Monday Mayhem – The things we do for love

This weekend, I saw Rush in concert. Not one of my favorite bands. Wait. I take that back. They used to be one of my favorite bands to mock, but now I’m not allowed to do that. You see, Geddy and the guys are Fodder’s all-time favorite band, so singing ‘Take Off (To the Great White North)” is kind of verboten around here. I say kind of, because I sing it anyway. In my Geddy voice. Always earns me a ferocious scowl.

Anyhow. My man wanted to see Rush. It’s their 40th anniversary, and he’s afraid we wouldn’t have a chance to see them together if we didn’t catch them on this tour. We checked all the venues closest to our home (but not Closer to the Heart) but found they didn’t fit with our schedules. So I came up with a brilliant idea – why not see them in Chicago?


We hadn’t had a chance to visit the city in years–even worse, we hadn’t seen some of my closest friends in longer than I care to admit. A few text messages later, we had a plan (and more than a few snarky comments from the women-folk). Though the Rush doesn’t exactly evoke the same reaction from me as say…Duran Duran, it was the best weekend ever.

We ate. We drank. And we laughed with old friends as if not a day had gone by.


You want to know the best part? [Aside from the fact that there were NO LINES FOR THE WOMEN’S RESTROOMS!] I got to spend time with this happy, happy man.


Nearly sixteen years together and married fourteen at the end of this month, and I don’t think I have ever seen him so carefree and excited about anything. He was over the top, and it was a joy to watch.

Thanks to my ever-generous friend, Kathy, I was also able to spend some time in with my sister, her daughter, son, and daughter-in-law, and my littlest great-niece, Lottie, who is perfect in every way.

How about you? What are some of the things you’ve done just to make someone you love happy?




2 Replies to “Monday Mayhem – The things we do for love”

  1. Awww, seeing all these pictures and reading about your weekend makes me so happy! Sounds like one you’ll never forget.

    I’ve eaten a lot of ice cream in my life to make others happy. I love ice cream too, but I find that whenever someone suggests it, I’m either not in the mood or too full to enjoy it. But it’s a social kind of treat, so I, being a humanitarian, give in and indulge. 😀

    Happy Monday!

  2. “The Things We Do for Love…” Hmm, let’s see. I’ve feigned interest in worn out car parts brought into the house so I can see what’s been replaced. I’ve listened with most of one ear as techy-sounding computer problems have been explained to me in great detail. I’ve watched so many home improvement shows that I’m pretty sure I could hang a door myself. I’ve sweated through dozens of trips to outdoor lumberyards. On the other hand, he recently sat through over 4 hours of Gilmore-related videos, so I can’t really complain.

    Glad your trip was fun and you got to reconnect with so many people. Lottie is a doll!

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