It's a cozy, snowy, quiet Saturday (well, quiet except for the soundtrack of The Scarlet Pimpernel musical), and I'm sitting here at my desk looking at the beautiful snowy wonderland outside. Yes. It's snowing. :-) So here I am to tell you all a little about my life in the past week or so.
Besides Les Miserables, lots of musical soundtracks. I've just recently discovered the musical version of Bonnie and Clyde, and I'm a little obsessed at the moment. :-) I don't know much about the musical, and it's a little naughty but there are some really great songs, and Laura Osnes is Amazing with a capital A. I've been singing this song for days:
I'm also really into The Scarlet Pimpernel musical right now. There are so many beautiful songs! Oh my goodness! Sure, it might not be as epic as the 1982 movie (well, duh), but it's purty awesome. I'm really loving Douglass Sills voice.
I'm halfway through Lynn Austin's Wonderland Creek (for the third time....it never gets old, I tell you. :-)) I spent about an hour at the library the other day-- bliss, people-- and came home with a bunch of books that I'm really excited to read. One of them is Celia Garth by Gwen Bristow, a story about a young girl in South Carolina during the American Revolution who works as a spy for Francis Marion. Francs Marion was also in my beloved Dawn's Early Light, so I'm excited to read another book about him. :-)
Another book I got is called Paint the Wind by Cathy Cash Spellman-- it's a post-Civil War saga about the west. Yeah, people. Right down my canyon. ;-P
Ummm.......not much. Heh. Blame it on Les Mis. :-) I'm still working on my novel, but it's going very slowly, and some days I don't get to write at all. (Which is no one's fault but my own-- I just don't make time sometimes.) Hopefully after Les Mis is over I will get right back into the groove of it and get more inspiration. I'm on the right track, but it's just....slow.
Les Miserables. Live. Over and over again. :-) Besides that, not much, although we did recently watch the old musical Calamity Jane. It was cute, but not my favorite. Howard Keel's voice can make me swoon, though.
Playing Eponine in Les Miserables, good friends, books written in the 40s and 50s (they're sometimes the best), the snow outside, my ridiculous cat Oliver. Yesterday I was lying on my des (don't laugh, Naomi) reading a book, and Oliver just jumps right up and settles down right on top of me. Then he had to get off eventually because I was laughing so hard. It was quite a picture, I tell you.
Rather tired, but still VERY excited about the rest of the Les Mis performances. We have six more, through this weekend and next weekend.
I also feel very blessed and flattered by all the praise I've gotten for playing Eponine. It's such a good feeling to know that I've done well, and it feels so nice when people are so kind and complimentary. I'm just so overwhelmed. :-)
The show tonight! Wo-hoo! :-) And Thanksgiving! We're going to my aunt and uncle's house, as always, with my grandparents and cousins. Thanksgiving is such a fun time-- it's so wonderful to spend the whole day with my family, who are my favorite people in the whole world. This year my contribution to the food will be popcorn and peanut butter cookies-- the two things I can make. Haha.
Well, Les Miserables, but that goes without saying at this point. ;-P I've been singing the songs from Bonnie and Clyde and The Scarlet Pimpernel, as well as Calamity Jane and High Society. So mostly show tunes.
My sister Sadie....the other night we were both in her bed re-enacting the Barbie movie Rapunzel, with all the different voices, which was the most hilarious thing ever. Sadie never fails to make me laugh, whether we're singing Fantine's Death while I'm gargling, or playing old colonial songs on the piano and singing in high-pitched voices, or just being silly together. Also my bestie, who is another person who can always make me laugh. And all the Les Mis funnies on Pinterest. It's ridiculous how much of a kick I get out of some of these.
Read that. It's precious. :-)
Life has been just a leeetle crazy lately, with all the shows, and a topsy-turvy sleeping schedule (coughcoughcough....*ahem*) and trying to do everything else that I normally do, which is not really working. I am so grateful for my family, who really are the ones who keep me sane. And good books that are like old friends, being such a comfort when things are stressful. And all of you, my readers! You're all such dears, and I'm so happy to have run into some of you through this journey of blogging. I hope you're all having a wonderful week! Farewell for now!
P.S. I'm working on ideas for a new blog look for winter....coming soon! :-)
What have you been up to lately?
Is it snowing where you live?