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15 June 2003 @ 08:01 pm
Survived Another Father's Day...  
First of all I wanted to thank all of you for the wonderful words of support in my last post - I was getting a bit depressed about Father's Day and you all helped to pull me out of the funk I was in... *hugs* to all of you! :)

I have to say that today wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be - I had been dreading today for a while now - whenever I turned on the TV or opened a newspaper all I saw was talk of Father's Day sales and Father's Day this or that and it was getting a bit depressing. But Mark & I did go to Punchbowl today to visit my Dad and I brought him the little bouquet of flowers that I got for him and I was pleasantly surprised to see so many beautiful flowers, leis, etc. there. I think Mark is a bit uncomfortable whenever we visit my Dad's grave because he doesn't know how to act. I usually don't stay there too long, and I think he wonders if I leave so soon because I don't want him feeling uncomfortable. It's partly that, but to me, my Dad isn't there at Punchbowl - he's there everyday with me in my memories and though I'll go to visit and bring him flowers, the place that he's most alive in is my heart. :) And I don't feel bad about that at all. :)

SO - on to happier things since I've probably be-labored this Father's Day issue enough for one day. ;) I've semi planned out my next LA trip... but once again, I'm waiting for the last minute air fares that Aloha offers and just kills me that I probably won't know for sure about my flights until a week or so before I leave. :P Contemplating other shows while I'm in town - but all the theatres that I usually frequent (The Colony, Laguna Playhouse, Reprise) are all dark that weekend. :(

And how I wished I lived in NYC sometimes... THIS would be just wonderful to see... Not for Melanie Griffith, though - but for Norm Lewis (the man has the voice of a God!), Raul Esparza, and Carolee Carmello. :) But, *sigh* no NYC for me until next year... :(
Current Mood: peacefulpeaceful
Current Music: "A Miracle Would Happen" - The Last 5 Years
terramera on June 16th, 2003 12:07 am (UTC)
Does Melanie Griffith sing in this show? It sounds awesome!
Sherishutterbug93 on June 16th, 2003 09:23 am (UTC)
She probably will sing - since she's getting ready to make her big "Chicago" debut on Broadway soon. It does sound like a great show (to see Norm Lewis sing live?? *SIGH*) - too bad it's so far away - AND so expensive to get there! :(
Care: mecareleswhisper on June 16th, 2003 12:38 am (UTC)
I thinks it's cool that your dad has a place in your heart. Your outlook is always so positive. :) *hugs*

I've never waited until the last minute on flights. I'm too scared to try hehe. You're a brave soul. Have a nice week. :)
Sherishutterbug93 on June 16th, 2003 09:26 am (UTC)
Thanks, Carrie. :) You always say the sweetest things. *hugs*

And boy this wait and uncertainly about my flights is killing me - usually I'm so NOT like this, but if I can save a few hundred dollars - I'll take the uncertainty any day. :) Hope you have a nice week. :)
I'm just a girl in the world...: Gwen Dancingi_am_angieface on June 16th, 2003 06:48 am (UTC)
Im happy to hear yesterday was a little easier than you thought it would be. :-)

And the heart is the best place to keep someone alive. :-)
Sherishutterbug93 on June 16th, 2003 09:28 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for your kind words - You're such a sweetie! :) I hope you're feeling better this morning too... Please take care! :) *hugs*
irisheyes77 on June 16th, 2003 08:41 am (UTC)
I must have missed your other post, but I'm sorry. I can't imagine how hard it would be to get through Father's Day with your father no longer around. :(
Sherishutterbug93 on June 16th, 2003 09:29 am (UTC)
Thanks Amanda. And I'm sorry you had to go through such a sad weekend too. :( Please take care! *hugs*
Life Sushi! ...interesting, tasty and raw!katya_doll on June 16th, 2003 11:00 am (UTC)
your Dad would be so pleased with the woman you are.
I am always touched/moved by the things you say and do. Your surveys, pictures, or little jokes are uplifting. The support you
give your performance art friends is aboslutely inspirational!
huge hugs on this past Fathers Day to you!
Sherishutterbug93 on June 16th, 2003 11:51 pm (UTC)
Awwww thanks so much for your sweet words, Katie! :) They meant so much to me. :)In fact, your reply has made me rather teary! Hope you had a wonderful birthday, you only deserve the best! :) *big hugs*
Life Sushi! ...interesting, tasty and raw!katya_doll on June 17th, 2003 05:22 am (UTC)
you are more than welcome! You need to hear it once in a while, eh? I had a great birthday thanks to my LJ friends and all!
*big hugs backatcha*