Hello, friends. :-)
I would be remiss if I did not extend a virtual hug to each of you for the incredible words of comfort and encouragement regarding last Friday's post. Writing it was extremely cathartic, and it is a piece of writing that I'll always treasure. Please know that every single comment, e-mail, text message, and tweet mean the world to me.
In case you missed it, yesterday was my ravishing mom's birthday! Have you ever seen such a young 56-year-old? She's a walking fountain of youth! Also on this weekend's agenda was:
Sickness! Yipee. I cannot remember the last time I was sick -- at least 1.5 years. At least. This is the first time Mr. TBS said he has seen my really sick, although there was one time back in 2008 that I actually slept in warm-ups and the layered combination of tank top, T-shirt, and hooded sweatshirt, but he doesn't remember that. My body feels great, and my energy is normal, but I have an undying runny nose. It's annoying more than anything! I wouldn't have minded much except that... we had tickets to see the Broadway tour of The Lion King yesterday!
I brought a plastic bag and a full box of Kleenex in my purse and mentally prepared to discreetly tend to my nose during the show. To my great surprise, I never had to use Kleenex! I think I was so entranced that my body forgot it was sick! Oh, good God! It was such a freaking fantastic show! The cast, the costumes, the music! Oh, my! It was designed so beautifully, and those harmonies and that dancing. I just wanted to squeal, and it may have gone unnoticed considering the amount of children in the audience. The audience was kind of distracting, but hey. It's great to see kids exposed to the arts, and they were so darn cute.
We couldn't have hoped for a better day trip. The drive to and from Houston was smooth, and the show was amazing. There is a really great touring season in Houston for the next year, so I can't wait to go back!
We did see a few other interesting things this weekend:
An employee vacuuming the produce (which Emily told me is standard practice in Canada) and a car that was up in flames (which the driver escaped).
How was your weekend?