Long time, no see

I have not written in a long time! I have to keep journals for most of my classes so the urge to write about my days is not as pressing. But even more is the fact that I am taking 17 hours, have a part in a play and I still have my duties as a wife and mom! Oh, and I had a little accident. I fell during the dress rehearsal for a 60’s show at church and busted out my four front teeth. It has been quite the ordeal and it has been more life altering than I would have ever expected. It derailed my quest for strength and fitness for the play I am about to do because I could not eat and felt weak and light headed all of the time. It took up time with lots of dental appointments (and more to come!) And it made my voice different- both singing and speaking. Also, for some reason I felt old. I have never felt old before but talking about lost teeth and feeling somewhat defeated, I felt old! I am about to get over that though!

Now young people fall, I know! And I have taken more than excellent care of my teeth- I am almost a fanatic about flossing and brushing, not to mention I have not had a carbonated drink in over twenty years, partly because they weaken your teeth! And now my front ones are gone! I was ok until the dentist ground them down to get them prepped for crowns and he told me not to look in a mirror until he came back in the room. I could feel that they were basically gone with my tongue and I almost cried. There was no going back at that point and it wasn’t a bad dream, they were gone and I will never be exactly the same!

But I never missed a class and I never missed an assignment. There are certainly people with much worse to deal with so I must just move on.

I received a letter telling me I am on the dean’s list. That was a nice surprise! And I am doing ok this semester but it is tougher, I must say! I won’t be surprised not to get that letter for this semester!

I also am having trouble learning my lines. I have never done anything like this show (I will tell you more about it soon) and I am struggling. Of course, I have yet to have a rehearsal due to several reasons so I am hoping that a rehearsal will help me. I start this week even though rehearsals actually started a couple of weeks ago. I finally asked, “Am I really in this show?” I don’t show up until the end of the play even though they talk about me the whole play. So I have not been called to rehearse yet and it is kind of wigging me out!

So life goes on and I am a different person than I was last time I blogged. My blog looks different and so do I! And I am very different inside as well. But isn’t that why I went back to college??

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Marietta is a graduate of the University of Montevallo with a BFA in musical theater. She has been performing for over 50 years on the stage and continues to perform, direct and teach. Marietta is married to Tim, has a son named Jon, and a cat named Penny.


  1. Marietta, you are one tough lady and someone that I admire so very much..Don’t know how you do all that you do, but keep it up!!!

  2. I’m glad that you’re blogging again (if that’s a word). Miss you, but so admire you for pressing forward for your degree. NDH

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