Monday, July 1, 2013

Weekend Recap: Recital Nights, The Heat, Memorial Service and Flowers Galore

Well, needless to say it was an extremely busy weekend around here. I kept myself hydrated and alert with multiple iced coffees from Dunkin Donuts and am thrilled that I made it out of the weekend alive!

As I already mentioned last week on the blog, I had a busy recital weekend around here. Thursday was dress rehearsal which unfortunately made me extremely nervous for the upcoming shows. Things don't always go exactly as planned and that was definitely an issue that day! I learned my lesson about starting 6 and 7 year olds in the audience and hoping they would find their spots on the stage.

Fortunately, Friday's show and Saturday's show went off without a hitch and were amazing! I was so proud of my kids and enjoyed watching them put on an amazing show! =)

All dressed up for Friday nights show!
Of course after each show I had to blow off a little steam. On Friday night, I went to dinner at the 99 Restaurant with Doreen, her husband, both of her daughters and their boyfriends. It was a fun dinner and we were able to talk about the show and have some tropical, fun drinks! I had a buffalo chicken wrap and it was okay, I really wanted the chicken, broccoli mac and cheese but I know how many calories it is and wanted to opt for a less dense option.

I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow on Friday night and woke up very early on Saturday morning for a less joyous reason, my great grandma's funeral. Even when someone lives for an amazing 100 years it is still difficult to attend their memorial service. My great uncle was very upset, seeing that he took care of her full time up until she moved into a nursing home at the age of 99. He also happened to mention that they had to cut me out of the picture of her they placed in the obituary. Guess that's something to check off my bucket list, being in the obituary section. When I mentioned as much to my mom, she told me that they also cut me out of the picture of my grandma when she passed away, so I have been in the obituary section not once but twice and I am still kicking! I honestly wonder if anyone else can say that.... =)

After a quick service and reception at the church, my mom and I took off to have some lunch together at a local restaurant called The Cooked Goose. It is one of the cutest places in the area (Taylor Swift has eaten here multiple times...but no sighting on Saturday) and I absolutely love their grilled cheese. Yes, I am a cheap date and easy to please.

I had to head off to recital soon after arriving home, and as I mentioned earlier, it was great! I was so proud of my kids and they were so sweet saying goodbye to me- I will miss every one of them this summer!

Me and one of my students on Saturday night =)
One of my favorite things about recital is all the flowers- the girls I am taking to Disney World next week blessed me with a beautiful bouquet of lilies, a graduating senior gave me a rose, my mom brought a bouquet of roses, and a student gave me carnations. It was an amazing night =)

After the show, my co-worker Doreen and I headed to the movies to have a relaxing time. Complete with popcorn and soda, we totally vegged out watched the movie The Heat, starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. It was completely hysterical and I think I laughed through the entire duration!

I particularly enjoyed that there were many Rhode Island mentions throughout the movie. Melissa McCarthy wore a Pawtucket Red Sox shirt many times throughout the movie, and there was also a sign for Providence. Despite being set in Boston, it seemed that Rhode Island was mentioned quite a bit! I don't think people who don't live in Rhode Island would pick up on the subtle hints, but I do wonder if the director of the movie was from RI and that is why we are hinted at so many times! Whatever the reason, I love it! Home state pride all the way!

I honestly cannot say enough good things about this movie, but you definitely need to go see it- especially if you need a good laugh. Melissa McCarthy truly makes the movie- you can't NOT laugh at her craziness. Sandra Bullock is just as wonderful as ever- she is an amazing actress which I don't think anyone could deny!

This is getting a little I think I'll pick this up tomorrow because Sunday was a big day and deserves its own post.... I'll give you one little hint before I go- wedding dresses.

Have a great day everybody!

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