Today in My History
2021: Sunday Stealing
Books Read in 2022
Books Read in 2022
Cast (updated 7/16)
31 January 2022
We went to a play on Friday night and a concert on Sunday afternoon. That is probably more socializing than I have done in months.
The play was Our Town at the Woodland Opera House.
I had good hearing equipment this time, but still had problems with the show, though I was able to get a review written. I am hoping the entertainment editor at the paper is looking for a new critic. The next two shows to be reviewed are musicals and those should be OK, but I am reluctant to review any non-musicals any more.
Our Town is a show that Paul did in high school. He was the Stage Manager (the character in the center of this picture), who describes the action and the characters throughout the show. The Stage Manager stands at the front of the stage throughout the play and during this production, Paul's friend, Dave, who had Downs Syndrome, came into the theater, walked down to the front and across the stage, and called out "Hi Paul" as he waved to him. Everybody in the theater knew Dave, so understood, but it was a memorable moment in Paul's theater life.
Act 3 of Our Town takes place in the town cemetery as the heroine has died and has to get used to being dead. I have to admit that even this many years after Paul's death, I found Act 3 difficult to watch and went to the car afterwards in tears.
I spent Saturday reading a fabulous book, "West with Giraffes," by Lynda Rutledge. I highly recommend it. It's a novel based on real events, when two giraffes survive a hurricane in New York and are transported, by truck, from New York to San Diego. It's one of those books that you can't put down, and I read until 3 a.m., when I finished it.
With the book finished and my Our Town review written, I was free to accompany Ned, Marta and Walt to a neighborhood concert by Meisner and Smith, who live in our area.
Lots of neighbors and some others were there
We sat with Ned, Marta, and our friend Jessica, who supplied us all with popcorn to eat during the concert.
It was a lovely hour plus and they promised everyone at the start of the show that we would all get home in time to watch the 49er game.
Which we did.
We got home and settled in to watch the game, getting text messages from others in the family who were doing the same thing (especially Tom, of course).
We were disappointed in the score but at least now we don't have to watch the Super Bowl.
After dinner, I settled in to check TV. There was nothing on I wanted to watch until 10 p.m., so I turned off the TV and snuggled under my weighted blanket. I fell asleep. I woke up once around midnight to use the bathroom, and went right back to sleep. I slept until six a.m. I can't remember the last time I've slept so long. I am loving the weighted blanket!
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