Krissie: Curtain Down


We had our final performance last night. OUr sleazy nylon nun’s habits were pretty rank by then — even in 65 degrees you sweat on stage. We had a great wrap party, and then I drove home, cried a little bit, went skinny-dipping and went to bed.
Now we’ve got real life again. I’ll talk with my cousin Ian (the reverend) and plan the service this afternoon, I’ll pack up some of the remaining books, start catching up on laundry. Drop off some books for the people I worked with.
Richie had a huge vase of flowers for me when I got home, bless him. I feel … not sure. Life begins again, I guess.
I’ll weigh myself tomorrow morning. Today I’ll just do what I have to do, not push too hard. Maybe on the seventh day I’ll rest just a wee bit.
I haven’t seen the videos yet, but I’ll put one up a day because god knows we can’t have all that fabulousness in one swell foop.
You know, doing this play has been a key part of reinventing my fabulousness. I hadn’t acted since I was sixteen. Hadn’t sung in public in maybe 20. (Not counting the skit Crusie, Dreyer and I did at RWA). This was me, changing and embracing new things.
This was good.

20 thoughts on “Krissie: Curtain Down

  1. I’m so glad for you that you did this play and that it is part of your reinventing fabulous. Such a bittersweet time for you and new beginnings always are. You’ll find yourself going to call your mom and realize you can’t, or thinking how to plan your day around what she needs and realize you don’t have to. Now you have more time to work on your ReFab and find out what the means to you. I think now is a good time to really focus on you because you can.

    Best wishes and FGBVs, as always.

  2. Krissie, when I first looked at the photo with this post, I simply thought, “Wow.” Your face looks so thin and, perhaps more importantly, you look more relaxed.

    I know you have a lot of emotional upheaval still to sort through in these days and weeks after your Mom’s passing. Be good to yourself. If you have energy, work. If you’re tired, rest. If you can only do a little bit a day, that’s fine. Everything in balance, my friend, even when reinventing your own fabulousness.

  3. Egads says:

    Three posts ahead of me as I write this, and it’s already all been said. I agree with them. I’m just posting so you’ll know I’m part of the community thinking about you and caring how you are doing.

    Looking good.

  4. You are looking radiant this morning, Krissie. Peaceful, and the light of you is shining through your eyes. Is that too corny? Well it’s true. It makes me happy to see you looking so serene.

  5. Dayna says:

    I’m so glad you rediscovered something that you love amidst all the turmoil that’s been happening in your life. You have reinvented fabulous in a part of your life that was shut away from you and that’s a miracle, as the good sisters would say.

  6. Lynda says:

    Everybody else has already said it: you look great. I’m so very glad you had the play. I think it was a gift from God, to help you through this difficult transition in your life.

  7. Barbara Cameron says:

    I am so glad you had such a wonderful experience. It came at just the right time for you…or is it that you made it be what you needed now? Love the peace in your face and hope you get some rest in case part of that is exhaustion from all the work you were doing packing on the side of the fabulous play.

    And hope you get back to writing soon!

  8. redwood kim says:

    You sounded happier talking about the play than anything else I’ve read all year. Hurray for singing nuns!

  9. Micki says:

    (-: Yay, Music Man 2013!! I’m so glad you did this . . . it turned out to be such a good thing to have during this time for you. It’s time for a little dormancy, I think . . . and then you can begin again.

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