- I went to see The Lion King on Saturday in Pittsburgh. Now, as a lover of musical theater and usually all things Disney, I was fully prepared to fall madly in love with this play. The costumes and artistry were amazing and while I can fully appreciate the beauty behind those, my overall reaction to the play surprised me. I wasn’t disappointed, but I wasn’t totally satisfied either. I’m glad that I saw it, but once was enough. I doubt I’ll seek it out again.
- I attended a second paint and sip event, where you basically turn a blank canvas into a fun painted work of art. Do you have these in your area? If you do, don’t hesitate to grab a few girlfriends, a bottle (or two) of wine and go! I have no artistic ability and am generally afraid of all things crafty and artsy. (This is where the wine comes in.) However, wine and painting seem to work well for me and I’ve walked away from both events with canvases I proudly display on my walls. Think what you've painted doesn’t look good? No problem! Drink some more wine, and I promise by the end, the painting will look great. It’s such a fun event to do with friends and family.
- I share joint custody of a Kitchen-Aid Ice Cream maker with my stepsister and her husband. It recently came back into my possession, so homemade ice cream is slowly filling the freezer and its fun to find different recipes to attempt. I was telling my college freshman cousin about some different varieties I’m trying and have plans were quickly made to deck sit with said cousin and some of her new friends. Offer up homemade dinner and dessert, they will come. I am happy that she wants to bring her friends to the house for card games and deck sitting.
- Lisa is coming to visit this weekend and I could not be more thrilled. When I started this blog, I had no idea it would lead to me to such amazing people that would turn into some my closest friends. I’m excited to show Lisa around my little valley. We’re planning on spending some time in Pittsburgh on Friday (meeting up with some other fabulous friends) and the rest of the weekend will be low key and laid back: dinner on the deck, poking around a historic market area, mass at a place that holds a special spot in my heart and memories. It’s going to be fabulous, made only better by the fall weather that is arriving around the same time Lisa does.
I hope you’re having a wonderful week. What sort of randomness are you encountering these days?