Krissie: The Krissie Show

1 Dec

I have this thing I call the Krissie Show. When I have to be “on,” be public, and no one wants me weeping in my soup. There is a strong streak of performer in me, and I’ve got to call up the Krissie Show today. I’m hosting the Christmas luncheon at our church (for about 90 women) and I have to be adorable.
Which I certainly can be. I cobbled together a Christmas trivia quiz, I’ll lead the carol-singing, hell, I’ll even say grace if I have to (though I’m hoping I can tap someone else to do that). Tap-dancing through life, I am.
Plus made two quiches for the lunch this morning, plus had Alex for the night (which is a Good Thing) plus finished going through the book and it’s not that bad.
So I’ll do the Krissie Show and then come back and read yesterday’s comments, because there was too much good stuff there to just zip through them, and I want to think about what people said.
But I get the message. Well, no, I don’t. I hear the message, though. Depression lies.
But I’m thinking about faith, about other people, about getting out of myself a bit, and that might help.
But first, the Krissie Show.
Dah de dah dah, dah de dah dah.

12 Responses to “Krissie: The Krissie Show”

  1. jinx December 1, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Well, congrats that you have that performance gene to draw on in emergencies. It often makes the difference between huge social discomfort and blinding success.

    On the other hand, I’ve always felt as if performance for the sake of others and depression about one’s own needs not being met go hand in hand.

    So I hope that eventually, when the performance ends, you’ll get beautifully cranky.

    • Krissie December 2, 2012 at 7:20 am #

      I did. I fell apart and wept at my BFF’s house.

  2. Robin S. December 1, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    I hate it when I have to get out The Show. Of course, sometimes I get a nice surprise and have a really good time. So I’m sending vibes your way that The Show gets replaced by genuine joy/enjoyment.

    • Krissie December 2, 2012 at 7:20 am #

      Actually I did enjoy it.

  3. Skye December 1, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    I can only pull out The Skye Show for job interviews. The rest of the time, it’s in hiding and I’m shy.

    I’m glad you have to pull out The Krissie Show and put it on; it will be a change of pace and you might even have fun. Fun would be good for you right now. So allow it to happen if it sneaks in or bursts in, even.

    Have fun. Enjoy what you can. Have a totally successful event!

    Then come home and nap. :)

  4. Robena Grant December 1, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    Have a great luncheon. Relax. Enjoy. You deserve it.

  5. Kieran December 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    The Krissie Show isn’t a bad thing. It kicks in when you feel rotten but *still* insist on being part of the world, no matter what the depression says. It’s flipping the bird at the depression, so don’t think of it as a phony waste of time. It’s a very important survival skill. It’s you saying “I’m here, and I’m fighting.”

  6. Maria Powers December 1, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Sometimes show time is good and fun. Sometimes show time is good for act azzif.

    Hope luncheon went GREAT!

  7. Lynda December 1, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    I hope the show went well, Krissie. By now it’s over, and that’s one less thing you’ll have to stress about. Much love, and do read over yesterday’s comments. I was impressed by the wisdom they contained.

  8. Micki December 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    Oh, I LOVE doing the Micki Show. It’s so much fun, and when it works, it works so great. It’s just very exhausting, and then I need recharge time after that. I’m quite introverted (except for that big exhibitionist streak), so it can really take a lot out of me. But . . . it often gives me a lot, too.

    Have fun with the Krissie Show, and allow yourself to have a good rest day tomorrow. Sounds like things are going to go OK!

  9. JenniferNennifer December 1, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    Great picture. Based on that smile I would totally buy the Krissie Show, so I am sure you made the luncheon a great time for all. Hopefully some of their enjoyment reflected back to you.

    You may not be able to feel it right now, but do try to remember how much pleasure and joy you give hundreds of people. You could rest on your laurels right now, and call it a successful life time. Everything else you accomplish is a bonus.

  10. Louise December 2, 2012 at 7:06 am #

    I’m sure you’ll find it easy to be adorable to 90 women. Have a Happy time with the ladies. You never know the happiness might stick.

    90 women … could be a laugh a minute :-)