I have been working more this month than I ever thought possible. My hat goes off to people who have two jobs all year round. Because I have had two jobs for 3 months now and it is kicking my butt! Lol. And this month, Days decided to add to that – because now I am doing two characters on the show. Colleen, Sami’s great-aunt looks “just like Sami!!!”. Isn’t that amazing???? I had a brief moment of sanity when I said, “why didn’t Grandpa Shawn ever mention that I look just like her?” But, that’s the way it goes sometimes, I guess.
Along with this new character, I’ve spent a tremendous amount of time working on my Irish accent. Someone jokingly said “your name is Sweeney! It’s in your blood!” and I told them they were crazy. Accents are extremely difficult… for anyone. No matter what their heritage. My family is from Ireland, which is fun to think back on… and I have been to Ireland once, which was one of the coolest experiences ever. It is so beautiful there. I hope to go back one day. But none of that was at all useful to me in learning this accent. It just came down to spending hours studying, practicing and then more studying. Ben is now read all his bed-time stories with an Irish lilt. Lol. Luckily, he thinks its funny. (now, having admitted my utter terror at taking on this new character, please don’t slay me with your reviews of my work!)
One of the contestants on Biggest Loser is a big Days fan, and I have been sneaking her dvd’s of the show to keep up with. They don’t have a lot of time to watch tv, mostly they’re at the gym! But on their down time, it’s so funny, she’s been getting a bunch of them to watch, so they all have questions for me the next time we get together. I’m recruiting new fans!!!
I am so ready to enjoy my week off. I can’t even tell you how much I slept last night. I was so dead tired. Today, we had a fantastic late brunch, with Ben and his grandparents. It is so exciting to have nothing planned to do, except hang out, play with Ben…maybe go see a butterfly exhibit with him tomorrow. It is such a beautiful day, and I am enjoying a brief break while Ben is napping to write to you all. I hope you all have a wonderful Fourth of July. Enjoy the fireworks!
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