|Staithes, North Yorkshire, UK|
I'm in that stage right now :) It's compounded by the very strange election we just had in Canada (a far-right party was just given a Parliamentary majority by only on 40% of the voters, our left-of-centre party had its best showing ever, forming the Official Opposition, we elected our first Green MP, and the "natural" governing party was reduced to third place. Strange times, indeed). Add in the fact that I have two big productions coming up for my opera companies -- Madama Butterfly in June (for which I'm singing Suzuki) and Tales of Hoffmann in July/August (for which I'm stage director) -- and my stress level is pretty high.
I'm a little overwhelmed, to tell the truth!
So I'm writing press releases, and packing, and having production meetings and rehearsing and all the while I'm thinking, "Just a few more days, and (d.v.) we'll be in England and sitting at a pub and reading about someone else's political woes!"
We're going back to North Yorkshire to stay in Staithes again, this time with my Mum. I've got only two dolls house shops to visit this trip, and I'll see them both in the first two days :) But we're going to have a lovely time and see David's marvellous family again, and I will be VERY glad!