Mama Diaries

Monday, July 21, 2014

Crazy Mama

This past weekend, my son and I went up to Ohio for my dad's birthday, and for my high school 25 year class reunion.  We didn't fly.  We drove.  Which was completely nuts!  It took fourteen hours to get there, and a little over twelve to come back.

Near the end of our trip, we made a stop for dinner - at Subway.  Behind the Subway shop, was the Georgia Winery.  I knew I had to go there!

"Bubba," I said.  "We're going to make a little stop at the winery before we leave."

He looked at me funny.  "Okay, Mama.  Whatever."

Then I got a funny look in my eye.  "And do you know what else?"

"What else, Mama?"

"I'm going to play my violin over there."

He nearly choked on his sandwich.  "You are not!"

"Yep, I am."

He grinned.  "That's insane!  Mama, you're just overtired and acting immature!"

I giggled.

He giggled.

Pretty soon we were both laughing really hard.

"Okay, come on.  I'm going to play!"  I got up, went back to the car, and grabbed my violin.  I walked over to the winery, where a bunch of people were standing around in the parking lot.  And I started playing.

My son shook his head.  "Mama, if the police come and arrest you, I'm going to tell them I had nothing to do with it!"


And guess what?  I have pictures to prove it.  So you who like pictures - don't fall off your chair for this!

                            Here's the sign above the entrance of the Georgia Winery.




                              Here's me playing some lovely Bach music outside the winery.





      And as an added bonus, here's me at my reunion Mass with a few of my former classmates.  (I played for it, which is why I had the violin in the first place!)




48 comments:

  1. You're certainly the most stylish and youngest looking in that reunion pic :)

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    1. Aww. Thanks, Dezzy! You made my day!

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  2. sounds like a free spirit, fun adventure.

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    1. That it was. You never know what might happen when Mama is overtired!

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  3. A professional performance! Not crazy at all. Tell him he needs to come to one of my band's performances if he wants crazy.

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    1. I'd love to see one of your band's performance. I bet it would be awesome!

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  4. Good for you Sherry, I bet the performance went down well.

    Thanks for your comment, much appreciated.

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    1. I didn't play long, but it was fun. Bubba will be talking about that for a while!

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  5. You go, girl! You look so cute, playing your violin. Like a teen! My 25-year reunion was last year...we can't possibly be old enough to be having a 25-year h.s. reunion, can we?

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    1. Haha! Everyone tells me I look like I'm twelve years old. So there's no way you or I could possibly be old enough for a 25 year reunion!

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  6. You and Elisa need to get together, violins in hand. You'd have the world on a string. Two beautiful young women, playing violins so beautifully.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. That would be so much fun! Elisa is a great player. I'd love to hear what kind of music we could make together!

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  7. Sounds like a very eventful weekend! Hope you got some good tips for your performance.

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  8. What fun! You gave those folks at the winery a free concert. What more could they possibly want? (They already HAD the wine...)

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    1. I'm not sure they realized what a good thing they had! ;0)

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  9. You're so much fun! Did you get some free wine for playing?!

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    1. Haha! Yes, I can be a little crazy - especially when I'm overtired. No, I didn't get any free wine. That probably would've been a bad thing, since I had to drive a little longer to get home!

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  10. Hopefully they gave you some free wine for the show

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    1. No free wine. I felt so under appreciated. ;0)

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  11. haha when the mood strikes, jump out and play

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    1. Absolutely! You have to let your hair down once in a while!

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  12. Well at least Bubba has your back =P

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    1. I knew you'd be pleased! ;0)

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    2. I was. I used all caps and an exclamation mark.

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    1. Sure. You got a party? I'll be there! ;0)

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  15. How fun! What a great memory for you and your son. I am sure it was nice for all the folks at the winery. :)

    Love the pictures!

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    1. I hope they enjoyed it. They probably thought I was some nutcase fresh out of the psychiatric ward! ;0)

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  16. Wow, such fun. I wish I had known about the impromptu performance at the winery, that's less than a couple of hours from me. Just think of the tales Bubba can tell his friends now. :)

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    1. I know - I wasn't too far from you. If I had known I'd be so impromptu, I would've let you know. ;0)

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  17. How wonderful to be able to carry your music with you wherever you go. I know people must love hearing you play. . .even Bubba! :-)

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    1. That's funny you said that, because Bubba always asks me to stay in the living room to practice when he's in there working on the computer. He says he likes listening to me. The first time he told me that, I nearly fell over!

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  18. Insanity always leads to the best stories!

    (Also, I agree, you do look like the youngest! And I love your hair.)

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    1. Thanks, Rachel!

      I'm full of lots of insanity. Which is probably why I have so many stories to tell!

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  19. What a fun trip. Yes, that's a long drive, but well worth it to meet up with high school buds and be spontaneous with your music.

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  20. I'm right there with ya- I took a street performers trumpet when it was offered and played a little jazz right there on the spot. It was fun and made me feel super free and young. I'm glad you had a great trip and that you still had your humor even after a long drive.

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    1. That is cool! I wish I could've heard you play.

      You have to have a sense of humor - otherwise you cry! ;0)

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  21. I loved that you played, but I have to say Bubba has mastered one-liners. I would be laughing all the time.

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    1. Bubba certainly has an endless supply of one-liners in his bag of tricks!

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  22. Very cool. Why couldn't you come play in Orlando? I'd totally show up--and maybe even drop a dollar as a donation. ;)

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    1. Haha! You have any wineries down there? I might just do that. ;0)

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  23. Cool pictures! and your so talented! i would have loved to hear you play!

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