3/12/2012

Start of Spring Break

Yesterday, I got to spend some time with one of my sisters.  We went to see a play:

What luck that I found out that a group was putting it on a couple of weeks after I finished reading "Anne of Green Gables"!!!  My sister hadn't read it, but at the beginning of the play they did a recap of sorts.  It was enough for her to get the background, anyway.  They did a good job:  the girl who played Anne had most of the lines:  I'm amazed at the job she did.  Of course, I don't know if she had cue cards in the back.  If she did, she did a really good job of disguising it!  One of the little boys was a little hard to hear, but he didn't have many lines, so it didn't affect the rest of the play.

We had a good laugh on the way back to the Small Town:  When we had to get back onto the interstate, with both of us being "directionally-challenged", we didn't know which way to get back on!  On the way to the play, when we got off of the interstate, I misunderstood her directions, so I took a wrong turn and had to turn around.  (She was reading the directions.), thus our confusion as to how to get back on the interstate.  Funny thing about how I figure out whether to go east or west when getting on the road:  I have to picture the state of Tn. to decide which way I need to go.  If you don't know anything/much about Tn.:  there are 3 very distinct parts:  West, Middle, and heaven  East.  When I took Tn. History in school, there was a map of Tn. divided into the 3 parts.  Sooo, I have to get that picture in my mind when I decide which way to go on the interstate.  Apparently my sister does too, but we didn't get the picture in our minds fast enough!  No biggie; this was an area of the big city that I was familiar with, so we just took a different way to get back on the interstate that leads back to the Small Town.  We had a good laugh about it!

And, we realized we had something in common.  This sister's young adult life was very different than mine. Well, hers just took a different route than mine did.   She's a biiiig numbers' person...numbers don't mean a thing to me, and it absolutely floored her when I told her that. She's always been so responsible whereas I feel like I was pretty immature as a young adult.

When she walked into my front door, she took a look at Ally (my schnauzer) and said that she didn't know "that one".  She was really surprised when I told her it was Ally.  See why?

Yeah, she's got the "miniature sheepdog" look going on right now.  A visit to the "Beauty Parlor" is on the calendar for this week!
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9 comments:

  1. Hilarious! I am also directionally challenged which makes it tricky with being a real estate agent :0)

    have a great week, laura

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  2. Sounds like you got a great start to your spring break. Hope the fun continues! ;-) (And I hope the days just crawl by!)

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  3. Perhaps you need to invest in a GPS. I can't find my way anywhere without that thing. Course it's not as fun as "creative driving"!

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  4. Either you've got that direction gene or you don't. I don't. Hubs does but even though we've been married almost 30 years he still tries to get me to understand where I am on planet earth in relation to where the sun is in the sky. Huh? I'd be lost without my sat nav. Literally!

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  5. I'd LOVE to see an Anne show.
    My girl is at least that "directionally challenged" - it's always an experience going somewhere new.

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  6. All the females in my family are directionally challenged, so I know what you're talking about. And yep, your little one DOES need a bit of a haircut!

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  7. LOL and I loved how you finished up the post with the fury critter :)

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  8. I too am directionally challenged. I have to hold the map so that it's the way we're going--does that make sense? Sometimes it's upside down, sometimes sideways--my husband thinks I'm nuts. When we first moved to NC, I could never remember which way to go on the highway to get home. Hubby finally helped me out by telling me to remember "Northwest, go home". Northwest High was our arch rival in high school. I never got lost again!

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  9. Believe it or not, I've never read Anne of Green Gables although I watched the series on TV. During these months I've been recuperating I got a kindle and had a great longing to read some of the books I loved as a child. I found out I could get Louisa Alcott's books, Heidi, and the Anne of Green Gables series either free or for $1. They've kept me busy and I'm reliving some wonderful childhood memories!

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