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23 July 2011 @ 10:44 pm
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.  
♛I've been working at theatre camp all week. These are some of the most talented students I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Also, they're some of the most uninhibited; I think that's part of what makes an actor great, letting go of what everyone else thinks and just being. Yesterday I got to coach scenes and monologues, one of my very favorite things in the world to do. The kiddos did a flash mob (to Fleetwood Mac!) at our largest grocery store in town today to promote their show this week, and it was super cool. So fun.

♛The chubbiness is getting out of control, and I feel there might be a direct correlation between that and the volume of food I'm putting in my mouth. I haven't even stepped on the scale in over a month. I'm afraid the poor thing might die of shock. Or strain. Or both.

♛I lost the Jeep a few days ago. I went to the mall to use my card for a free Victoria's Secret panty (like you do) and when I got back out to the parking lot, NO JEEP. The Jeep is no frills - no panic button, no remote entry, no power windows or anything else. I was upset - not because we don't have insurance, but because I was going to have to tell Mr. H. that the car was stolen on MY watch. I walked around in the boiling Texas heat for twenty minutes before I remembered I entered through a different door than I normally do. WHAT. AN. IDIOT.

♛My back has been killing me for months. Since March? I've been going to the chiropractor, and I thought it was getting better, but I woke up this morning to the same level of pain I started with. It's just frustrating. Annoying. Getting old is roughly on par with chewing up broken glass. It, simply put, sucks out loud.

♛The week without kiddos was relaxing, I'm not going to lie. It's fun to not have to be responsible for anyone else but me. Oh, and Nolan a little. But he's fairly self-sufficient. However, I'm glad to have those little goobers back in the nest. We were incomplete while they were away.

♛I'm gearing up to work another week of camp - I get to direct 'Baby it's Cold Outside' and 'Sing' from A Chorus Line, comedies both. :D Very fun. And I'm making a costume plot for La Cage... anyone want to place a bet that there's over a hundred separate costumes? Eeeek. :)
I am:: bed
I feel:: sleepysleepy
I hear:: Sahara
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Haven - Naudreyjandjsalmon on July 24th, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
A flash mob Fleetwood Mac would be awesome!!

I hope your back feels better soon. I have such a bad back too so I completely sympathize. :(

(I've totally lost my vehicle in a parking lot before too!) ;)

Edited at 2011-07-24 04:52 am (UTC)
Ashleigh Hope AndersonAshleigh Hope Anderson on July 24th, 2011 05:47 am (UTC)
So what you're saying is...
You're the wonderful counselor that's directing my song?! YES!! *happy dance*
Carrie Leigh: Musical Theatrecarrie_leigh on July 24th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
Re: So what you're saying is...
Exactly. I finished blocking this afternoon!
Elle Blessingwayelle_blessing on July 24th, 2011 06:21 am (UTC)
I have chronic back problems myself (since a neck/shoulder soccer injury I took when I was 13 in which I nearly broke my neck), and now have tendonitis/arthritis (which, lame, because I have that in my mid 20's, it's going to HURT down the line). I had my back x-ray'ed in college to rule out spinal problems. Luckily, the spinal problems were, in fact, ruled out as it turns out I have a lovely spine, but unluckily, the spinal problems were ruled out, which means, as suspected from the injuries and strain from sports, that I have muscle, ligament and tendon problems - which are almost worse because they are chronic, and never completely heal. Ever.

SO. What I'm getting around to is that if you know your back problems are more soft tissue oriented than bone problems, I would really suggest deep tissue massage. I had to start going again with all the running I was doing training for the ½ marathon (abundant exercise is, unfortunately, my trigger; if I exercise too much/too hard, I have back pain, but if I don't exercise at all, I have other pains/weight gain, and will eventually lose what mobility I have). If you go regularly - about once a week at first - it WILL be painful. Like exercise, the deep massage breaks down your soft tissue... and then your body goes through the healing process - healing the RIGHT way. It took me about a month's worth of massage (and being sore - RLY sore) before I saw the results I was looking for; no tension, and little pain (I don't have a day w/o pain). Again, like exercise, it'll hurt until you get in shape, and then it makes you feel better.

If the pain persists, I would suggest going to a doctor. You may need an x-ray, an MRI, and/or physical therapy for an injury you didn't know you had.

In other news, YAY for flash mobs! :D
Mala13oct on July 24th, 2011 09:06 am (UTC)
I'm with Elle (sorry to butt in!) but a deep tissue massage really helped me. Acupuncture also really helped as well.

I've pretty much reached the same chubbiness stage too. *headdesk*
Carrie Leigh: I'm not insensitive i just don't carecarrie_leigh on July 24th, 2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
I'll look into the deep tissue massage. I need to do SOMETHING, as what I've been doing just isn't working. And I really don't want ibuprofen to be a way of life, ya know?
Not a lady at allcosmo_jenny on July 24th, 2011 09:28 am (UTC)
A flash mob? So cool.
Carrie Leigh: baseball hatcarrie_leigh on July 24th, 2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
It was!
O Demanding One: Spring/Summer: Ladybug Toe-Toes!heyurs on July 25th, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)

WHAT. AN. IDIOT.  You sound like Hermione. *g* Blame it on the heat. It's too crazy hot!

A whole week with no boy was FABULOUS! I spoiled myself. It was fun and relaxing and just what I needed. *nods*