Thursday, July 23, 2009

IYDV

Yes, I just got back from Diva camp...I acted like a teenager myself almost the whole trip! It was three weeks of incredibly intense vocal technique, food prep, programs to design, pleasing people, cleaning up after 24 students and 25 even more dependant faculty (except my mom, of course, he he). there were Coffee cups in mass quantities...Sadly, they even reduced in numbers when the students found out where the coffee was coming from and Daniel (one of the students) started making the coffee for the teachers (he was much better at cleaning up the messes).

I was able to take voice lessons and sit in on acting, Italian Diction, staging, light design, JT 101, etc, from some of the most famous teachers of today. it was MARVELOUS! But I have learned that they are the most high strung people around!

Claire met all of the students and became the Institute's mascot. When she wasn't with me, she was with my dear friend Melissa and also my AMAZING!!!!!!! SIL Amy. I don't know how either of them handle more than ONE child for a day, let alone Melissa's four and Amy's three + Claire! WOW! You two are amazing and i really appreciate your help, so very very much! It was a great opportunity for me to expand my knowledge and understand a bit more why I'm a mom not a diva (well, maybe I am in my own way). Then there was my daddy, who was always willing to pick her up or drop her off at the babysitters! thanks AGAIN, you guys... I sure appreciated it.

I have three knew best friends: Kelli (they say she's shy, but really she's a MONSTER! She has a great "ode to a roast beef sandwich" and she taught me the words: "Swoob, Croob and Hoob!),
JT (loudest man alive with the computer hacking skills that Napoleon can only dream of), and
Chandler (AKA Miss Chanandaler Bong)

All of these people kept me sane enough for the three weeks! the students were great, too (for the most part---they are Diva's after all, I guess that can be their excuse).

I'm SO glad I'm home, I'm SO glad to have Claire full time, I'm so glad to have my hubby back (who has been such a trooper to survive on his own for 2 1/2 weeks), I'm so grateful for my Mother In Law who came to take care of my baby for the last three days. She came from Colorado to watch Claire. Not only did she watch Claire, but she CLEANED MY ENTIRE HOME FROM FLOOR TO FLOOR!

thanks for everyone letting me be a little bit selfish! It was wonderful and I miss it already...

back to life...well, at least MY life...te he...

Oh, Chandler and JT: that's what she said....

4 comments:

Melissa said...

It sounds like you had an amazing time! Claire bear was so good while she was here! Please let me know if you are in the area again and need a sitter. She really is such a joy to have around. I already miss her cute little laugh!

theferrisoneofall said...

Quincey has been asking at least once a day if Claire is coming over today. I also put the pack n' play away today and Quincey was not very happy that I was "putting away Claire's bed." She was so fun to have around. We miss her, too!

James, Kira, Rylee and Jett said...

Deb, I always knew you were a diva. That's what makes you so much fun! Sounds like you had a great time.

Marissa said...

Sounds like such a blast! I miss singing all the time and focusing all my energy on music, and then I realize that there is great freedom in singing what I want, when I want. Now, I just need to pick up my guitar more often...lol!