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Sunday, November 30, 2014


Tomorrow is December 1st!! How did that happen!?

My daughter, Katherine, came home from college this weekend to join us to see the Nutcracker Ballet (Joffrey Ballet)!  The Cleveland Orchestra was amazing, as was the ballet!

I had the time of my life last night! For someone that someones can be in my pjs by 3:00 in the afternoon (hey, I get up early and work hard!), last night was definitely not a normal "jen thing"!

Katherine (pic from a few years ago)
After the ballet, Katherine suggested we check out the Velvet Tango Room (in Cleveland) to have a drink.  She had been there with a friend a few years ago, and loved it.  What a charming place!  The lovely bartender explained to us that their bar was a throwback to the prohibition days.  They had a large menu of amazing "vintage" cocktails!  

While we were enjoy our delicious drinks, one of the nice hostesses asked if we wanted a tour of the place.  Well, of course we did! But it was a very small place, so we didn't think it would be much of a tour.  Wrong!  They have  secret back room, and in this secret room was another entire bar, with people partying and another piano man!  She told us you can actually book the entire room for a party, or make reservations for a smaller group.  I am definitely going back there!

After our drink we were getting ready to leave.  We had seats at the bar, and as as we were standing up, a guy asked us if we were leaving, we said yes, and he was apparently very happy about that (I didn't take it personally, he just wanted our seats!), because he then said he was buying our drinks (the drinks there are not cheap)!  Another good reason to have cute Katherine with us!

I'm not sure what time it was by then, maybe 10:30?  We were hungry so we went to another fun place, "Town Hall", just down the street from the Velvet Tango Room.  That place was packed, with mostly 20-some year olds, and yes I was the oldest there, except I did see one guy that I knew was older than me, yay!!  We ordered some tasty vegan snacks, had a few more drinks, and then headed home.

So I was out after midnight livin' the crazy life!  Katherine is so much fun to be around, and I cherish my time with my kids, since time is going way too fast.  Katherine is my "baby" and already 21.  We have decided when she's back in a few weeks for winter break, we are going dancing together.  We both love to dance!

I'm sure if you are a Mom you know it is the best "job" in the world!  Hug your kids right now!!

Happy Holidays!