It is nearly 5 pm on Sunday and I'm still in bed. I did get up for a couple hours to buy groceries and cook brunch.
My daughter and I got home at 1:30 am hopped up on sugar after stopping for a group get-together at a 24 hr restaurant on the way home from her competition. A lot was learned this weekend. We gained a lot of insight that should help make the final college choice easier and she got to try out her audition pieces in front of a large audience and get feedback from theater professionals.
We were actually there to compete but after much tears and a bit of an emotional breakdown, daughter had to come to grips with the fact that she was not going to cut mustard because of her lingering side effects from the flu. Once we got past that, she was able to accept that her best this weekend was not going to be good enough to go home with a plaque but it would be good enough to get valuable feedback she could use in the coming weeks.
If you are the praying type please remember her as she competes for scholarships in the coming weeks- that she regains her full singing voice as well as her confidence.