Posted by: Grandma LaLa | November 23, 2014

Wahoo, weekend!

Jumped right into a wildly busy and fun-filled weekend as soon as we ended the workday on Friday!

029c - FNAL slam presentersFriday evening: eating homemade tacos at Dad’s place with Dick and Ron; attending the third annual “Physics Slam” event at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. What a blast to hear five different scientists talking about their research, presented in a way that non-scientists could grasp the concepts! No wonder the “house” was sold-out. And how inspiring to learn that 150 of those tickets were for students under the age of 18.

030a - soupsSaturday morning: eating a hearty homemade breakfast; watching “Elementary” and “Grimm” episodes online from earlier in the week; doing some quick and productive Christmas shopping for bargains.

Saturday afternoon and evening: assembling three pots of homemade soup (chicken and rice for Dad; chicken and rice for friends with a little one in the hospital; and white bean and rice for us); dropping off soups and heading to the hospital for a quick visit and moral support.

031c - Porgy and Bess at LyricSunday afternoon and evening: heading into the city by car, with generosity from traffic deities for a smooth trip and affordable parking at the Poetry Garage; experiencing my favorite American opera, “Porgy and Bess,” in a live performance by the Lyric Opera. We can’t afford to go often, but this 3-hr experience was such a gift to share with Dad and Ron. Headed back out to the suburbs and reached Dad’s place by 7 o’clock, making a quick snack supper of soups, crackers, and raw vegetables.

Wahoo for fun weekends with dear companions!


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