OK, once again I've had a super busy day and I'm writing this post at 10:30 pm (a little earlier than yesterday's post. WooHoo!). So if it doesn't make complete sense, please bear with me. Lots to be thankful for this week:
1. I am thankful that I found my way to the ICA in Boston on Friday without getting even a little bit lost! And I'm glad I figured out that the best way to do that is to take multiple sets of directions. A compilation of all of them will most likely make sense. Who needs GPS anyway?
2. I'm thankful that I have kept in touch with Kristen, my friend from college, and that we manage to get together a couple of times a year even though we live 2 hours away from each other. Sometimes we meet at an outlet mall that's partway between our towns, but usually we meet in Boston to explore a museum. I'm grateful that I have a friend who shares my love of art and history. And books - we always manage to share a couple of titles with each other. Oh, and next time we get together she wants to come and explore Providence. THAT is something to be grateful for as well!
3. I am so thankful that Geoff and Madeleine helped me clean out the garage this past weekend (even if it was on Mother's Day). Just call me Angela. If you don't get this reference, read this. First of all, my
pack rat husband finally agreed to get rid of a bunch of tools and other useless junk unused items, which had been clogging up the garage for years! And secondly, I found Hortense!!! Who is Hortense? Hortense is my little stone gargoyle who sits in my bird bath every spring and summer. I always put the birdbath (and Hortense) away for the colder months and two years ago when spring finally sprung I couldn't find him anywhere. I was seriously bummed. I LOVE gargoyles and I was especially fond of Hortense. On Mother's Day I found him buried under above mentioned "unused items". *ahem* (That is not a picture of Hortense, but it's pretty close to what he looks like. If it wasn't 11:00 pm I'd go take a picture and post it, but it is and I'm not.)
4. Thrilled beyond belief that I won two tickets to Trinity Repertory Company in the RARI raffle on Saturday! I was hoping to see at least one show next season and when I looked at the upcoming schedule (before I won the tickets), there were 4 shows (out of 6) I REALLY wanted to see and one I wanted to see and one I was lukewarm about. I tried to talk Geoff into a season subscription and he wasn't buying it (figuratively or literally). I did get him to agree to see one show. So now I can see two shows! Right? The free tickets "buy" me a bonus show - don't they? Of course they do. It's perfect logic!
5. I'm also grateful for having a chance to spend some time with my friend Margaret on Tuesday. Margaret is another friend of mine who loves art and history. She lives here in RI and occasionally we go to NYC and visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (And a few years ago we spent 5 days in DC visiting as many museums as we could. It was awesome!) This spring we signed up for a three lecture series of Art Talks at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Since neither one of us knows all that much about art, even though we both love it, we decided it might be fun to learn a little bit that we could hopefully apply the next time we're standing in front of a fabulous painting by a famous artist. Unfortunately, we didn't get very much out of either of the two lectures that we actually attended. But, it was still fun to meet for lunch before the lecture. We bought salads at Whole Foods and sat on a bench by the Providence River and had a nice chat before going to the boring lecture. Hey, being with a friend makes everything better.
Wow, looking back I really had a great week! It's been busy, but full of great things. And if that means having to write posts in the middle of the night (or until 11:00 pm) - so be it. I'm lucky to have had such an awesome week! How about you? Did something good happen to you this past week? I sure hope so!