Finally! the day of the Musical

This afternoon at 3:30, we will be performing our musical for the church, and frankly, at this point, I'll be get to get it over with! We've been having 8-10 hour rehearsals for the last several weekends, and yesterday's was even more grueling, considering I had gotten up at 6:30 am to start moving out of my apartment. Some of my church friends came to help me and we moved my furniture out to the storage place. We finished that by noon, which was just in time to go to church for the rehearsal that would last until 10 pm!

I still have a few boxes, cleaning supplies, my luggage, etc in my apartment, so I went ahead and slept here last night, but I only had a few cushions to sleep on. I thought I would be too uncomfortable to sleep well on the floor like that, but the exhaustion took care of that!

Today will be grueling as well, since we will have no break after the morning service. We'll be eating a quick sandwich from 12:00 to 12:25 (according to our director's strict schedule) and then we'll be tuning up the instruments, regulating the microphones, warming up our voices, etc. The singing doesn't bother me, its the standing on my feet for hours on end.

I've enjoyed this experience so much! I don't know how I would have become such good friends with the other singers and musiciens, if it weren't for this musical, that forced me to spend hundreds of hours with the same people. We've really bonded over our shared misery (aching legs and feet) and had a lot of great laughs. I'm so thankful that I've been able to participate in this; I wish that you could see it--it's turned out great (even if I had my doubts along the way!)

More later, after the show.
Ariel Rainey