We did school today, and then Ted and I took a long nap to be ready for tonight!!! I’m so excited! We’re trying to figure out a way that Ted can have a desk for work instead of setting his laptop up on the bed.
We’d given Max permission to bring his Legos outside while we napped, so he did; we knew that Madison might come over to play. Wouldn’t you know that as soon as we woke up Madison and her parents came by!! Why, when I’d gone out of my way to meet them last week do they show up unannounced today when I’ve just gotten up from my nap and still have my pj’s on? I threw on some clothes and didn’t really do anything with my hair and went outside to meet them. I told Ted he didn’t have to come, but they stayed so long that he eventually did. And then we had such a great visit! They’re full-timers too, but about to leave the park for 2 weeks before coming back. I’m excited to get to know them. Too bad the first impression I left included bed head!
We talked and talked and talked, and finally I asked if it was time for me to go make supper and Ted said that it was 5pm; we had to leave in 45 minutes!! I wasn’t going to tell them that we were leaving the boys alone, but Ted told Martin we were going to see Elton John, so I said to Shakira that I would have Max text them if he needed anything. Heh. Desperate much? She was super agreeable, and even said that they could go over to watch a movie or something, but I really thought they would be fine on their own, it’s just nice to have a backup. When they left and the boys were bringing their toys inside Ted took a shower and I washed my hair. I’m so excited!!
The food at the event was really good: Merlot braised beef short ribs, herb roasted Ashley farms chicken breast and tomatoes, pasta primavera with roasted carrots and kale, spinach salad with bleu cheese, cranberries and balsamic vinaigrette, a carving station with Niman ranch pork loin, bleu cheese wedge salad, sautéed fall veggies, and 2 other things I can’t remember. There were also two large platters with assorted desserts; our favorites were the brownies. We ate all we wanted, but I assumed that during the intermission I would go back at least for more desserts.
I noticed that the time for the start of the show had come and gone, but I wasn’t concerned. A guy had come out and done some sound checks; we were just enjoying the night. And then…someone announced that due to an ear infection Elton wouldn’t be playing tonight!!!! I sat there gape-mouthed. I really hoped that it was just a joke, but do they make those kinds of jokes at concerts? And then they turned the lights on! And people started leaving! I was dumbfounded and soooooooo disappointed. Poo.
We waited a little while to let the crowd thin and then we went home. I told Max what had happened and he was sorry for us; I think he realized what a let-down this was! By 9:44 we were in bed and watching TV.