr. Seuss



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I worked many hours this week related to my teaching job. Six days in a row. I even clocked an hour reading literature journals this morning. Therefore, I thought today would be a terrific day to take a break and check out the new DeDeadpooladpool movie. It is basically about a wisecracking mercenary who seeks revenge. It also includes romance, mutants, and a cameo appearance by Stan Lee.

My hubby and I went to the 11:00 a.m. show (good time to go-tickets are only $5.00). Nestled in my theatre seat and equipped with a huge Icee and mozzarella sticks, I was ready for a cinematic adventure. What a ride! Personally, I thought the movie was AWESOME. Ryan Reynolds was perfectly cast for the role of Deadpool. I do think you must have a sense of humor, enjoy comic book related movies, and not get easily offended to delight in this movie. It is definitely not intended for young children. Oh, and Deadpool “breaks the fourth wall” which I think is quite cool. For those of you that do not know what that means: he speaks to the audience directly through this invisible wall. Super cool! Kevin Spacey’s character does it in House of Cards (excellent television show on Netflix) and Matthew Broderick’s character does it in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (classic 80’s movie).

What about the rest of my day? I plan on working on household related activities until it is time for dinner. Then, I will spend the evening with my fictional friends on The Walking Dead and Chris Hardwick on Talking Dead. I hope, dear readers, you found some time this weekend to take a break and do something enjoyable. May you all have a peaceful and productive week. Happiness!

“That’s because it’s Christmas Day, Dopinder, and I’m after someone on my naughty list!” ~ Deadpool

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