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The weekend was fabulous. I went to see Jesus Christ Superstar with free tickets thanks to Carrie! Fourth Row! And when I got home, I told Gay Boyfriend that I didn't care much for Jesus but I thought Judas was incredible and WAY hot to boot. He laughed and said, "You always go for the bad boys." Then I quick went to bed because I had to be up early for a trip to Minneapolis.

Yes, I drove to Minneapolis for a high school reunion of sorts. It was awesome! I haven't seen any of them since 1991/1992. That's alot of time, people. Alot. Peder and Sarah hosted us. Carrie knew I was coming and I was the big surprise for Holly, Laurie and Meigan and all their children. Seven little girls stole the morning. Girls - most of whom I've only known until then through pictures. Playing, laughing, a few bumps and tears, but when all was said and done, it was an amazing time. And the question was, "Why haven't we done this sooner?" Indeed, why not? And I have to say, I'm not sure that I would have been in a place that I could have shown up until this year. I was ashamed of my problems, ashamed of my lack of husband/kids/house/fabulous career, fearful that I would be judged or leave there feeling like a failure. So, in my world, it was perfect timing. Because all I felt when I was driving home was peace and joy in my heart because I get to be a part of these children's lives, from miles and miles away. It was an absolute treat.

Then I cooked. So go check out my other blog.

17 comments:

coconutgirl said...

sounds like a wonderful weekend! loe how you prefer judas, that's awesome. but the reunion thingy - that's just great. i think that maaaaaybe now i could go to one of those, but i doubt it. i have terrible memories from high school. i shudder to even think of going to something like that. at the same time, i am so curious to know what people are up to. but, you know, that's what facebook is for, right?

coconutgirl said...

um.
loe=loVe.

Kristen said...

I love gay boyfriend. I want to meet him.

Sweetly Single said...

I'm so glad you got to connect with them.... it sounds like it was a great experience!

Sparkling Red said...

I'm glad your timing was right. I went to a high school reunion the summer after I was separated from my first husband, and it was the most depressing thing EVER! It's a sign of really having come to peace with one's life to come away from a reunion like that feeling so good.

LiLu said...

I love when "Home" trips go well. It's always so satisfying! Glad you had fun with your peoples!

BrianAlt said...

You need to get over this, "people will judge me," thing.

Your therapist agrees.

carrster said...

Yay! We had a great time too. Dahlia slept most of the way home. .she was tuckered out from all that chasing around with the other little ones. :)

I can't wait til you can come again to visit us in the summertime! Hiking, baby-time, more chatting to come!!

I'm also really glad the tix to the show worked out. yay for fun weekends!

carrster said...

oh - but you had seen ME since 91/92 - right? right? You weren't just a hallucination last summer, right?

melissalion said...

Well, I hope you know that they aren't judging you. We're all bit players in other people's plays. We're the STARS of our own.

Anyway, this weekend I saw someone from high school who I hadn't seen since graduating too. Made me wish she'd come down to Portland more often.

Vanessa said...

ahh, high school reunion, glad you had fun! not sure if i'll ever go to mine! i checked it out and clip ons look like a piece of cake! i'm going out right now, so i'll pick some up. do you know which color card you want? i have a ton if you want to see some more. just let me know and i'll get started!

Cello Mama said...

It was a treat for us, too, Kate. It really was wonderful to see you and it made a fun day all the more special. Let's not wait so long until the next time, eh?

-Peder said...

We had a blast and were also very glad that we all got together. I totally get what you mean about being judged and I'm glad that you've gotten to a better place. But know that we wouldn't have been that harsh with you, even during the bad times.
Anyway, we're looking forward to the next time!

Meigan said...

Hey - I just want to add that no matter how far away we'll ever be, you will ALWAYS be "Aunt Katie" to my kids! :-)

Love ya, babe. You rock for making that trip. I'm just bummed we didn't plan ahead so you could stay with us for the night or something. Come to WI, k?

Jen said...

Reuniting with old friends and seeing that the love is still the same is awesome. I soooo miss mine. Glad you had such a great weekend : )

buffalodick said...

Some people will always be your friends, no matter what... and some never were..As you get older you see this clearer. Glad you had a ball!

saratogajean said...

Yay for Jesus Christ Superstar!

I've never seen it live but I've always had a crush on the guy who played Jesus in the version my aunt had. I never told my mom because I thought I'd be in trouble.