After a horrendous day of travel – if you want more details, they’re on my Instagram posts – I arrived in Chicago 3 hours later than planned, on about 3 hours sleep. After an expensive cab ride to the apartment building in which Don is staying, I settled in and waited for him to arrive home from the theater at around 10:30.
Today is much better. I caught up on sleep and we’re drinking coffee together on the sofa and I am now feeling excited about this stay in Chicago. Tonight, I get to see much loved members of my extended family. My niece will be there with her husband and kids, my nephew will be there with his wife and children (these are my late brother’s children) and my sister will be there with her entire family. Huzzah! We’re all having dinner together tonight at a restaurant that happens to be 2 blocks from our apartment. On the same street. Go figure.
Tomorrow, when some of the guys are attending a football game, we will get to spend some more time with Mere and Little Z. I can’t wait to see that boy. And my sister, of course!
The view from our apartment on the 19th floor. It snowed here yesterday and it’s COLD. It’s also cold back home. Winter is here, though not officially.
Don’s tired, as they are back to rehearsing during the day and performing at night. This musical is a work in progress, so the writers and director are always making adjustments, adding new scenes, cutting lines, adding lines – that sort of thing. The same thing happens with any new play or musical. This theater is much smaller than the theaters in Houston and New Orleans, and there is very little space in the wings, so the actors are trying to figure out how to maneuver their entrances and exits (Don had to crawl over some set piece in order to make an entrance last night.)
Anyway, I’m here. My sister will be here later today. Don is here. And family is here. It’s all good.