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Bright lights!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

We did our first run through of the play on the stage. Yesterday, John "spiked" the stage. (put tape where the props are going to go) The floor looks rather colorful with the different colored tape for different scenes. I think it glows in the dark too. HeHe!
For one part, I introduce a scene. I have to have a spotlight on me. Are they always so bright that you can't hardly see? One person told me to look at the front seats. I responded that I can't see them with the light in my face. Do actors on tv have lights that are that bright? I seemed to see red like when I go to the eye doctor and he looks at my blood vessels behind my eye with the pen light. I hesitate to look down because I want the audience to feel like I am looking at them rather than the floor which is where I would prefer to look. Should I just look up into the audience and not worry about really seeing them? I might try asking John (Dir) this question. We didn't have much time for question tonight and I didn't think of the question until I saw the spotlight last night.

  
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SERENEMOM71 11/21/2010 11:51PM

  How excitng that your play is getting so close to actually perfoming it! I'm sure you will be excellent in al of your parts! Just be your natural self and you will do well! I will pray for you - when are your performance dates? Let me know so I can pray for you. God Bless and take care.

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Singing Carol of the Bells

Monday, October 25, 2010

I am having so much trouble learning to sing Carol of the Bells. It is fast, involves having the voice go up and down at prescribed parts and different parts for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Base. I can get the melody at times but lose it at other times. I seem to sing it better at home rather than with the other people. I have so much trouble because I can't hear the other Sopranos on the quiet part. It also requires some high notes like Silent Night does too. I hope I get good enough to sing it in the play.
I found some other versions on-line that seem close to ours for Carol of the Bells. I tried singing to some of them today. Some people even recorded themselves singing each part and put them together. I was rather amazed by how some managed to do that.
Goal: practice singing Carol of the Bells daily...
Goal 2: track all food daily
Goal 3: stay within calorie range. (I'm hungry. Whine.)
I need to get back to doing this dieting thing. (I know it's supposed to be a life style change but I just seem to get hungry a lot.) I am wondering if my anti-depressant is giving me a bit of an challenge on this diet too. (My doctor said that some of his patients have made complaints about that.) I want to try to stick to the diet for a few more months or so before taking him up on the offer of reducing the dose. I rather like how my brain works with anti-depressants in it. I catch myself thinking in the positive in ways that is just not normal for me.

  
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YICHE12 10/26/2010 7:55AM

    Hearing your comments on the choir makes me long to join one. I love singing but have let my voice get rusty over the years. My mother, sister and two best friends belonged to a choir back in the day and it was challenging but so enjoyable. Once my mother passed away, I just stopped... (missed her too much). I really should look into it again.



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SERENEMOM71 10/26/2010 1:34AM

  Yes, antidepressents can make you hungry, but veggies are almost "free" food, so as someone mentioned, keep cut up fresh veggies around to munch on. Celery is good too, as it is filling and crunchy. If you like cauliflower and brocoli, they are yummy, and cucumbers have a lot of water in them! Cherry tomatoes are good for you as well as zucchini, and peppers are full of vitamins! I hope that this helps.

I will pray for you as I hope that you don't have to decrease your antidepressents if they help your mood! They help my brain, too!

Keep practicing your part in the choir. I'm sure that your voice is beautiful and will blend beautifully in the songs/choir! Good luck!

Love, your sister in Christ,
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Standing on the Promises of God!

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LOLAM88 10/26/2010 12:08AM

    Singing in a choir is HARD! What a great song to be singing, I think it would be really cool as a choral piece. I played bells when I was in college, and we played that one, but voices would be really neat. Practicing every day is the best way to learn the part, and once you know your own part backwards and forwards (okay, not literally, but you know what I mean) it will become much easier to sing with the other parts! What a great adventure you are on! I am sure you'll be able to sing in the play!!!
xoxo Lola

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SKIRNIR 10/25/2010 10:55PM

    Oh, and I did read something earlier today about some antidepressants and weight gain. Have you tried looking it up online?

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SKIRNIR 10/25/2010 10:53PM

    My advice: Keep things like baby carrots, grapes around. The other day, I went over calorie, but only by about 50 calories. Why? Because when I was hungry, I knew I wanted/needed food, but knew I had few calories, so I grabbed 8 baby carrots and a 1/2 tablespoon of dip. Kept me enough from being hungry to at least go to sleep.

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Lots of things

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I have had a lot of exciting things going on in my life lately. I will probably write a long entry today.
I have been at my current job for seven years! I mentioned this to manager and she did my performance review that very day and put me in for a small pay raise. Yeah! I don't think I will make it to 133% of poverty level but every little bit counts. I found myself thinking that my job does take skills such as people skills. It is hard for me and other people to deal with difficult customers. I like the fact that my job involves physical activity and talking with lots of people. Yet, I hate when people seem to blame me for things I have nothing to do with such as prices, failure to have their picture order in, sale item not in stock etc. I noticed in a book on customer service that the author took the time to warn against personalizing the customer's complaints. This made me see that it isn't just a problem that I have.
I joined a play a few weeks ago. It is a Christmas musical variety show. I have some songs that the whole cast will sing and I am not experienced at singing. I am finding that the singing rehearsals make me hungry. I have noticed that the person who invited me to try out for the play also has a tendency to get hungry after rehearsal. I didn't see singing on the fitness tracker. Does singing burn calories? I am not used to getting hungry right after an activity like this. Has anyone else noticed this?
I am so excited about being in this play. I love to be noticed by others and this is a relatively safe and positive way for me to get that attention that I crave. I also love to pretend to be things that I am not. I find it fascinating to contemplate what a particular character might feel/how they might act. I also love to put myself in the role of a character in a book/story/movie etc and think about what I would do.
Yet, I find it hard to hit a high note for this one song. It is just not in my voice capacity at this time. I tend to hit a high note and then darn near lose my voice and be thankful that I can go back to the earlier high in the song. I'm glad that I will only sing with the whole cast rather than in any small ensembles.

  
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CAROLYN949 10/10/2010 6:36PM

    Congrats on the raise and for taking on new challenges. You are growing and learning. Very inspirational. Keep going after that high note and let us know when you hit it.

Cheers

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LOLAM88 10/6/2010 6:34PM

    I am so happy for you!! Congratulations on your review and upcoming raise. I am super excited to here more about your play as the rehearsals go on. I know that with practice you're going to hit that high note!
xoxo Lola

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Fall challenge

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Today is the first day of the fall challenge. I am hoping that I can get under 150 pounds by the end of this challenge however, I don't know if I can. I seem to want to eat myself goofy in the evenings. I had a nice sized dinner and two English muffins with peanut butter on them tonight. Guess what? My stomach feels hungry again. Since it is almost time to go to bed, I won't eat anymore. I haven't been exercising much (except for work). I run a cash register and try to do other things out on the floor too. No one does only one person's job anymore in this crappy economy.

I had no spark for the summer challenge. I have a small spark now but I am not sure how to fan it into a big spark since I still don't seem to be motivated to refuse to eat when I feel hungry which is what I had to do when I was losing weight.

  
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CAROLYN949 9/26/2010 7:50PM

    You've already accomplished so much! Think about where you've been.

I'm going to second the advice from SERENEMOM71 and add a wonderful book to help motivate you......Joel Osteen's book, Live your Best life now. Each chapter takes only a few minutes and starts you off with a positive thought, a Bible verse and a prayer. I promise it will take a difference to start the day off saying, "Good morning, Lord," instead of the way I used to begin by saying, "Good Lord it's morning!"

Hang in there

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JLSAUNDE1 9/26/2010 8:10AM

    Sometimes we need friends to help fan the flames for us - I am certainly willing to help! I was the same - the summer one was hard but I feel a bit more motivation for this one - I have a feeling this one will go better for us both! Hang in there - and each morning we can wake up and say "I only have to do it for today." So....let's only do it for today! emoticon

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SERENEMOM71 9/26/2010 1:57AM

  Why don't you join our PEEL Dail Challenge? It is based on God's Power, the support of others, the power of prayer, and the encourage of the who group to help you to lose the weight that you want to lose! We will be starting a new daily challenge October 1. We only conpete with ourselves. I send out weekly goodies! to those who participate and there is a chat for those who participate who want to talk about their progress or whatever else is on their mind! We would love to have you join! Either way, you continue to be in my daily prayers and I will add your weight loss to your daily prayers.
Love, your sister in Christ,
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rejection

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I went to a job fair at a book store that my sister told me about. The lady told me that my "skills" don't match what they are looking for. They are looking for people with sales experience. I was shocked and surprised at first. Then I was angry but now I feel very rejected. Why am I reacting sssooo strongly to such a little thing? I have cried some already. I just felt so rejected and worthless earlier today. I have even fantasized about a world where one could get a job and keep it for life. i don't normally get that fantasy but today it came back strongly. Maybe I am just crazy.

  
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SERENEMOM71 8/21/2010 6:44PM

  I think that they lost out on a wonderful and reliable employee! As someone else said, their loss! You will get a job and it will be a wonderful fit, just for you. Remember, I am praying for you daily and now will pray for the right job for you. Hang in there and know that God is right there with you.
Love, your sister in Christ,
Amy L emoticon

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 8/21/2010 1:32AM

    I know what you mean. At my age, jobs are extremely hard to find because there are so many younger (and healthier!) people out of jobs right now. I usually get the "We'll call you if we have an opening suitable to your qualifications". Just a nice way of saying "You're too old" which they can't say because of discrimination laws.

Hang in there. I'm sure there's a job out there just right for you and it will probably be better than this one!


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GRANDKATZ 8/19/2010 12:05AM

    Are you perhaps mourning the loss of your previous job? Maybe that's why you are feeling so emotional. Just a thought. Good luck on your continued search.

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CAMELA_55 8/18/2010 9:53PM

    I'm so sorry. Don't be hard on yourself. You have skills that another employer would love. Not everyone is supposed to be in sales and thank God for that. My sister-in-law has been out of work for many months and faced one rejection after another. She finally got a job and it was the perfect one for her. Hang in there.
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CAMELA_55 8/18/2010 9:52PM

    I'm so sorry. Don't be hard on yourself. You have skills that another employer would love. Not everyone is supposed to be in sales and thank God for that. My sister-in-law has been out of work for many months and faced one rejection after another. She finally got a job and it was the perfect one for her. Hang in there.
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MORGANLAFEE 8/18/2010 9:04PM

    I hate how this can make one feel so personally the rejection when it's probably just a form response. They may have had so many applications they needed something to weed them out and you would have been great and it's their loss.

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FARMCHIK 8/18/2010 8:41PM

    Chin and move on........obviously the lady did not see all that you had to offer.......her lose! I have been there and have come home feeling the same way and my husband told me that he knew I could do the job and that they just missed out on a really reliable employee. That really made me look at things in a different light. Hang in there the time will be right soon! The next job you look at will probably have better hours and more pay! Best of Luck!!! emoticon

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