Monday, April 7, 2014

currently vol. 4

How did a week fly by so quickly? I feel like I just wrote my last "currently" post yesterday! And it's already been a week. Wow. Linking up with the lovely ladies of A Mama Collective and Home Away From Home.

I am currently...

Excited about:

Doing another show! A few years ago, I did a production of CATS as a pit singer. This means that while the cast is dancing their faces off on stage, they have one singer per part in the orchestra pit on microphones singing their faces off. (This doesn't mean the cast on stage isn't singing - they just need the extra support to make sure the sound is strong.) So I found out a while ago they were doing CATS at a great theatre company nearby, so I figured out who the music director is, found him on facebook, and then messaged him asking if he needed pit singers. I've been told that that was ballsy - but being bold is definitely not an issue for me! What did I have to lose? And hey - I got the job! So I had my first rehearsal tonight, and it was so fun to remember this music and learn it all over again. I never liked CATS until I worked on it - now I think the music is a blast to sing, and a lot of the same performers who did the show with me last time will be doing it again. So I'm happy about that!


What to do with my life, still. I'll let you know when I figure that out.


I've been slowly working through Gilead, which is apparently a beautiful novel but I'm struggling to invest myself in it. I love reading, but this one hasn't caught my interest yet. We'll see if that changes.


At this moment, Resurrection. It caught my interest when they were advertising it before its premiere, and it's kept my interest enough to watch it weekly. It hasn't changed my life or gotten me totally into it yet.

Listening to:

Dr. Laura podcasts. Um, I love her. I figured out you can get little snippets of her podcasts for free on itunes so I downloaded all of them and have been listening to them on my long car rides.

Thankful for:

This life-changing, grace-filled, beautiful talk with my sister last night. Thank God for sisters. To sit on the sofa and weep and talk and speak truth into each other's hearts is so special and I am just so thankful.

"She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Sometimes she is the reason you wish you were an only child." 

--Barbara Alpert

Nope, never wish I'm an only child. But yes, she is my mirror, my witness, my partner in crime, my defense attorney. All of it. I am blessed. And lucky me - I've got two. So thankful.

And for my sweet readers who don't have sisters - these lovely words are for you:

"They called each other family and that's what they were - sisters. Many people in the world had family of the heart, kin by choice rather than by blood, and hers had come along in her darkest hour and saved her life."

--Christine Feehan, Spirit Bound


  1. Thank you for those uplifting words.
    Be bold young lady - you rock! I love that.
    Seriously wish I'd lived in a more confident manor.
    Oh the places you will go!

    1. Thank you, dear Emily! I'm grateful for your words and that you read my post. I will keep being bold - God made me that way, whether I like it or not ;) I'm sure you have that confidence in you!

      Blessings to you,

  2. Good for you getting that job for yourself! I'd imagine being a pit singer is really fun- kind of the best job! You get to sing like crazy but without the pressure of everyone watching you. FUN!
    And yes, sisters are so good. Glad you have such good ones, friend!

    1. Thank you, sweet Anna Kate! It is the best job - I'm exhausted from 7 shows a week but still loving it. Thanks for reading and commenting, it means a lot to me. XO

  3. That is so awesome about the job! That was really cool how you just messaged the music director! Life is too short anyway to not be bold. And I loved those quotes you shared at the end, especially the last one for those of us who don't have blood sisters, cause I was totally jealous reading the first quote lol.

    1. Thanks!! It has been a fun adventure, I'm ultimately so grateful I took the risk of messaging him in the first place. And I'm glad the last quote meant something to you - I know not everyone has sisters by birth - but I believe in sisters by life circumstance and choice, too!

  4. You did really hit the jack pot in the sister/family catagory! ;) Always look forward to reading what your up to dear friend. Sending you prayers and a big hug!

    1. Thank you, beauty! I thank God for winning the family jack pot every day :) You've got a pretty great one too!! ;)