Contrary to all the gossip, I’m alive and doing well. :-) I did spend a day at the emergency room yesterday and phrases like congestive heart failure and blood clots were bandied about. Scaring the crap out of me and my poor children. ;-) In the end it was a bronchial infection my tubes were closing up making it tough to breathe. I won’t bore you with the details but the panic began when the doctors (my doc, and the he sent me to Emg. room) found out I’d been traveling and then they saw that I was retaining an inordinate amount of water and I had all these crazy bruises on my leg. (Have I mentioned lately I’m clutz? I told them that, but they still had to check it out.)
Anyhoo, except for still having a little trouble catching my breath, for which they gave me medicine, all is good.
Okay… so on Sunday I finished the first draft of Dude, Where’s My Dragon. Woot. Now it’s on to revision.
And I wanted to tell you guys about the trip to NYC, but before I do that… Any of you who live in North Texas with lawyer connections can you email me off of here at email@example.com. A friend, and no he’s not related to me, need to fight a ticket. He’s new to the area and I told him I’d help if I could.
On to NYC… You know about my son from the last release. Those were some intense but incredibly fulfilling days. He proved that he could take it to the next level when necessary. He’s looking at several colleges and they are looking at him. Some of the tops on the list so far are Pepperdine, TCU, Boston Conservatory, Julliard and three others that I cannot think of right now. He had a chance to meet with representatives from all of the schools in NYC so that was cool.
I think I might have mentioned that we saw Young Frankenstein on Broadway. I cannot recommend it enough. I haven’t laughed that hard before in my life. In fact one of my favorite Parker moments, other than him becoming one of the top 10 vocalists in the country (had to stick that in), was him doubled over in the seat laughing so hard at the show, and he did it a lot. My friend Shannon Canard was with us and she enjoyed it too. It’s one of those shows I’d see again and again.
I was trying to be careful on my diet so I stayed away from a lot of the sweets, but we still had some great meals at La Traviata and a great sushi place, Nanatori, in Brooklyn. We were staying at the Brooklyn Brdige Marriott and it was amazing. The rooms had been redone and the service was wonderful. (There was some construction going on above us, but that wasn’t bad until the last day). We did a lot of shopping that last day and Parker managed to make two H & M runs. That really is a cool store.
Today is the last day of school for Parker, and he’s more than excited than you can imagine. Next up, he has to get ready for his trip to Europe.
So tell me what gives you joy these days. Something that compares to that last day of school. :-)