what a week.
what a month.
my last class for public speaking was this past thursday. that means, i finished all 8 courses and can now get my certificate for public relations. yay! i do have another 3 more courses to complete before i can get my second certificate in communications. may take january semester off and give myself a well deserved break. part time school and full time work for the past 2 years is a bit taxing, not to mention draining.
norma was a success. we made our sales goal even before the last show yesterday. the next opera won't be until mid-march, so i feel like i have a little bit of breathing room now.
and best of all, i'll be on 16 days of vaca starting december 18. and although i won't be leaving on a jetplane, i'll be glad to have some downtime! i am beyond exhausted.
some paolo nutini does the soul good. i like his mellow warble. his sophomore CD is more bluesy and americana folky than his debut, which i like better. both candy and coming up easy sounds van morrison-ish. or jack johnson laid back easy. but without the surf-oriented pop sound. still paolo nutini's songs have that outdoor festival feel to it.
brings me back to the time i saw him at the 2 day virgin music festival on toronto island in 2007, when i was on my way back from new york.
guess that as we head into a cold winter, i feel like i need a double shot of summer festival lovin' to boost my spirits. something sunny, bright and restorative. something soulful.