Sunday, October 17, 2010

Keep Smiling Through

Everyone in our production is amazing. I can't talk about them enough... they are so talented and obviously experienced. And yet, they are so very kind and understanding. It makes drama so much more reachable for me. My nerves are calmed because I know they will love me in spite of any mistakes I make. Even if I do really well, their opinion of me stays the same. I am Naomi. I stay Naomi. I love them. :-)

 Last night was an interesting night. I got nervous about an hour before we even went to the theater, then it passed and I was ok until right before we walked on stage. Even then, I wasn't nearly as nervous as I had been the first night. Lane kept telling me, "you need to panic... Panic before we start so you'll get over it.." but I never really did. I tried. Lol. I honestly did. :-)

My solo is towards the beginning of the first act which I am not crazy about because I'm never quite over my nerves before it comes time for me to sing. Nerves make my voice squeaky! But I'm finding that I can work with what I get, squeaky or smooth and still make it sound plausible. Just as long as I remember my words... Someone commented last night that they could see I was not nearly as frightened last night as I was the night before. This was true. Hehe. I really hope that today will be even better.

Michele's daughter Gillian came up from Regina to help with the stage make-up. When we got home, I was intending to hit bed pretty quick but the hunger pains set in when Michele mentioned she had pizza in the freezer... it turns out that Gillian and I have a favorite food in common. Hehehe.... ;-) So we talked and giggled and munched on deliciously beautiful pizza (we did cook it, FYI) until about 2:20am. And then, we got on FB and made sure all of our friends were as having as great of a time as we were (most of mine were... sleeping is among the best of good times. Lol).

I'm sure I woke up about 9:30 or so this morning but lazily drifted in and out of consciousness until 11. Only in my sickest days did I get up that late. But it's kind of fun and I must say, in between dozings, God and I got some good conversations in. :-) I think the best time to pray is right after we wake up because we've had time to process what has happened the day before... it's not so clouded as it was a few hours ago.


So that is a brief look into my life today. Now, I'd best get something to eat, my hair done and get ready to go to the theater. :-) The performance is at 2 pm today instead of at 7 pm. Your prayers are appreciated. :-)

Speaking of praying for people, some friends of mine have a little guy who needs a lot of prayer right now. (Some serious health issues.) Please lift them up today. :-)

8 comments:

Galloping Guitarist said...

Go Nomie! :) It's so awesome that everything is going better! I must say though, for this one time, I'm not one bit jealous of your 'show life'. LOL! The stage always scares me. Can't sing or play worth a hoot. :-P Oh, well. So glad you're having fun! Love ya sis!

DelightinginHim said...

It is a joy to know that the "stage life" is going well for you and you are enjoying it, I would be totally nerve wracked about getting on stage and doing that! How large are the audiences? How old is Gillian, is she around your age? Pizza is one of my favs. too. ;)

musicmaiden said...

That nervousness is a weird thing ... there's no rhyme or reason to it! Sounds like you've been having a blast. :)

rebekah said...

I LOVE the pnasy pic at the end of this! :)

Galloping Guitarist said...

Hey Nome! I think I might say something about asking Michele about the symphony! ;) I know I'm annoying, but hey! What are sisters for?

Jenn Nasby said...

Hi Naomi! We were thinking of you today! So glad to hear that you were able to calm your nerves and enjoy yourself:) So sorry to have missed today's performance:( Was any of it videoed? Also thank you for the prayers, he had a pretty good day and we're hoping for a peaceful night. Take care!

Naomi said...

Lyddy, it scares me too. :) You would do just fine. I know it. But it's good you're not green with envy... ;)

Jac, the audiences are about 50 - 60 (??)... I'm not sure, actually! I could be totally off. I should ask, actually. It would be nice to know.

Megan, I am indeed having a blast. :D And you're completely right about the nervousness thing. :sigh:

Bekah, I took this picture at camp. Fr. Banga had the loveliest pansies ever.

Lyddy, you are annoying. But I love you anyway. ;)

Naomi said...

Jenn, I am so glad he's doing better! I was thinking of you all today...

Yes, the show was video taped. :) I'll see what I can do. :) :) I wish we lived closer so I could hug you...