I quit!

I quit! Can’t tell you how many times I’ve said that in the last 3 months. It wasn’t until recently, I realized that quitting will solve nothing. In fact, while it may feel good to walk away from a situation that’s frustrating, the main thing is that if you quit, there’s goes your income right away – and that is never a good thing. So, always thinking about your livelihood should come first. I tried quitting on Christmas Eve and Fr. Michael said “no you’re not” and that was the end of that. I say that at school and Amy says “Again?” I’m beginning to realize that I’m in charge of my situation and how I handle the things that make me want to quit. Man, fantasizing about what it would be like with a new job, new area to live etc is really cool. But is it realistic? I’m finding each time that I come back from wanting to quit, I have renewed vigor to jump back into the situation that made me want to quit and make things right. I constantly remind myself that it ALWAYS works out. When you’re good at you do, and you are a necessary cog on the wheel where you work, and your superiors constantly let you know this, you don’t need to quit, you just need to get in there and fix it whatever is bugging you. It’s so hard to do, but I’m coming to the conclusion that it’s the best option – where quitting is not.

Today was a day off. Wednesdays are always my day off. However, I found myself back at OLA for a Parish Staff meeting. It was a good meeting. They are always quite humorous in my opinion. I gave my report and no one tried to walk on my grass this time, which is always a good thing. We did re-schedule our staff Christmas dinner which was cancelled due to a lot of illness in the rectory, or so they said. So now, I’ll need to cook on a SCHOOL DAY! I may recruit students to help peel potatoes! Afterward I went to Trader Joes, which was busy on a Wednesday afternoon, but not crazy like Sunday. I came home, did some work on the Ball, made a steak wrap and I was on my way to my first Chicken’s Ball rehearsal.

The Ball is a lot of work on my end. Doing all the musical arrangements for all the numbers as well as the skits, but it’s the people that I love working with. I’ve been working with some of them since 1990!!! We are all a little older and a lot wiser, but the main goal is to have a great time, and we did this evening.

A new season of Kid’s Baking Championship began this week on the Food Network. It’s one of my favorite shows. I always like to see where the kids come from. One thing that I found fascinating was when a kid was describing what he liked to do, he said “I enjoy fish keeping”…. which is exactly what you think it is. I think how we worded it was fascinating! Their first “Big Bake” was a 70’s theme, which was really cool.

ABC dropped some advertising today about another “LIVE” musical. This time it’s Young Frankenstein. I have so many questions about this, and many many issues with the choice of musical. I think back to The Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood from a few years back. Yes, it wasn’t perfect, she sang well etc. etc… everybody has their issues with it. My biggest issue I had was the public reaction to the show itself “They changed the movie” was “Joe-blow-not a theatre goer’s” reaction to the broadcast. I fear this will be the same with Young Frankenstein – this time it will be “Where did all those other songs come from?” – that will be “Joe-blow-not a theatre goer’s” question. So, be ready for that. I’m personally curious whether or not the version they do will be the new revised version that was a hit in London a few years back or the original Broadway version which did need work. It was suppose to be the follow-up to The Producers – same writers and production team, but lightning did not strike twice. It’s basically the movie with songs, nothing more, nothing less – and the songs are not as exciting as the score for The Producers. So, we’ll have to see how it pans out. So far, for me, the best LIVE TV musical was Jesus Christ Superstar with Hairspray a close second. But you can all agree there have been some bad ones as well…. very bad (I’m talking to YOU “Peter Pan LIVE”)

I have the idea to begin a story using this blog. It will be autobiographical but in story form, if that makes sense. I may start tomorrow.

But now, that’s all I’m saying about THAT.


One thought on “I quit!

  1. So, so true about “quitting”. You are very good at what you do, and you will find a way to make it better. There are many people, including myself and random families I meet on the coast, lol, who feel this way. I know a lot about coming in on your day off…such is the nature of church work. Keep going, Maestro!


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