I haven’t mentioned the musical showcase we’ve been working on for a while, because I haven’t known exactly what’s happening. Anyway, I can now report that owing to the fact that our organiser didn’t get all his ducks in a row before getting everyone all excited about it, the show isn’t going to happen. So, after my spending hours sorting out and purchasing the sheet music on line, plus getting the correct lyrics for the songs, not to mention a few sleepless nights and all the time spent practising at home and attending rehearsals, the show won’t go on. This is because the weekend when we were going to do the performance, coincides with midterm break, and it’s going to be too busy here at the club, as many members have their families coming down to stay. This is the weekend before I have to return to South Africa, because of our visa restrictions, so we couldn’t have it at a later date. After having a meeting with the club committee, the organiser called me to say, “You can stop practising now, because the show is off.” His phone call caught me literally mid song, whilst I was driving hubby mad, pounding out South Pacific’s ‘There is Nothin’ Like a Dame’ and Fiddler on the Roof’s ‘Tradition’.
I was somewhat dumbstruck, and didn’t quite know what to say. We had a two hour rehearsal scheduled for the following day at my house. He asked me not to say anything to the others, as he would make the announcement then. They all arrived, ready to sing their hearts out, and we sat around waiting for our leader to arrive. They kept asking me which song we were going to start with, and I didn’t know what to say to them. He brought his wife with him for moral support, and as you can imagine, all the blame was laid at the Board of Directors’ door. Of course everyone was hugely disappointed, and one guy said he’d just managed to memorise the whole of the soliloquy for ‘Tradition’. Quite an effort on his part, as he is 90-years-old. So that’s that, I guess. I have to admit that I slept much better that night, and now I am so over it, that I wouldn’t be interested if they approach me again next year, which is quite likely. I’m back to just playing for my own enjoyment, and very relaxing it is too. We have less than a month here, before we leave, so I’m going to enjoy every minute.
Last night, we went with friends to the club for dinner. Just as our meal was being served, a guy I’ve often seen at gym, came over and said, “I’ve just come to see what thin people eat.” He was quite amazed.
For starters, hubby’s choice was delicious French onion soup with loads of melted cheddar on top.
For myself, deep fried Calamari,
followed by a Salmon Burger, although I didn’t eat half the bun.
I forgot to take a pic of my chocolate and vanilla frozen yoghurt, but it was yummy, and we did share it.
Today it’s pouring with rain, so as the saying goes, its “Lovely weather for ducks.”
Hope your Thursday has been as laid-back as mine.