Monday, June 23, 2014

The "I got out of the house" Weekend

I actually ventured out this weekend. I learned that I currently have about a 2 hour limit on public appearances, but it was wonderful to be out and to see a lot of friends.

It was Pride Weekend in Columbus. George Takei was the Grand Marshal of the parade, which I think is super cool. We were invited to two brunches on Saturday; I made it to one, which also involved walking about a half mile (that was a little rough so we took a Car2Go home). I did not go to the parade.

Our flags; a necklace that I wore as a bracelet

Saturday night a bunch of us went to see Ben Folds play with the Columbus Symphony as part of the Picnic with the Pops series. I wasn't sure how this would go for me, but I really wanted to see/hear Ben. It worked out well for me that I didn't have to walk far at all and I was hooked up with a sweet reclining chair so I was as comfortable as possible. I did make it for the whole show, but I was more than ready to get out of there by the end. (The concert itself was fabulous!)

Photo on left courtesy of Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
Top right was my view - thank God for the screens on the side.
Bottom right - my peeps gathered around me.

Also on Saturday I was busy following Steph's photos of Relay for Life. I got some texts from her as well to show me these luminaries in my honor:

So cool to have this support from Philly!

And speaking of cancer fundraisers... In late July Aaron is going to ride in the Pan Ohio Hope Ride, sponsored by the American Cancer Association. It's a four day bike ride beginning in Cleveland and ending in Cincinnati (328 total miles). Please don't feel obligated to donate, but if you're looking for somewhere to send your charitable contribution dollars, his page is here.


  1. Lovely weekend for you, I'm glad you're mindful of your limits! XOXO

  2. Loving that support all the way from Philly-- so cool! And I love Ben Folds, I'm glad you got to go ;)

  3. I'm glad you were able to enjoy a little summer sun this weekend. You have awesome people that support you and a whole community that is #inittogwenit :) Also, not sure how you're feeling but i think I might be in your neck of the woods on Wednesday night.

  4. Yayyy for getting out of the house!! It does take a while to bounce back after surgery but you'll be up and around again in no time.

  5. So happy to hear you were able to get out! I still have "Picnic With The Pops" on my list of Columbus things to do. I've heard nothing but great things about it. Hope you are continuing to recover well!

  6. It's great that you were able to get out of the house, even for a little bit, and you enjoyed yourself. Knowing limits is so important, too.

  7. So happy you were able to enjoy the weekend, I had been thinking of you! And still, very jealous you saw/heard Ben Folds. I have such a nerd boy-piano playing crush on him. Except that awful Brick song. Not sure I will ever forgive him for that. When I saw the pics of the luminaries from Steph's walk, I cried. You're so loved! <3 <3

  8. What a great weekend to get out! I love Ben Folds! George Takei is the grand marshal of the parade here in Seattle today too. He's a busy guy!


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