Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A little while ago, Evie, Jacob, Chrissy and I went to Discovery Gateway to see the Sesame Street Presents the Body exhibit. This is Jacob trying to figure out why Oscar the Grouch won't come out of his trash can.

We are almost ready to open our show, Big River. I feel very good about where it is, both as an actress in the show and as a member of the production staff. We are ready. It will be a fine piece of theater, and I hope you all come and see it! The best part is, we survived the process!

Josh's set is really amazing, carved trees from huge blocks of foam. It feels like you're on a ride in Disneyland when you first sit down...all the detail and atmosphere. I continually amazed and impressed at his talents.

This would all be so enjoyable if I weren't in such stinkin' pain from the dang muscousitis (inflammation of all the mucous membranes in my body) caused by chemo. I keep popping IB800's and gargling with Magic Mouthwash trying to ignore it. It helps to be busy focusing on the show and not laying around thinking "ouch" all the time. I am very hungry though and eating is torture. Guess I'm on a new diet, after all.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

It's been a while since I posted. We've been really busy with rehearsals five days a week for BIG RIVER at Rodgers Memorial Theatre in Centerville. We're two weeks away from opening, so it's going to get even busier, then it will calm down. Everyone around me has been sick with upper respiratory stuff and some gastroenteritis stuff. So far, it's missed me...maybe the germs can't live in the toxic chemical field that chemo creates in my body. I do have to go get a throat culture today to see if this sore throat I have is due to chemo or if I'm finally getting it. Good health to all of you!