Confusing, right? I can't believe that I missed Tuesday this week... I had my thoughts all in a line for my different post it notes and everything! Here we are at Thursday though, so I'll just update instead :)
Sunday was wedding shopping with my friend Erin. Not only did she ask me to be in the wedding, she asked me to be her maid of honor! I am beyond honored, not to mention thrilled and excited for her. I've been trading emails with ideas back and forth with her for a while - SOMEONE should benefit for the three years of planning I did! She found her dress on Sunday after a rocky start - David's Bridal in Indianapolis was fantastic! Our first stop wasn't so great, so it was nice to walk into a place that really bent over backwards to accommodate us.
While I was in Indianapolis, I also got to see my big sis Kira. It was nice to be able to talk to her face to face - I hadn't seen her since July. It is truly too long. I'm planning a night at her house and at least one at Erin's house over my spring break.
Monday and Tuesday after school were the musical auditions. They broke my heart this year, because we had to make cuts. This is my fourth year teaching (so also my fourth musical) and I've never had to make cuts before. It kills me to do it, because I know there are kids who are hurting now, but I HAD to. There were only 20 parts, and 40 kids tried out. We managed to keep 30, but we cut 10. *sigh* I'm dealing with the repercussions - some parents don't even understand. I keep using the sports analogy - if 20 kids show up for basketball tryouts, they HAVE to cut 8. We tried to figure out a way to do it, but it just wasn't possible. It just hurts me that these kids are hurting, and that people are upset with me. I know you can't please everyone, but this should NOT be a time when I have to deal with it!
With that said, I'm very excited about our cast. We have a lot of strong cast members with a lot of life - it should be a great show!
How do you handle the tough decisions? I have some people who are not happy with me (spreading false rumors in fact) because of the decisions that had to be made this week. How do you handle those people?
Hope you all are getting the weather we are - sandals in February! Love it!