Sunday was a day spent working at getting out of a funk.
Started the morning by meeting for coffee with my sister, Ele and my friend, Kristen. Our favorite spot for this is Dunkin’ Donuts.
I was very good. I don’t know why but even though it was pretty chilly…I wanted iced coffee. With a shot of sugar-free cinnamon syrup, it was very tasty.
Some other people were not as well-behaved…
Ele certainly enjoyed herself!! 😉
We chatted for a good long time. We love going to DD because no one tries to shoo us out, we can sit as long as we like. It was so nice to have a chance to get together again!
I now have this in my possession…
I started it last night and I’m already caught up in the continuing story. I didn’t read as much as I would have like because I was, of course attending the Oscars. I’m going to work on devouring it today!
Ralph and I took a quick trip to the WaWa to get some lunch ( I realized I hadn’t actually eaten so I thought it was a good idea.)
WaWa lets you build your own sandwich. I had pepper jack cheese melted on the bun, then spinach, tomato and roasted red pepper added. It was delicious. It was also very filling which helped me with my recent issues with grazing in the evenings.
While watching the Oscars all I had was popcorn, an orange and a Tootsie Pop. Accompanied by water of course. I was very proud of myself for that and for staying awake for the entire ceremony. 😉
One interesting side note is that I’ve actually met one of last night’s winners. My best friend from college was George Potts who was a costume designer. He worked on quite a few Broadway productions and movies. (I actually have clippings of Richard Chamberlain’s hair that George saved for me while working on a show with him.)
During one of my visits with George in New York, he introduced me to J. Roy Helland. Roy is an amazing makeup artist. Back then one of the people he worked with was a rising young actress named Meryl Streep.
In the years following, being a fan of Meryl Streep and the kind of person who watches All of the credits in a movie, I would notice Roy’s name always appearing in her movies.
It was so exciting to see him win for Best Makeup for “The Iron Lady.” It was additionally exciting to hear Meryl Streep thank him in her acceptance speech and talk about their long collaboration.
It is all the more touching to me because my friend, George passed away about 14 years ago and tomorrow is his birthday. I know he would be very proud of his old friend, Roy.