Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Dancing with a 3 year old girl is dangerous!

I'm back on the injury list again. This time for no particular reason that I can tell!

I was dancing in the kitchen with Catherine and Darcy, and admittedly, I might have been leaping a bit rambunctiously from leg to leg as we danced around our circle, but even so! All of a sudden, it felt like someone had punched my calf as hard as I could. I collapsed to the floor and asked Darcy (tentatively, I hope!) if she had kicked me, and when she said no, I asked "well, did I run into a counter or cabinet or something?" and when she said no to that, I knew it was all bad.

Welcome to the world of the calf pull, where I can apparently look forward to 2-4 weeks of recovery time before I can walk normally again. The bruising is kinda pretty though - no pinks or purples or rainbow colours, just a faded wash of red-brown mottling the back of my calf.

Apparently Catherine thinks it was her mother's fault. Poor Darcy! I'm clearly just fragile, given that I can conjure an injury out of thin air!

And sadly, the timing is not the greatest. I'm really hoping to cut down on the recovery time frame... I've only got 4 weeks until the first performance of Iolanthe, and we start doing full run-throughs almost daily as of March 11th.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day

Forget the crass commercialism of flowers, chocolates, fine dining and lingerie (though it seems I will be succumbing to all categories this year) - at this time, I just want to let you all know how much I care about you :-)

Let me count the ways...

no, too many to count! I am blessed to have a fantastic family, both natural and acquired, as well as many wonderful friends. In the words of Markus in "About a boy", I've got backup! and I love you for it.

I hope you all take a few moments today to reflect on the importance of the people in your life, and to express it.

Love to all!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Pretty flowers

Some crazy romantic person sent me flowers yesterday while I was at my Iolanthe rehearsal!

Having carefully cut and arranged them in a glass vase (thank goodness I actually have a vase big enough to handle a dozen long-stemmed roses) I now have plans to have them follow me whenever I'm in the apartment, moving from room to room.

After all, I should make the most of them :-)

Friday, February 02, 2007

Okay, I've got it, now what am I going to do with it?

Yay! No longer on the bench, even if that dire state is only held at bay for 38 working days...

Now, figuring out how one conducts a meaningful survey of clients and service delivery partners, given that the program doesn't collect much in the way of personal info on the people they serve... could be fun. Time to stretch my brain!