I actually really like going away for three days. It's the perfect amount of time. I don't have to take too much stuff-- I don't miss my cats too much. Miami is such a fun place-- and for a two hour flight you really feel like you are in a very different world when you arrive. It's European in flavor, and a really refreshing departure from life in the Northeast. The women are a little different there-- flashier, more glamorous, more confident and less understated. I wore my striped Calvin Klein maxi dress one night to dinner and really felt like I was underdressed-- or somehow, just not fitting the vibe-- I was too Nantucket and not exotic enough. Never had a bad meal-- fantastic food. I didn't watch my diet, and had cocktails with every meal but breakfast! So now I am back-- happy to be home and back on the wagon-- I feel well-rested and glad to be alive.
Now I'm ready to tackle the Bach and Handel I have to sing for an audition next week. My voice didn't get as radically out of shape over the four days off from singing as I thought it would. I missed it, though. I started practicing not fifteen minutes after we walked in the door. I am on the hunt for a new English aria and absolutely cannot wait to start working on all my new stuff.
Also, I am wearing mint green nail polish!!!! It is super wonderful.