Well, tomorrow Matt and I are off to Houston, Texas for about 6 weeks, where Matt will attend a Kaplan retreat, to prepare for his big medical school exam in March.
We had an extremely busy holiday season, and it’s hard to believe it’s already time to jet off to the Lone Star State. To be honest, I feel a little guilty…This will be the third consecutive New York winter that I’ve managed to avoid. Since we’ve been back in the States, it hasn’t even been that cold, but already I’ve noticed myself daydreaming about the spring and summer in a few months. I am looking forward to enjoying some sunshine again, and also just seeing Texas in general.
When I traveled in the national tour of Les Miz, we went to Houston, and also Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Dallas. Because I was so young, though, I really don’t remember much about it, other than the fact that it was extremely clean there, and sweltering hot. I’m interested to see if it’s how I remembered it.
I have a feeling we are going to enjoy our time in Texas, and for some reason, all week I have hummed tunes from the play Oklahoma (I played Ado Annie in a high school production of Oklahoma.) Okay, so they’re obviously two different states, but they’re both country, so it felt fitting.
Have a listen and see if you agree..(P.S. This song has a special meaning to me, because a high school friend of mine who played Curly in Oklahoma passed away a few years ago, and this song always reminds me of him.)
I have every intention on getting a pair of these during my stay…
I’m also really looking forward to embracing the country culture, and possibly eating some cheesy grits and fried chicken…
I may even try out a southern drawl and bust out a “y’all” or “bless your heart” here or there…
So, off I go.
Stay tuned for more Sarah Smiles Awhile…Southern style.