Broadway ROCKS!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Well what can I say the weekend brought more snow! I am so sick of snow! Seriously can it not stop already? Anyway, Friday afternoon I left work early so I could get home in plenty of time to change for the Pittsburgh Pops Broadway Rocks concert with Aunt Sandy and Uncle Ralph. Well I later found out that it was only going to be Aunt Sandy and I as Uncle Ralph wasn't feeling too well. Of course it was snowing when we went to leave. Roads weren't terrible but they weren't the best either. Made it to Pittsburgh alright and into Heinz Hall. The concert was amazing. The soloists were incredible to listen to. The Symphony was fantastic as usual. And of course they did some of my favorite songs: Mama Mia/Dancing Queen from Mama Mia, You Can't Stop the Beat from Hairspray, The Wizard and I from Wicked, Oh What a Night from Jersey Boys, From This Moment from Jekyll and Hyde, On My Own from Les Mis, I am Telling You from Dreamgirls. And they finished the evening with Phantom of the Opera and Music of the Night. It was an incredible night and I'm so glad I got the chance to go.

No barn on Saturday as I had plans to go shopping with Mom and Dad since we had some coupons for New York & Company that were expiring. But Sunday morning I was back out to the barn early so I could ride with Taryn. We tacked up Bugs and Kaye and headed out to the arena for a jumping lesson. Kaye was feeling good, that's for sure. The evil Door Monster was hiding behind every door in the arena. And she just knew it was coming to get her. Or at least that was the excuse she used to try and spook at every single door. She actually only managed to get two spooks in, the rest I was able to talk her out of. Although I could feel she was just waiting for the chance. Every muscle in her body was trembling in anticipation. Getting to work helped to get rid of all that extra energy. Bonnie set up a one stride in and out for us. Then there was another fence set up to be taken as an offset two stride after the first part of the in and out. Unfortunately I let my nerves get the best of me. We watch Taryn go through it a few times and then Bonnie lowered the fences for me. After that we had a pretty decent lesson, I'm just mad at myself for letting me get to myself like that. I really was doing so well, and then that stupid surgery and time off really set me back.