Today’s post is a part of the Weekend Coffee Share, graciously hosted by Part Time Monster every weekend. A time for us to come together, share a cup of coffee (or our beverage of choice) to share some of what is going on in our lives. It’s a lovely check-in!
If we were having coffee I might look a bit worn down. Ridiculously happy, but worn down.
It’s been quite the week! I had an out-of-town friend visiting and we spent Monday up at Mt. Hood! My mom went with us, which was nice — my friend went for a hike and Mom and I had some time to visit which is something we don’t get to do very often, despite living under the same roof! It was strange to see the Mountain with so little snow… very sad.
In addition to visiting time I managed some writing time! It was nice and cool up there, and the views were stunning.
The rest of the week went in a blur — work was busy busy busy.
But Saturday.. Saturday was the day I was looking forward to. Back ages ago a friend of mine and I bought tickets to go see Wicked when the Broadway Tour came to town and this was the weekend to see it!
We made a day of it, which was fun. First came breakfast out with her, her husband, and her two awesome daughters (I love doing things with her family! They are such an awesome little group of people. One of her daughters has guest posted for me, and they helped me out with one of my reading challenges for Nerd In The Brain‘s Summer Reading Program!)
Then we were off to the zoo! Well, my friend and I went to the zoo — the girls changed their mind so her husband took them for a day of activity. I had been wanting to go to the zoo for a while, and it hadn’t happened with any of my out-of-town guests so I was very pleased to get the chance to wander around. I know that some people have issue with Zoos… but I really enjoy them.
We saw Lions! And Tigers (well, sort of, he was trying to hide out) and Bears! And giraffes, and penguins, and elephants, and otters and much more.
And then, the main event!
I was very pleased with the show – it was beautifully sung and acted, the scenery was awesome!
I generally love going to the theater but for some reason this show was one I REALLY wanted to see and I felt like a kid waiting for a big celebration — bouncing in my seat, grinning through the entire show (and mouthing many of the words). It was so much fun! And the story… the story they tell is just wonderful. I love turning the Wizard of Oz story on its ear, looking at a different way of telling it.
Where I come from we believe all sorts of things that aren’t true. It’s called history. -The Wizard
My Storyteller brain and my historian brain just gobble it up…. I say as though those two parts of myself were separate at all…
I’ve about run out of steam so that’s all I’d have to say for now… how about you? What have you been up to this week?