The day today started out pretty good despite waking up with a nasty headache and skipping Jazzercise because of that. I took some meds and elected to stay in bed. I worked a little bit on my main blog and the organization of some of the pages and content. Later in the AM I made a nice home-cooked breakfast for my kids and then showered and got all prettied up to go out for the afternoon with my sister, Jamie. The same sister whose dog I looked after last night.
First we went for Sushi (because duh, what else would you have on Sushi Sunday) and then she had tickets to go see Pink Martini at the Holland Arts Center. The general crowd was much older than us and it was a 2PM show. I had no expectations and was thoroughly delighted. Most of the music was fun and full of energy and the singers very animated and amusing. Many of the songs were in foreign languages so props to them for having such a diverse set and doing what appeared to be a stellar job with all the accents. The backup music for the afternoon set was the Omaha Symphony, so that was also a treat.
There was one song in particular that they did which was a little melancholy and kind of made me weepy. Some random lyric about slowing life down and laying in the grass to listen to it grow. I don’t know. Maybe it was the music and maybe it was the 3 Purple Kimonos I had at Hiro, but it just made me really sad. Like sometimes I want so much for time to hurry up because I just can’t wait to get to the next thing that I’m not really stopping to enjoy the moment I am in right now. I was thinking “hey, girl, you need to enjoy life – what else are you here for?”.
I did, of course, very much enjoy my sister date and it’s always good to catch up after we have not seen each other one-on-one for a while. She’s a pretty amazing person and though there are miles of minutes between us, she is the person I am closest to in my family.
I gave her the rundown about the finale of things between Matt and I (and yes, I was wearing the ring), and she let me in on details about planning her honeymoon and also the start of their search to find a house. After our date she drove me home and the rest of my Sunday was very uneventful.
At the present moment, I’m really feeling the affects of only having 4.5 hours of sleep last night and probably will not be able to do much more with this day. But all things considered, I did successfully stop and enjoy many moments and that equates to winning.
Love Ya Sis,