Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Cover is Definitely Blown

Got a phone call yesterday afternoon from the lady, whom I've not met, who is heading up costuming for a local community theater production of the musical The Children of Eden. This production company has some connections (ok, a VERY STRONG connection) to the Lee High School magnet, and she was given my name from someone who told her I was 'very good'. Could I please help out? I thought I detected a hint of desperation.

The problem is, regardless of whether I'm 'very good' or not, I'm definitely Very Swamped. I hedged, explaining that I'm already involved in a costuming project...when does the show open?

June 13.

Hm....well, I gave her my email addy and told her to keep me in the info loop; if all goes well with the pirate costumes I might be able to help a little later. If I can.

If.

She was disappointed...and I hate disappointing people.

Truth is, I'd kind of like to do it, just for the education I'd get from it. But I don't expect to have time right now. And there's nothing I can do about that.

I've got one of the surcoats opened up at the seams...the second one is about a quarter done. It's tedious...but once the seams are opened it should go back together fairly quickly. I hope. ;)

I gotta hit those piratey things next week.

4 comments:

  1. I know how you feel about wanting to help out but can't. Good for your for realizing that you don't have time and not trying to help out anyway.

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  2. Well, let's see if this comment will make it through! I completely understand as I've had to "no" to things, too. You're doing the right thing by keeping your sanity and focusing on the tasks at hand.

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  3. Bravo for knowing your limits and saying "no." Good luck with those priate costumes!

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  4. The gig is up! There will be no hiding now. Every drama department and Halloween costume-seeking mother in four counties will be beating a path to your door. Better fire up that "no."

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