As I mentioned in Saturday's post, Friday was our fourth wedding anniversary. We planned to celebrate on Saturday evening with dinner at the Magic Castle (which is where we went on our first date).
Late Thursday night, we got a call from Tod's brother Kyle, who asked us if we wanted to use their tickets for Sweeney Todd at the Ahmanson, since they couldn't. Of course, we said "yes", and decided to have dinner at a restaurant downtown beforehand. When my SIL Betsy came by on Friday morning to drop off the tickets, she also brought us a present: two gift certificates to McCormick and Schmick's.
The show was fabulous, and I'm happy that Kyle and Betsy thought of us when they couldn't use their tickets!
Saturday, I'd planned to go to Book Carnival, where Laura Lippman was signing. When I got there, the first person I saw was Jan Burke. We had a nice little chat, I got a copy of Laura's latest book signed, and headed home.
In the evening we went to the Magic Castle. The only dinner reservation Tod could get was for 9:30 p.m., so we went early to catch as many shows as we could before dinner. We actually managed to get a table at 9:00 but still weren't able to catch the Palace of Mystery show until 11:15, so it was quite late when we got home.
Tod had to get up early in the morning because he was playing in church. When he got home, we quickly had brunch, and then headed over to Fullerton to see A Midsummer Night's Dream with Katy, who has to see all of the theater school's productions as part of her course work. It's one of my favourite plays, and the students did an amazing job.
We'd planned on grilling burgers for dinner when we got home, but it was pouring rain when we came out of the theatre, so ended up eating at Angelo's and Vinci's.
Whew! Fun, but exhausting. It feels kind of good to be going back to work today.