Saturday, May 5, 2007

Back On Track

Our show is finally open, and receiving lots of praise so far which makes us all feel good. It's been an exhilarating and exhausting process - two weeks of intense labor, if you will - and I'm so lucky to have cast and crew who have never tired of making changes or additions to better the show. What more could a director ask for?

But I'll admit, my body and soul need some time off. I literally haven't eaten a single meal at home for two weeks, and am totally off-track of my traditional food commitment. I tried to eat well overall, but still ended up having too much pasta and Jamba Juice. I look forward to cleaning our disaster of a kitchen and getting back to simple meals, lovingly made by me and/or Descartes. I look forward to re-establishing a daily yoga practice and having Thursday nights free again, so I can return to my weekly yoga class with my wonderful teacher. Hopefully it's not too late to plant my summer vegetable and herb garden, which has been completely neglected this spring. I've got to get back to the sewing machine and finish the apron I started for Julie, for her bridal shower. Basically, I've got a huge yearning to get back to domestic simplicity now that the creative baby I've carried for the last six months has finally arrived.

How do you get back on track when life has taken you off into the clover?


June said...

I wish you the very best of luck with the show. I went to the premiere of the film in London, wearing my grandmother's Victorian nightdress with flowers in my hair and travelling in a limo with the director...and the companion he hired for the evening. He had a tiny pocket camera for taking pictures of his name in lights. I was - er - surprised.

pixie said...

I'm so proud of you for courageously diving into directing your own show!!! Wow. You never cease to amaze me, Herban.
When I wander off into the clover- which happens quite often, I try to claim an entire weekend of doing nothing but getting back to where I want to be . Trying to wean in does me little good-I have to stop eating on the run cold turkey, go to the market with a list and recipes and make a plan. Sometimes (like this weekend) I cook at night after the boys have gone to sleep and I just eat a few bites and store the rest for the next day....a start, at least! xoxoxo p