Tuesday, November 8, 2005


I'm in much better spirits. Thank you all for your kind words. Unfortunately, once I let my guard down a little, the cold I've been trying so hard to fight off for the last 2 weeks finally hit me, accompanied by a migraine on Saturday as an added bonus. I'm determined to be healthy by the met auditions this weekend, so I've spent the last few days with my trusty facial steamer and neti pot, zicam, Emergen-C, throat tea, and I've even broken down and taken Nyquil at night, which I almost never do. I do seem to have been blessed with a light case, though, and it seems to be moving through pretty quickly. Today is the first (and hopefully the last) day I've had a sore throat, so I'll limit myself today to a few very gentle warm-ups and some mental rehearsal, and as little talking as possible. I'm also going to my favorite pho place for lunch with a good singer friend (the only one in Seattle I know of to offer 100% vegetarian pho), and nothing, in my opinion, is better for a cold than a hot, steamy bowl of pho. Yum!

Yesterday, I still felt well enough to go to a scheduled coaching, which went extremely well, and I'm feeling confident about this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes!


Lane said...

You have a singer friend who offers vegetarian pho?

Get well soon! I won't mention that I got this nasty cold over two weeks ago and I'm still coughing. I would never mention that because I don't want to make you worry about your upcoming auditions. I also won't mention how powerful my commitment to being a musician was, in light of my mid-life decision to change careers. Instead, I'll say something to inspire you:

It's much easier to ride the horse in the direction it's going.

So keep riding forward!

Melissa said...

Ooh, I knew you were going to call me on that grammatical lack of judgement!

kimvox said...

Girl, I am pulling for you! Get well soon and enjoy the pho. It'll cure what ails ya.

Toi Toi Toi for this weekend, too - I'll be thinking of you!