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Monday, April 30, 2012

What a weekend!

Friday was date night and it was very nice. My girls did try planning their activities on that night and I had to put my foot down. It never ceases to amaze me that you tell them something and it goes through their head out the other ear. Tom and I went to Red Lobster, the casino and just had a very nice night. We DID receive a couple of text from the girls "she won't leave me alone!!" teenagers.

But Saturday.....Oh Saturday. My middle one, Kate LOVES ColdPlay, the group. So we had bought her concert tickets to go see them. Tom and I, although familiar with some of their songs did not know as many as she (she memorized their albums)

Words cannot possibly describe this event. When we drove two and a half hours to get there they give you this bracelet. It's a simple bracelet and they have signs that say "put on the bracelet, it's part of the show" No one knows what these things do and I just hoped that they didn't blow my hands off with it..anyway you put this thing on and we watched the first two acts. Not bad, kind of plain and two hours long.

At 9ish the lights go off and my daughters start freaking out. Ear to ear grins that were totally contagious. Then out of no where 18,000 different lights light up the room. It was our bracelets and OMG it looked like a Christmas snow globe!! Then the lasers came, and the stage lit up and confetti kept flying up out of the floor filling the stadium!! Then inflatables (yes infalatebles) would just appear in our rows and disaaprear.

In a nutshell, even if you don't know who ColdPlay was....even if you didn't like their music....it was by far the best freaking concert I've ever seen. You couldn't help but to be mesmerized by everything around you. The lights were intoxicating and the sound simply breathtaking. It turns out I do like their music. The two hours that they played went by so fast that my only regret was that it ended. I remember thinking at the encore, "the only way this show would be perfect is if they played 'Tears of a Waterfall'"....last song.

perfect. simply perfect


justice cannot be done with a picture.

Well, today begins a new Monday and I'm beginning a new page, a new month and a new goal...which is the old goal.

I just broke it down a little. I need to stay focused on the prize, which is now plastered all over the background of my page. I either want that dress of the florwal springie one....

and a pair of shoes...pink.

But first, I have a run this weekend. Just me. No kids, no hubby just me to try and see what I can do. I have to buy a pair of running shoes though as my old ones are what.....a year and a half old? Shins are starting to hurt with them. Anyone have Rykas? Going to get me a pair of those.

So May Day May Day!!

Going to Clean Eat (have my menu, shopping done)

Going to Hip Hop Abs/Slim Series for ST & extra cardio

Going to FINISH my C25 and runs....

Goal 10 pounds or 165 in May..

ready?

set?




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  • v KIM_POSSIBLE77
    I loved the text that you sent me (the wee hours of the morning here) about how great the concert was. LOL I'm glad that you all had a great time, I knew you would they are a great band! I'm also loving the dress....where did you find that at? That would be a perfect cruise dress....or just a summer date night dress.
    We are going to totally blow this month away...we have to as we SO owe it to ourselves! Love you!
    1484 days ago
  • v BAKER1009
    Alright, this all sounds good...so let's do it Cori!! Let's KILL May!!

    Hey, that concert sounds amazing. I love Coldplay...started listening to them around 2003 maybe? Whenever Yellow came out. Glad you had a good time! What an awesome mom you are.
    1485 days ago
  • v GWTRIKER
    That is a wonderful dress! I have a pair of Rykas, they are probably 8 years old. I bought them to use with my treadmill. My understanding is they are made for women with a narrower heel. I quit using my treadmill a couple years ago due to knee problems.

    Good luck on the 10 pounds!
    1485 days ago
  • v ENDUROVET
    Wow, that's great - glad y'all had such a wonderful time!

    As repercussions from our EW&F concert weekend are fading, I keep reminding myself what a good time WE had, hopefully something Z will remember for years to come - makes all the turmoil seem worthwhile...

    Right now my feet aren't complaining too badly in my Nike Lunaglides - after years of "correctional" shoes, last summer I went minimalist... Of course I'm not cranking out long distances anymore - a "long run" for me is 5K, but doing that pain-free is saying a lot.
    1485 days ago
  • v LEAELLEN07
    I wish I could go see Coldplay. I'm glad it was a good experience. I'm sure your daughter will treasure the memory forever.

    1485 days ago
  • v KRISTALD76
    Wow, the concert sounds amazing!! I like Coldplay...wish they would come to Korea while I'm here! I've been going to concerts as American acts come here. This past weekend I went to Lady Gaga. Expecting an amazing show!!!!! It was a complete flop!!! The stage was waaaaayyy too far away for anyone not in the very front standing row, her sounds were horrible, her mic kept stopping, she fell a couple of times (although i only know that cause of people who were on that front row), and the story line of her theatrical performance made no sense. Oh well.....At least she had clothes on, actual clothes, not raw meat. :)
    1485 days ago
  • v BLUE42DOWN
    Even the picture is beautiful - that must have been a most amazing experience.
    1486 days ago
  • v MIAJOEB
    Golly. it sounds like fun. 10 pounds is a good goal.
    I will keep reading your blog
    1486 days ago
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