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.


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.


  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.

  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.

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

  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."