I have to say that 2012 went out a lot better than it went in. I will not dwell on the hardships we faced last year but I still contend that it made us all (in a sense) stronger and brought us closer together.
There were some happier times. I did get back on stage after 2 years and now I am back to the “no stopping me now” attitude since the next audition is this weekend! I am going to be honest here and say that I AM trying out for Captain Von Trapp. Max might be the comedic foil in The Sound of Music but not much of a challenge, personally. I feel that Georg would be much more of a stretch dramatically and it would be my first time playing the male lead (such as it is) in a musical. He does change throughout the course of the show so that would be very interesting to play. However, I will pray that whichever (if any) role I am asked to present that the next 2 months (or less) is successful for our little community theater group.
New Year’s Eve was a HUGE day! The bank closed at 3PM and unlike Christmas Eve I was home in less than a half-hour after the doors were locked. Some of the family headed to mass and met others for dinner later. Then, my sister, nieces, and I headed over to “brother number 3’s” home to ring in the new surrounded by great friends and OOODLES!!!!! (hopefully, this becomes a tradition as EVERYONE just LOOOOOOOOVES that game. MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!)