A Day in the Country
I've been having such a lovely time out here at American Players Theatre. My friends never really understand what I do day to day, however. It's so strange for them to picture me out here, in a town of 1,400 people for five months. It is pretty strange when I stop to think about it. I'm a born and raised city girl who gets bored oh so easily. I am able to keep busy doing shows (and they have certainly kept me occupied) but otherwise, I've had to figure out ways to not lose my mind.
My most exciting distraction has been horseback riding. I take weekly lessons at a local stable, and have finally gotten good enough to start trail riding. I ride a lazy old horse named Kravitz who I suspect falls asleep while I'm riding him, but I've never done it before so it's a lot of fun.
I read. A lot. As much as I always say I want to, but now I actually have time for it. Currently I'm on Tales from Ovid by Ted Hughes and The General in his Labyrinth by Marquez.
I'm brushing up on my Spanish. I'll be taking a trip this October and want to get past my bad 'kitchen Spanish' that I've picked up in restaurants.
There's a gym. So managing to find reasons not to go to the gym takes up quite a bit of time.
There's a bar. I'm generally there instead of at the gym.
Netflix instant, HBO, yoga classes, scotch and naps manage to fill up the remainder of the time.
People say that you' find yourself' out here cause there's just so much time. I'm not sure I've found myself, yet. But I sure have had a lot of scotch.