Thanks for the above, Susie. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Everyone. Busy, busy time since the kids left. Thursday night I went to Sarasota to West Coast Black Theater…absolutely fabulous. It was also great because I rode up there with Mary Ann McDermott, a good friend from Cranberry, and could get caught up with her. Then, I connected with Linda Morassi and other friends from Anna Maria at the theater. They put on an original musical called “Harry and Lena” about Harry Belefonte and Lena Horne. The music an dancing blew us away.
On Saturday night, Jerry and I went to Venice Theater to see a one man show called Underneath the Lintel. The actor was fantastic but, I hate to say it, the play was just over my head. I just didn’t get it. I sort of got it…No I take that back. I really didn’t understand it. Oh well, the acting was excellent, whatever it was.
Sunday we were at the Rays Spring Training park in Port Charlotte to see a Red Sox game. The Cullinans, friends from Longmeadow, have been reserving a party area at the park for several years. There’s food and beer and good company …and a game. The Red Sox were not so great but it was a perfect day. Sunny and warm with a cool wind. I loaded myself with sunscreen and sat back to enjoy the company and the game.
Today was our last day in Venice. I headed out early for yoga with my green hair (thank you, Annie) and St Patrick’s Day socks. Went out to breakfast and told some poor young kid who was waiting on us that it was my real hair. Thank heavens he figured out fast what a liar I am. I do have a more respectable head covering for today that I’ll use for book club. Dad and Annette sent a beautiful shamrock baseball cap. Love both looks..the wacky and the wonderful.
Busy, busy day….packing, cleaning out the fridge, loading the iPod with good books ( I do have my priorities) Jerry’s been washing the floor that was loaded with sand and whatever else the kids happened to drop or squish or whatever. He knows I like coming home to a clean house and has been killing himself to make it good while I lie around and do the blog. As I have said before, I owe this guy big time.
One last trip out…the Cranberry book club is meeting today to discuss The Rosie Project (wonderful book). I would have loved to get over to Cranberry to see my old friends before school got out but unfortunately that AND book club are just too much for today.
It’s been hard saying goodbye. Many of the yoga friends (snowbirds) will be back up north by the time Jerry and I get back so it was “see you next year) For others it was “See you in May”…stopped by Shirley’s after breakfast to say goodbye and return her kale plant. She and her husband have kept me in fresh kale for the entire time I was home. And then friends stopped by to borrow our little kid card table and princess tent. But there were people I never even got to see while I was home…there just wasn’t enough time (not when someone needs a nap every day)
So we leave tomorrow morning and arrive in Houston Wednesday evening. On Thursday I have blood work and then a full cardiology workup and meeting with the cardiologist (thinking I should wear my green wig) Then on Friday morning we head to Flower Mound for a weekend of Littles. Can’t wait for that part.
I’ll keep you posted as I learn things. My expectation is that all will be well. I’ll “pass” all the tests (I am so not used to flunking tests) and be ready for surgery on April 3.