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Weekend Roundup...

...the migraine left Saturday evening -- it wasn't horrible, but I was rather irritable while it lasted (oops).

...I did get some writing done, and I managed to finish some work for school and pay -- so not all was lost (ha).

...MIL's visit wasn't bad. The best part (imo) was that I got to let her know that other than Mother's Day and DH's grandma's b-day (end of June), the Inn would be closed for the summer ;) The same type of thing happened last year, when they began showing up every three or four weeks -- and I couldn't take it! So this year, I decided I needed to speak up, and it worked into the conversation pretty easily. I don't know if she'll take it to heart, but I was pretty adamant, so I'm hoping so! I could do without any visits from her until at least October (hehe).

...it rained and snowed during the nights (and part of Sunday) this weekend. Things are finally looking green-ish, and we can only hope it continues. March was the driest on record, and we're going to burn up if there isn't some more moisture.

How was your weekend? Highlights?

Happy Monday :)


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Apr. 16th, 2012 02:44 pm (UTC)
So glad the MIL visit went okay, Robin :) Doesn't your MIL have a boyfriend? When she shows up on Mother's Day, perhaps you should casually suggest that it's reallly nice for couples to have alone time and the weekends she shows up at your inn would be so much more romantic and fun if they found an inn just for the two of them ;)
Apr. 16th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
I've thought of that before but haven't yet had the courage to put it out there -- still, great idea ;)
Apr. 16th, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC)
Good for you! I always find those sort of situations soooooo stressful (where you have to stick up for yourself and let someone know they're overstepping their bounds).

Glad your migraine is over!
Apr. 16th, 2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
I was lucky that the conversation kind of lent itself to that (and I could keep it light)...still, I'm not sure what I'll do if she just ignores it. Thankfully, I think her boyfriend will try to keep her from doing that!
Apr. 16th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
Wow, good for you!

We have an interfering busybody who's inserted herself in our lives (not a relative) and I'm afraid that I'm going to lose my cool with her one of these days.
Apr. 16th, 2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
It's hard with some people -- yeesh! Hope your tulips are blooming even more...can't wait to see some pix of the purple beauties :)
Apr. 16th, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
Yay for saying what you want. Hope she understood.
Apr. 17th, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
Me too -- thanks for the support, Anabel :)
Apr. 17th, 2012 02:07 pm (UTC)
Symphony on Saturday
Canal and Beach on Monday

Apr. 17th, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
Nice -- what was playing at the symphony?
Apr. 17th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
Classics IV
Symphony of Nature
The Beautiful Sights and Sounds of Mother Earth
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor I Irina Muresanu, Violin

Arr. Aaron Copland I Happy Anniversary
Alan Hovhaness I And God Created Great Whales, Op. 229, No. 1
Ralph Vaughan Williams I Lark Ascending
Georges Enescu I Rumanian Rhapsody in A major, Op. 11, No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven I Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, Pastoral

In natures sublime way, the majestic song of whales emerges like a giant mythical bird in Hovhaness And God Created Great Whales. World-class violinist Irina Muresanu exquisitely personifies a lark in Williams The Lark Ascending, soaring high into the skies until its song is lost on aerial rings. The Romanian-born violinist takes bow to strings to express her affinity for her native land in Enescus Rumanian Rhapsodies No.1. Illustrating his intense love of the natural world, Beethoven vividly paints a landscape in his Pastoral Symphony. Copland provides a lyrical and energetic arrangement of the familiar celebration tune.

Irina Muresanu, Violin
Described as an artist with musical luster, melting lyricism and colorful conception, international award-winning violinist Irina Muresanu is a renowned soloist and educator. A native of Romania, she has performed with orchestras throughout Europe, North America and South Africa. Muresanu holds faculty positions at both the New England Conservatory of Music and Harvard University.
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