Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My Fair Lady

Ok, I have about 20 minutes before Maggie is sure to wake up and all hope of blogging is lost. So, I'll try to spit one out really quickly.

So, for Fathers Day I surprised Jere, and by surprised, I mean SURPRISED!!! Jere with two tickets to see My Fair Lady at Gammage. If you know me at all you know that I'm rather "tight" or cheap if you will with the cash when it comes to anything I deem frivolous or expensive, such as $100.00 show tickets, movies, whatever. So, it was mighty huge that I went ahead and did this. But, we s'posedly have a nice chunk coming our way for sending a referrall to the guy we bought our car from. We haven't seen the check yet, but they promise it's coming. Anywho, so Saturday (last) comes and it's time to go see the show. I'd already arranged with G'ma Peg for Maggie to spend the whole afternoon with her. But, fate intervened in a not so kind way. Friday night Jere started feeling a bit yuckers. His intestines were having a mighty war and winning it. So, all night Jere was in and out of the bathroom, and all morning was more of the same. He was downing the immodium, but feeling really bad. He was determined to go to the show though, so he took one for the team and off we went. We dropped Maggie at Grammas and rushed over to Gammage. We had seperate seats (had to do that in order to get good ones). Jere was 8th row center and I was 14th row, close to center. We settled in for the show, and I'm not gonna lie, it didn't disappoint. Holy freaking amazing sets!! For the sets alone it was worth seeing this show. I have truly never seen anything more beautiful or glorious than Professor Higgins study. It was mind boggling, and I can't even begin to imagine how it all works. I really enjoyed the guy playing Higgins, and apparently we had the understudy for Eliza. She was really good, though I thought her Cockney was not good enough. The costumes were stunning as well. There was a really fun "stomp" number that was very entertaining. So, the first act was really great, and I even fell asleep in a few parts. Let's face it, I'm pregnant, it was 4 million degrees outside, and I'm a bit sleep deprived. And, I've also come to the sad realization, I just don't have much of an attention span or love to sit through shows anymore. I know, go figure. Anyway, intermission comes, and Jere makes his way over to me and I can tell he is MISERABLE! He's trying so hard to hold it together, but he feels awful, and his stomach is ready to revolt at any second. So, after a brief little discussion, I told him we could leave. He felt bad, but honestly, between us and the internet world, I was ready to go anyway. I mean, I would really liked to have seen the "Get me to the church on time" number, 'cause Bryson said it's amazing. But, I felt like i'd already seen the whole set, all the good costumes, and I knew how the show ended. So, I was ok with leaving, and I knew it was the right thing to do. We trudged our way back to the car in the blazing hell that is AZ in summer and made our way to Grammas. Maggie was having a grand time when we got there. She was standing at the sliding glass door, watching the birds, and the leaves blow around and "singing" at the top of her lungs. She really does cute things with Gramma that she doesn't ever do with me. We stayed for a little while and then headed home. All in all, it was a good experience, even if we didn't get to see the whole show.

Saturday night was fab, 'cause I finally got to tackle my hideous bathroom and give it a good scrubbin. I also got the kitchen floor swept and mopped and some good clean up done. I just love nothing more than to clean and then enjoy the clean house. On Monday I actually dusted teh living room. Go me! Really, if there is one thing I hate it is dusting. What an annoying tedious task. Most especially because 5 seconds after you've dusted, it's already dusty again. UGH!!

This morning I took Mags for a swim at my Mom and Dads house. I bought her a little floatation device thingy yesterday at Target. She sits in it and is perfectly content to float around. We had a lovely time, just the two of us, kickin around the pool. She LOVES the water, and i can tell I'm really gonna have to watch her, 'cause she is fearless. I got her halfway in and she was just diving so she could splash. Wish I had my camera out there, 'cause she was giving me some great smiles and her big fat teeth were very visible. Ahhh dang, she is just so great, how could anyone not just love her?

Ok, maybe I'll have time to do another post. Gotta upload a picture.



Mel said...

I don't enjoy sitting through shows anymore either. We should get Maggs and Livs together for a swim play date. Olivia loves the water.

Tara LaRue said...

Bummer about the show, but cool to hear what you saw was great. I LOVE good shows...