This weekend North Coast Men’s Chorus held their summer concerts at Cleveland’s historic Hanna Theater (where Tom Hanks got his start!). Two shows, two opportunities to really step it up, enjoy being in the Playhouse Square district and as always, enjoy seeing and hugging many friends! Saturday I was able to get all my tasks done in the morning and really spend the rest of the day getting ready and enjoying myself out and about before the evening’s performance. So here we are all set to walk out the door:
I was really looking forward to wearing this adorable cold shouldered dress ever since I discovered it at Goodwill! Not much to say about the outfit, the dress speaks for itself. And that necklace, oohhhhhh……..
I received two specific complements on my lipstick color. Both from employees at the theater. The one that stuck with me the most, a doll of a young lady told me how she liked the color and how it tied in with my dress and accessories. Well……that was what I was going for! Both women got big hugs from me. After dishing up that wonderful complement, she told me to keep being wonderful! This world could use more wonderful people like that!
So before going to the theater, I of course, did some trolling around. These are pictures taken in our historic Arcade as well as on the street directly opposite it, East 6th Street, where there are plenty of bars, restaurants and clubs. This girl is not shy about where she goes.
So while walking through the Arcade, they were preparing to host a wedding reception. I looked across the way and saw a bridal boutique. So I do a little window shopping and the owner invites me in. We talked, looked at some beautiful gowns and she took the picture of me with one of them. I actually recorded a testimonial for her (I hope I don’t scare off customers!).
Then I headed over to my favorite restaurant for dinner and a few drinks as I perched myself on a barstool. Just another evening out, me being me, no one treating me any differently than anyone else.
The concert, as always, allowed me to renew treasured friendships, gather hug after hug, smile after smile and remind me how truly blessed I am. The picture of me sitting on the stage was taken by an ebullient, upbeat and truly wonderful fellow volunteer, Helen, who is one of my handful of readers. Thanks Helen!
Tomorrow, my Sunday……