I have eliminated a few negative people from my life, which isn't always easy to do, but sometimes necessary. And I have new friends I've met through my artisit endeavors who have common interests. I think the hardest thing is keeping up with people and stayng in touch.
We were in Ashland last week and saw three good plays--well, one was more than good; it was a great play. August: Osage County by Tracey Letts was such a strong play about family issues--the idiosyncratic complexities of one family that represent parts of all our family dynamics. It was 3.5 hours long, but with 2 intermissions, which was excellent. I usually fall asleep as soon as the play starts (if only I could knit during the play, I'd have no problem staying awake), but I didn't sleep at all during this one. Maybe the iced coffee during the first intermission helped a little too. I highly recommend seeing this play in Ashland. The actors couldn't have been better chosen for their roles.
Ashland in the spring---
We have a Giants game tomorrow night...I think it's the only one we have tickets for this year. Start time is 4:10, so we're going to Delancy Street for dinner afterwards. I'll take my knitting...always keeps me interested in following the game.