The past month has pretty much been hellish to live through…and really, I say that knowing that what I’ve gone through isn’t nearly as much as what my parents have gone through.
I have trouble sleeping. I’m not feeling well at all…sore throat, sneezing, & coughing (still…after almost a month). I just feel miserable a lot of the time.
Yesterday I ended up getting a boost in the arm that I really needed. A friend from work (I’ve mentioned the guy before…heh) came over and said that he had an extra ticket to a concert and wondered if I wanted to go.
I asked him how it all came about. Well…last Thursday we had a snowstorm and the concert ended up getting cancelled. It was immediately rescheduled for last night and his wife couldn’t go…so he asked me.
I had already wanted to go to the concert but just couldn’t justify the cost…but for free, I was absolutely ready to check out one of the greatest all-time Canadian bands: LOVERBOY!!
Some people may scoff at them (ahem…Random…), but they put on one hell of a show.
Actually, let me rephrase that. They sounded fantastic. Mike Reno still has the “chops” and the band still sounded tight after years of playing together (still the original line-up, too!). The only thing was that they didn’t move around too much.
Hell…Mike Reno looked like he was stoned or drunk or just plain “odd”. I couldn’t figure out which category he fell into, but he sounded great. This live video from last year is pretty much exactly what he was like last night:
So believe me when I say that last night was a VERY welcome diversion for me. With mom’s operation taking place on Friday, this couldn’t really have come at a better time for me.
Now hopefully I can keep this positive energy with me for the rest of the week.