That was many moons ago; I was in college. Then I heard the soundtrack. I have been dying to see this show ever since. Well, last Thursday my fondest dream was achieved. We went as a family to see the show in Durham, and it was all I hoped for and more (with exception of Fiyero being played by a chap who was just a bit too femmy to convince me he actually enjoyed kissing Elphaba). Speaking of Elphaba, her voice was fabulous. The star of the night though, was Glinda. Hysterical. We had a great time at the show, and an even better time listening to my father-in-law place our drive-through order at McDonald's afterwards.
Here's another source of guilt. See that little yellow bar? The one on top of the 2x4 that my husband and father-in-law are dragging through the sand? You know, to make sure the sand is level, before we start laying bricks? Hmmmm . . . don't recall using that the first time around, either. I think we solely "eyed" things to make sure they were going well. Her pathway looked nice when we were done, but I can only imagine what condition it is in now. Oh, Sister Nelson, I am so sorry.
Then, after leveling, sanding, and pounding, and leveling, sanding, and pounding again, it was time to start laying the bricks. Despite the fact that there are no pictures of me working, I would like to inform you that I did participate in this entire process to the best of my ability. You know you live in a small town, on a busy street, when your Nana-in-law gets a phone call telling her, "Your granddaughter-in-law is out there pushing a wheelbarrow and her pregnant self has no business working in that yard!" I will say this about the baby belly: it makes everything feel so much more difficult. I am so thankful, though, that I've been healthy enough to still do so much. I have been really blessed.