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11 December 2005 @ 07:06 pm
Nice brunch with the in-laws and my misfortune with tickets. :(  
As if this coming week wasn't going to add about 40 pounds to my already "pre-diet" frame, this afternoon Mark & I met the in-laws for a nice brunch at the Plantation Cafe. The food was good and it was nice to see everyone, but one of the nicest things was getting the chance to talk with my mother-in-law. For those of you who don't know, my mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago and has since gone through a lumpectomy and radiation and is virtually cancer-free today. At first, Mark & I agreed that we wouldn't tell her about my mammogram results (yes, I realize this is a public non-filtered post, but I've decided not to keep this a secret anymore...) because we didn't want to worry her needlessly... but Mark ended up telling her at brunch and just talking with her about her experiences with biopsy, treatment, etc. made me feel a little more at ease about the whole thing and now whatever happens, I'm sure I can deal with it.

In other non-health related news, I've been having the worst luck with ticket purchases recently! It's always a toss up for me when I'm planning my theatre trips whether I should wait for tickets to appear on Goldstar for half price or if I should buy the good seats when I see them available for full price... For "City of Angels" I've been looking at ticket availability for weeks now (sometimes better seats free up closer to the performances because of exchanges, etc. so I always check). The other day GREAT seats popped up - AA 2 & 4 (front row - I usually like to be a little further back, but still, prior to that the best seats were all the way in the back!) so I bought them for the Sunday evening performance. THE VERY NEXT DAY, I got an email from Goldstar announcing "City of Angel" tickets... not for any other performance, but for that very show on Sunday night! Gah! :(

As if that wasn't enough bad luck with tickets, on Thursday night, Mark & I had tickets to see "Aladdin" at Diamond Head Theatre as part of our season ticket subscription... but WE FORGOT TO GO! How could we do that? We've never been season ticket holders before and it strikes me as something pretty easy to do (forget to go, that is...) Wonder how many people forget to go to productions in LA that they have season tickets for? I fly there specifically to see shows, so if I have a ticket for a show in LA, chances are good that I won't forget to go! So, aside from feeling a little bummed and silly because we missed the show, it also taught us an important lesson - I'm buying a calendar for the kitchen that has our next ticket dates clearly marked so we don't miss the next one! ;P

Hope you're all having a nice evening... I apologize to those who didn't know about the whole mammogram thing before (though most of you already do), I didn't want to worry people unnecessarily when it could very well turn out to be nothing. Big *HUGS* to all of you.
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I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: (movin out) the selya dancesaudienceawaits on December 12th, 2005 05:25 am (UTC)
The ticket thing is so awkward and I know exactly how you feel! When we go to New York and decide to buy ahead of time, you never know how long to wait for a deal or should you just buy the tickets at full price so that you KNOW you will get good seats. It's so tricky and frustrating. I feel your pain!
Sheri: Sydney *SIGH*shutterbug93 on December 12th, 2005 06:03 am (UTC)
I never know how long I should wait... sometimes I gamble and wait and wind up with horrible seats or once, I couldn't get tickets at all! :P I usually will buy full price tickets for one show to make sure that I can see at least one performance, but this time the one I chose was the only one available on Goldstar! :P
singnycsingnyc on December 12th, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)
Awww {{hugs}} I hope everything turns out alright with your tests! About 2 years ago I had to go to doctor after doctor after doctor because I was really sick. At first they told me I may only have 2 weeks left to live, then they told me I may have cancer. Luckily, they were wrong on both accounts. I know it can be scary. I basically had the same feeling about it that you did. I told very, very few people about it while it was happening. But the people I did tell were extremely supportive and that helped a lot. I truly believe everything will be okay for you in the end.

You forgot to go to a show you had tickets for?!?! What kinf of theatre lover are you?! LOL! Just kidding ;) I had tickets to go see Liza and Joel in concert together a few years ago, but had pass up on going because it was snowing like crazy :(
Sheri: Sherishutterbug93 on December 12th, 2005 06:18 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for your comment. Oh my goodness! That must've been incredibly scary for you! I've been in a bit of a daze for the past few weeks about this, but just like you, I haven't told anyone in my RL about this... (only Mark, my Mom, my boss, and now my Mother-In-Law know). It could very well turn out to be nothing and I don't want to worry them if I don't have to. I just couldn't go on with my LJ posts and not mention it (this is my first un-filtered, public post about it) since it's become hard for me to act as if nothing is going on...

And I can't believe we missed the show! We realized it the next day when I was talking to my boss about the shows we were going to see in NYC. :P Gah! ;)
lindasings on December 12th, 2005 06:58 am (UTC)
Worth a try...
Has Aladdin closed? It's not as uncommon as you think for people to forget their date for a show. Call the theater and explain -- they just might give you seats for another date. Be sure to mention that you're new subscribers -- that could make them more accommodating.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on December 12th, 2005 07:31 am (UTC)
Re: Worth a try...
Actually, Aladdin hasn't closed yet so that's a good suggestion. It couldn't hurt. :) Mark was surprised that we missed it, but was thankful, at least that it wasn't Into The Woods that we missed. :)
karmastyx: Wings- mekarmastyx on December 12th, 2005 08:05 am (UTC)
Sheri... I'm glad your mother in-law knows. I'm sure she will support you as much as she can. I know you'll be fine, but that extra support will only help. I really hope you know how many people here on the internet care about you. You really are a wonderful woman, and I know things will be just fine. You are too much of an angel for it not to be. HUGS! Love ya.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on December 13th, 2005 09:05 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, Laura. You've been such an incredible support to me through all of this. Thanks so much for being such a wonderful friend to me. I just feel so blessed to have gotten to know so many incredible people here (you most definitely included!) Big *HUGS* and much love to you!
Care: angelcare by karmastyxcareleswhisper on December 12th, 2005 09:38 am (UTC)
I agree with everything Laura said. I think it's great that you talked to your mother-in-law. The more support you have, the better. You are strong, and I know that whatever may come from all of this, you can handle it!!! :D I'm still praying for you. Hugs and love my friend! *BIGHUGS*
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on December 13th, 2005 09:06 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for all your support all your good wishes and all the prayers, Carrie! It means the world to me!! Thank you for always being such a great friend to me. BIG *HUGS* and lotsa love!
Carecareleswhisper on December 15th, 2005 08:16 am (UTC)
Thank you, Sheri. You're a great friend too ya know? :)

I also wanted to say thank you for the lovely Christmas card!!! :D Sydney looks a little annoyed lol, but overall very nice.
Sheri: Sydney *SIGH*shutterbug93 on December 15th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you received the card. :) And Sydney WAS so annoyed with us in the photo - she just really wanted to go home at that point! ;)
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on December 13th, 2005 09:08 am (UTC)
Oh my! That must've been very scary for you! :( Thank goodness you found out the next day that it was nothing to worry about! Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers, Sue - they really mean a lot to me!!
karen: easter bonnet boyzwakedistracted on December 12th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had a nice brunch, and that's really great that you were able to talk to your mother-in-law about everything, and maybe lessen your worry a little! *hugs*

I know exactly what you mean about the tickets. It's always such a gamble! :) It's so hard when you're coming to a city specifically to see shows, when you don't live there - you only have a specific few days when you can go, but you also don't want to spend a fortune on tickets, if they are going to be discounted later. We often have that trouble when we go to NYC!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on December 13th, 2005 09:11 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Karen. It was so nice talking with my mother-in-law because it's hard to talk with Mark or my Mom too much about it because they're either worried themselves or they don't want to worry me. For the first time I got to speak with someone who just told me how it is and I liked that. :)

That's the thing about the tickets! If I'm traveling so far to see the shows, I really want to make it worth my time to go and see them and I'd want the best seats possible... but I also know that if I can get them at a discount, that's one more show (potentially) that I might be able to see... *SIGH* so hard...
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on December 12th, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you could talk with your mother-in-law and that this made things a bit easier for you. If you know it, do you like to tell if you get the result right after the next appointment or if you still have to wait?

I'm sorry to hear about the theatre tickets, that really sounds like bad luck to me. To me, I think it's possible to forget to go, especially if one perhaps still has other things in the thoughts. But, I remember that bought a ticket for the second movie of Lord of the Rings and I did not forget it but overslept! Still, I could see it at an other day.

Hope you had a nice day, Sheri. :) Big hugs and much love to you.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on December 13th, 2005 09:14 am (UTC)
It was great talking with my mother in law. Sometimes it feels hard to speak with Mark & my Mom about this because they're worried too and trying not to make me worried. Speaking with my mother-in-law was great because she's been through it and she was willing to speak about it more freely.

And I think you're right, we must've had too much going on that we didn't remember to go to the show. :P We felt a little silly when we realized it though. :P

Hope you're having a nice week, Sabine! Big *Hugs* and lots of love to you!