Saturday, January 31, 2009

A play, dinner and a funeral

This, my friends, is exactly what has happened in my absence. I can't believe that it's been almost a month since my last blog. I have one started from my trip to Houston many weeks ago, but then I got sick and it went to the wayside.

Houston was fabulous, I got to spend time with Legs and her family, and to top it off she took me to a Broadway Across America musical. It was called "Spring Awakening"...just think about the teenage definition of awakening and you'll understand what the play was about. I did get to see some T & A on stage, and on a Sunday! What a treat! After it was over we were waiting for the valet to bring the car up and this....umm...gentelman butted into our conversation and said, "That was disgusting! What did you think of it?" Haha, what an opening huh? I responded with, "Well, I didn't think it was disgusting, in fact I thought it was well done, we just weren't expecting it." He retorted with, "Well, that trash (I'm paraphrasing) doesn't belong on Broadway!" and then he walked off. Legs and I were like, "Wow..." and then on our way home we thought of so many things to say to him...but the moment was gone.

The next Tuesday after this particular Sunday I had the pleasure of meeting one of my fellow bloggers that lives in Austin, Totegirl. She is really cool. I can't wait to go out with her again. I took her to my favorite sushi restaurant and then back to my house to have some wine. Good company, sushi and wine...it doesn't get much better!

Then Trainer came down with bronchitis...and that next weekend I became ill. Went to the Dr. on Monday and was diagnosed with an ear infection so I was out of work for two days. Went to work on Wednesday, still feeling like crap. Thursday morning I was working away and my dad calls. Odd...there are only a handful of reasons that my dad would call during the work day and none of those would be pleasant. As I suspected...my Grandfather passed away. My dad said that he would call me back with details so we could make travel arrangements to get out to Vegas.

Well...in the meantime I had invited my Soul Mate to come out and visit. This particular weekend was going to be a tough one for me for other reasons. This was the weekend last year that changed my life, although I didn't realize it until months later. I wanted her to be here to distract me and she just wanted a little break. Since I wasn't able to fly out to Phoenix for our girls weekend I decided that I should bring her here. So after hearing the news of my grandfather passing I was unsure of what to do....should we keep her weekend away or should we reschedule??? I decided to have her fly out anyway, I needed her and I think she needed to be needed by someone who wasn't under the age of 5. :)

We had a great weekend together, although it was really short. Usually when people come to visit I have all these plans made, I know where I'm going to take them, where to eat, what to see....but I was blank, nothing, nada. But I was so grateful that she was here and we stayed up late both nights and drank wine, ate good food and made brownie and ate them with ice cream. I scheduled our flight to Vegas just about the same time as her flight to Phoenix so I got to say goodbye to her in the airport. Everything happened so fast that I didn't even have time to cry. Maybe that was a blessing.

To be continued...

3 comments:

fattygetsfit said...

welcome back!

totegirl said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. :(

Glad you got to see Soul Mate, though. That had to be good for you! And I, too, had a blast hanging out with you. Can't wait to see you again.

Hang in there lady. Hope you are feeling tip-top again!

Sexy Hippy (why not?!) said...

Thinking of you! I'm looking into cheap flights to come see you, YZB and my girlfriend Jo one weekend in the next 3 months. Is that okay? OXOX