May 19, 2014

Wicked Adventure and Meme Answers

In and out of the City. My daughter drove.
Went into the city yesterday to see the play "Wicked". Wonderful cast and a very nice performance.

My daughter drove us all in and we had fun on the ride in. Takes about an hour and some minutes to get into the city.

We had a great time just two rows back from the stage. Nice. I highly recommend this play if you've not seen it.

To the left is a  photo we took from the side of stage.    That is a dragon hanging out over the audience in the first few rows.

 It has now been one year since my spinal surgery which had turned out to be more extensive than they thought.  I had ruptured discs and spinal stenosis and on the verge of cauda equina syndrome (look that one up lol).
Surgery was not an option for my my compressed, collapsed back bones.

 I could no longer walk and the nerves were being damaged badly. I did lose some feeling in some places including my feet and lower legs.
It will be a long time until we know if the nerve damage is permanent.
  So, bones were screwed into place, strengthened with rods, bones were crushed down into powder, mixed with things  and molded around steel rods to hopefully grow  into new bone around the steel.  The surgery area was from the tip of tail bone up to the middle of my back.
It is great news that the  bone  is growing and after months and months of physical therapy (and still going) it was thought that I was strong enough to make the trek into the city.
I did pretty good though leaving the theater was a challenge since it is really uphill in the aisle.
The only help I needed was two Advil! Not bad at all.
I was scared in trying the escalator (the theater is upstairs from the lobby) but I did alright both going up and coming down again.

 Now I want to go to the opera again and maybe to see the play 'Jersey Boys'!

 My meme answers:
1.  probably small and intimate with some close friends and family.
2. formal all the way.  I love formality and some glam and glitter even with small things.
3. Hot and cold finger foods, cakes and champagne. Plenty of coffee and tea too.
4.  Evening
5. small wedding party.
6. Ideal honeymoon might be New York City or Bermuda.
7. Live music please, if possible but, if not, doesn't matter in the end.

Please try to go visit those who've participated in the meme and get to know them and their blogs!  That is also what makes memes fun. 


  1. I am so happy you were able to see that play and enjoy your day. What a blessing that after all you have been through you are now able to get back to doing some of the things you love. Thank you for all the things you get us bloggers interested in doing and your beautiful pictures. You are a treasure, sweetie!

  2. Hi Annie, I am so happy to hear you got to see Wicked. I want to see it too when we go to NY. We had planned on going this fall, but now that we are moving, we are on hold. We want to see Jersey Boys too. I just updated my blog so I will do the meme next time. Glad you are feeling better.

  3. I'm so glad you were able to go see your play. I didn't realize your surgery was that extensive but I'm happy that you have progressed so well. I used to live in upstate NY and went to the city a few times. NEVER drove - took the bus and then public conveyance. Have a great day!

  4. I'm so happy you were able to see the play and can get around after all you've been through. I would love to go to the city and walk around see a play or the opera (which I miss) but it would be too hard for me to make that trek. My sister saw Jersey Boys and loved it. I've seen two different sets of 4 singers portraying them on PBS and one of the talk shows and loved both.
    I didn't get a chance to do your latest meme but am copying it now and will post them some time today. Have a blessed day dear friend. Hugs

  5. I haven't had the chance of see this play, in Italy I think it hasn't arrived yet, but be sure that I wouldn't miss it for nothing at the world !
    I'm so glad you've been able to go to the theatre and enjoy it, my friend.
    I love your posts which let us participate of your sweetness so much, thank you for this all !
    Have a wonderful day ♡
    Lots of hugs

  6. I would love to see this play! Glad you got to go and enjoy the experience. I hope your healing continues and you feel great soon!


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