Well, I lied. I have agreed to work on a one-performance-only staged reading of "The Guys," a two person show about 9/11. It's a small commitment, and I had told The Boy that I'd only reak my hiatus if it was too good to pass up, and this comes pretty close to that category. Plus it's at the outdoor theatre in the beginning of May, so the weather will be fantastic. In theory.
The thing I am concerned about is if you say no enough times, people start to listen. And a lot of the things I've said no to have had good reasons, but sometimes all people hear is the "no" part. But I've got this project at one theatre and next winter I'm stage managing at the other, so it should keep me on the radar. Although this means that from September until end of January, life is going to be a whirlwind again. But that's ok - staying busy in the winter is good for me.
On a completely different note, I've got a "to be knit" list that's getting out of control, and for the first time 90% of it is not only not for me, but has very specific deadlines. And they aren't exactly small, knock out in one sitting projects. This translates to if you see me in public with more than 30 seconds of downtime, I'm going to have knitting needles in my hands. I think I'm going to need a bigger purse.