#WeekendCoffeeShare: Weekend of Getting Ready

wordswag_15073188796611453091488.pngWeekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!
Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?
All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from April 6th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday April 9th at 7pm (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

Well, this is the last weekend before my SURGERY WEEKS. Monday, at a time yet to be determined, I go in to have them cut open my foot and help make it feel better. I have bone-spurs, as well as perhaps some other issues going on, so they’re going to be dealing with that. The hope is this will bring me some relief so I can start moving around again. I miss the walking I used to do, and it would be AWESOME to be able to get more of that going come summer.

I’ll have a bit over a week of recovery from that, and then I go in for gallbladder removal. Again, the hope is that it will help me out in the long-run. After missing a week of work (and being in some intense pain) I really like the idea of maybe NEVER having to go through that again.

Because I have so much recovery time coming up, this weekend has been kind of set-aside as “last minute prep” weekend. I’ll be going to the grocery store and stocking up on some things, making sure that I have everything I need (I do have someone able to get things for me and help me out while I’m recovering, but I like the idea of not having to ask them to go buy me groceries and such). Also on the prep list, making sure that the cat toys are easy to get to and that I know where his laser pointer is. Because I know he’ll be wanting some good quality play time, and that’s something I’ll be able to do!

This week my co-workers gave me the sweetest “get well” basket, full of fun things for me to do, some yummy things for me to eat, and other nice things like fuzzy socks and a scented candle. It was super-sweet of them, and I’m looking forward to putting all those things to good use.

Oh! Last weekend!  I haven’t gotten to tell you all about Hamilton yet!!
The show was spectacular – I wish I could see it again! Actually, I will see it again, next time it comes through you can bet I’ll be getting myself tickets! We saw the “Phillip tour“(the two touring casts have been nicknamed the “Angelica” and “Phillip” tours (First and Second Touring Cast, respectively), and I was absolutely blown away by the talent. These performers were spectacular, I may have liked some of them better than I like the voices on the Original Broadway Cast – they made the roles their own — I was particularly fond of Jon Patrick Walker’s interpretation of King George and Nik Walker as Burr.

The set was SO COOL, the choreography was brilliant. One thing that kind of stood out to me too, which is sticking with me, was the way they handled the bows. If you’ve seen shows before, you probably are familiar with the standard curtain call process.  Actors come up on the stage, bow, and then step aside for the next actor to come forward, building up until you finally have the leads bowing at the end.  Then, as a line, they bow together.

Well, that didn’t happen with Hamilton. Instead they all end the closing song standing together in a line and all bow together.  For some reason this really struck me – I hope it was an intentional decision!

What has this week brought for you? What does the weekend hold?

 

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15 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Weekend of Getting Ready”

  1. I’m so happy your show last week was everything you hoped for!

    You sound a lot like me, if I knew I had some bedtime coming up, I would prepare things like crazy. Most of all I would stack up on good books. Do you like reading? Or do you enjoy movies more? Or maybe both? I wish you a wonderful weekend, and I’ll be sending some prayers your way next week.

    All the best,
    Maria

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    1. I’ve been lining up books and movies — since I have no idea what my energy is going to be! I LOVE to read, and have books ordered through the library, books on lists to order once I’m done with those, and books purchased from bookstores and lined up on my kindle 🙂 I’m a bit more loosey-goosey on the movie/TV front, just some lists of things to watch (and my co-workers gave me an Amazon gift-certificate to go towards some rentals, since they know I wouldn’t likely use my own money for that. $10 for a book, sure. $3 to rent a movie.. I’m not sure…)
      Thanks for the prayers!

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  2. Good luck with the surgery. I’d have a hard time being off of my feet – I walk a lot every day. Hope you are back to doing a lot of walking soon. I’m assuming you’ll do another coffee post before next week, but if I miss it, good luck on the gallbladder surgery too.

    Glad you had a good time at Hamilton.

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    1. Yup! I’ll be continuing coffee share through the surgery weeks — will be pre-scheduling ones to go up JUST IN CASE something comes up and it doesn’t happen – but the plan is to write something next week to catch-everyone up 😀

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