Rent was amazing... the music, dancing and acting were superb! This was not the usual Minnesota actors putting on a Broadway play, it was a one weekend event featuring the original Broadway actors, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp. I am so happy that we were able to get tickets. And best of all, somehow we lucked out and were sitting in the second row!
Today we are going to Mankato to see my dad's family for lunch. It is the first time that we have all gotten together (my dad has 7 brothers and sisters) since my Uncle Lonnie passed away in December. My Aunt received my Uncle's autopsy a week ago and I am sure that it will be the elephant in the room. We are meeting at the Old Country Buffet. I have looked at the menu and what I will eat: backed chicken breast (no skin) + big salad with oil/vinegar + steamed veggies. Wish me luck in resisting temptations!