Yes, we’ve both been under the weather this week, some more dramatically than others.
Woke up Thursday morning with one of my migrainey things. I don’t think of them as proper migraines because I can bear light and noise (to some extent – speed metal Fur Elise does test one rather). But I do have a severe pain – always in my left temple – and feel nauseas. Every time this happens I seem to have something important to do and decide that it’s just a matter of mind over matter and I can soldier on. My body usually has other ideas.
So it was on Thursday that I joined our choir buddies from Acabellas to attend our performance for the Portarlington Biggest Afternoon Tea. We arrived early and I tried to make friendly small talk, before confiding in a couple of people that I was feeling a little ill. You know that hot-and-cold, I think I’m going to chuck but maybe it’s just in my head feeling. Anyway, Penny gave me four (!) various tablets from her handbag and about two minutes later – just as Belinda was starting the warm-up – I excused myself to lose my lunch in the ladies loos – urrgh!
But as they say in showbiz – the show must go on. I wiped my face with paper towel and went out to face my friends. We had about two minutes left of warm-up before trotting up the stairs for our performance. I may or may not have poisoned my fellow performers with vom-breathe. But I sang. I think I even smiled a bit. It was a huge audience – about 200 or so people – and they weren’t very smiley but as we’ve discussed in choir before this might be what people look like when they’re riveted…We did get hearty applause which was nice, and a couple of boxes of chocceys that Belinda swears she will bring on Tuesday to share.
Then we had our photo taken by the Bellarine Times – because I was feeling so eminently photogenic! – and Belinda told us how awesome we were. Gotta love that lady!
Spent today resting (apart from a little gorilla research in the form of Gorillas in the Mist – which was kinda traumatising!) and now feeling a lot better.
And now for a weekend of wall-to-wall sport!
Hope you feel better soon.
Love you heaps,