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A Respite

Well, the semester has officially ended.  It was a hard and grueling end.  I submitted both papers and had a final last night.  Today I did very little.  I did some laundry, some dishes, neatened and general life things, but for the most part I was an unproductive pile of nothing.  It was really nice to be an unproductive pile of nothing.  I wasn’t studying or panicking or anything.  I will work on filing away my school papers this weekend and take a load of recycling to the recycling center.  Then I think everything will be in pretty good shape.

We got married in February, while I was 3 weeks into the semester.  It worked out fine, but didn’t allow for us to take any kind of trip.  We are about 2 hours away from a city.  I was doing some random looking and found a tour of Jersey Boys that will be playing there this summer.  So we’re going to go to the city, see Jersey Boys and hopefully some other fun activities.

A broadway musical has some significant part in our history.  This is a mushy story.  We  first dated when H was 15 and I was 14.  We went to the same high school and were both in marching band.  We went to play in New York at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.  It was incredibly cold.  The band director came onto the buses somewhere between 3:00 and 5:00 am and told us we would never remember how cold it was, just that it was wonderful.  I remember how cold it was distinctly to this day.

Anyway, we first started dating Thanksgiving Day of that trip and sat together at Aida, which was one of the activities for the trip.  We held hands and I remember being full of butterflies.  We dated for 3 weeks before I broke up with him.  We didn’t speak for the next 5 years.  We then bonded after an incredibly odd 4th of July party.

Because our first date ever was a broadway musical, I think it’s nice we’re going to see a show on our honeymoon.  I’ve only done preliminary investigation, but it looks like there is a winery nearby where we can have a tasting scheduled.  There are also some gardens and a zoo, so we’ll see what else appeals to us for our miniature honeymoon.  If nothing else, the show should be great.  I’m very much looking forward to it.

We may also take a little trip to Chicago this summer.  It will be a trip to spend with some friends of mine.  This one isn’t set in stone yet.  It is after midnight and I should go to bed.  I’m certainly glad I don’t have to get up at 7:00 tomorrow.


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