There's no point talking to me about anything other than Mamma Mia!
We've already bumped into the theatre; it's opening night this Thursday, with the gala on Friday, two shows Saturday and then another Sunday!
I know all the songs, have the dance moves down pat, my costumes are ready, I have a plan for my tan and my front of house display is right to go into the foyer.
My focus is on helping to dress the set. There's a curtain to sew, a display shelf to fill ... and a guitar that needs a splash of colour
My focus is now on helping to dress the set; making Donna's bedroom look lived in.
That's right, more housework!
There's a curtain to sew, a display shelf to fill with bits and bobs, some cushions to source and arrange and a guitar that needs a splash of colour.
I was trusted with the task of covering a dressing table chair in fabric last week, and even though I had no idea what I was doing, that riot of colour is now my favourite piece on the set!
I've been making myself useful painting items of furniture too, mostly in the classic Greek blue and white. Only this morning when I stumbled out of bed did I notice how much Dulux Wing Commander Blue I had dripped on my kitchen floor - whoops!
My three daughters have been very patient with all this mucking around, but last night my baby girl said it seemed like I was never home any more.
I felt very bad, put my hippie guitar painting on hold and just hung out with them in the lounge room while they set up the Wii and got puffed and giggly jumping up and down in front of some sword fighting, cycling and aerobatics games.
I know that "busy" is a bit of a badge of honour in the current culture. Everyone is always "busy" and it can be overused as an acceptable excuse to not get involved in community. Working with others is always the best fun though, and the best kind of busy.
Finding the right balance is almost impossible, and generally takes a few wrong turns, but I always think it's worth saying "yes" and then figuring it out along the way.
I'm so proud of all the volunteers pulling together to create this marvellous show for our local audiences.
Break a leg everyone.