Monday, October 6, 2008

Weekend Wrap-Up

We're enjoying a nice, relatively quiet weekend before the madness of October truly begins. Next weekend, we're going miniature golfing with my parents for Riley's birthday, plus the No on 8 campaign party. The weekend after that, we'll be going down to my sister's to celebrate her and her son's bday. The weekend after that, we're going to Disneyland for the girls' birthdays with some family members and then my sister and I have our luncheon cruise. The weekend after that is Halloween, Sylvia's birthday, going to the movies, and roller skating.

I decided not to have a bday party for the girls this year, and I am so thrilled with that decision. With the girls just starting new schools, it would be difficult to know which friends might attend, plus their age difference is starting to become more transparent as Sylvia edges closer to adolescence while Riley remains most definitely a kid.

This last week, I got to meet Florinda! (Sorry, Mom & Dad, if you're reading this. I went w/ a blogger, not a colleague. Just didn't think you'd get it.) She's the first blogger I've met IRL.

Florinda and I both wanted to see 9 to 5, the Musical so we went on Tuesday night. We had such a great time. She's exactly like I thought she'd be - thoughtful, funny, sweet...a great companion.

Kori was definitely jealous that I was meeting another blogger before her, so on a whim, I called her (for the first time) on my way to the theatre. After I got over how girly she sounded :), and she got over my supposed accent (which does not exist), it was like talking to an old friend. No awkward pauses, no lack of things to say...I just really really hope we're able to meet at BlogHer '09 next year.

And at the theatre, we had a great time. The show was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, Florinda had a long drive ahead of her so she couldn't stay to meet Stephanie after the show. (Stephanie and I did a show together eons ago.) She was amazing in the show, and her 2nd act torch song gave us chills. She was just as sweet as always, and we had a great time catching up. I hope the show does well enough to garner her another Tony nomination. (The others were phenomenal as well. Allison Janney was SO funny, and Megan Hilty was awesome!) And there's something so cool about seeing three women take that final bow. It's a fun night out.

Otherwise, most of my week was spent talking politics, working, mothering, blah blah blah. Oh, and I won a bet with RadDude. He bet that Palin would have a "family emergency" that would prevent her from doing the debate. I knew she'd exceed the oh-so-low expectations. (BTW, I loved everyone's comments to my debate posting. Thank you for sharing your own thoughts and opinions.)

The X Chronicles are nearly complete. Just two more postings, I think. I really appreciate everyone's supportive comments to that as well, and for taking the time to read it. It's been cathartic, to say the very least.


Loth said...

Woo! Get you with your social life! Glad you had such a nice time. I love meeting bloggers IRL - it's like making friends without all the awkward early stuff that I am so bad at.

Suzie said...

Wow! I want your weekend

Shiona said...

Sounds like a great weekend. How exciting. Looks like you've got a busy month ahead. Have fun! And I'm glad you had fun this past weekend.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

Congrats on meeting your first blog buddy IRL. I've had a blast with every blogger I've met so far, so I think blogs do a pretty good job of showing us who we all really are.

Florinda said...

Well, you already knew this, but I had a great time meeting you and seeing the show too!

I know what you mean about age differences getting tougher to bridge. My stepkids are 14 and almost 9, and there are times it feels more like 20 years than 5. The fact that the older one's a girl and the younger one's a boy probably plays into that too, though.

I thought my October was going to busy, but yours is off the charts! Don't forget to breathe... :-)

Jen said...

So glad you and Florinda had a wonderful time! It sounds like you have many pleasant events coming up.

Ms Crazy Princess said...

Sounds like a great weekend and just a great time in general. Can I go mini golfing tooooo??

Kori said...

Your october sounds like an insane time-because then as soon as it is over comes christmas. ugh. I have much to say but-you know. meh. :)

Anonymous said...

Gee, I think I want to know more about your in theater and stuff like that. Hmmm, where do I go to read about that cool stuff???

So neat to meet a blog buddy...I hope to meet a few at some point daown the road.