@Temperance, I thank you for pulling me back in...I've missed this friendly forum. I hope you feel better soon too.
Two of my daughters kind of forced me to go to downtown Chicago to the Goodman Theater with them tonight to see the play The Music Man, and I had the BEST time! Three of my granddaughters went with, and they loved it. Actually, come to think of it, my teenage granddaughters took US...and we had awesome seats that were each worth $128..that we got for $5 each. (But my oldest daughter always finds these great perks because she's a Girl Scout Leader and a Veteran, and then she tells the kids about them.)
Here's the info for anyone else in Illinois (not just Chicago) to sign up their teenagers, and then they can take YOU to great professional plays...cheap! (they're trying to instill a love of the arts in younger people, and also make sure kids who maybe couldn't afford it otherwise can go.)
PS The Music Man got a standing ovation 🙂
PPS I almost didn't jump back into posting because I'm sure I've missed SO much of everyone's good and bad news...but I'm just going to hold my breath and close my eyes and do it. (I'll try to read backwards more tomorrow..it's almost 4am now)
My kids are bad influences..dragging their old mom all over Chicago 😊💗