Archive for March, 2009

How Angela Lansbury is going to make me feel a whole lot better.

This morning I was home, looking at the Interwebs and thinking of things that would make me feel better.

I happened to visit one of my favorite websites , Playbill.com,  and decided to check up on the happenings in NYC.

Lo and behold,  I remembered that Angela Lansbury is currently on Broadway, starring in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit.

Angela Lansbury cheers me up.

Noel Coward also cheers me up.  How could he not?  He was a master at his craft.

And the fact that Christine Ebersole and Rupert Everett were also in Blithe Spirit cheered me up even more.

I was so happy that I almost fell off the sofa.

And, when I checked the site that offered Broadway discounts,  I discovered that I could get these tickets at a reasonable price.

I decided to buy the tickets and tell Chris later.  After all, tickets are non-refundable, so once I had them I had to use them.  I can’t turn them back in.  And  I figured that in my delicate state of mind, he would have to agree that seeing Angela Lansbury is the only thing that I can do.

And, with all the shows closing on Broadway due to the recession, I HAVE to do my part.   We all have to pick a cause and stick with it and my cause is throwing my money at Broadway shows because they are what truly makes me happy in this life.

And so we are going to go on April 4th.  I just have to arrange for the bus trip.   This gives me a month of something fabulous to look forward to, and I should be looking forward and not looking back.

I know I will still have my hard times and my sad times but I am not going to let it prevent me from living.

Oddly enough, the show we are seeing is about a ghost. 

Thanks for all your kind words and sticking with me in the tough times.  You mean a lot to me.

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March 11, 2009 at 9:39 pm 9 comments

Grieving

Just a note to all of you that read the blog.

My sister passed away last Sunday night. She had a heart attack, and I think it might have been complications with the medicine and the chemo that she was on.

I had just visited her on President’s day week, came back for a week and then she was gone. I had to travel back up to Pennsylvania to be with my mom this week and came back to Baltimore yesterday.

I know that most of you have known about the love/hate relationship I had with my sister. She was a very hard woman to love and she did a lot of things to the family that made me really mad. But deep down she still was my sister and I loved her.

She was only 39.

And she was much better in the last two years since she got sick. She had been nicer to me and my mom and a little less unstable. But I was not expecting this.

It still hasn’t really sunk in. I feel like I am standing on shaky ground and the cracks are beginning to form and if I am not careful it might just swallow me down.

But I am making an appointment with my psychiatrist today and my therapist too.

that is all for now. Thank you my friends

March 10, 2009 at 4:33 pm 8 comments


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