The truth is, I don’t think the day could have gotten much better. Last night at midnight (officially V-Day) my boyfriend gave me tickets to see Tony Bennett in concert. He remembered hearing me say that it would be amazing to see him in concert so weeks ago he planned to make that happen on V-Day.
We drove up to the casino in Connecticut where he would perform. We ate dinner, did some gambling and a little shopping then we saw Tony Bennett perform for 85 minutes without missing a beat. The man is 83 years old, but he’s light on his feet. And he’s still an incredible vocalist. He wasn’t just good for his age, he was as incredible now as anyone my age. But the thing that impressed me most about him was his stage presence – he really looked like he was having fun, his humility and the fact that he named the school he founded in Queens after Frank Sinatra rather than himself. How cool is that?
Happy tears were streaming down my face as he sang “The Way You Look Tonight.” And when he sang “I Left My Heart In San Fransisco” I found myself, once again, marveling at the fact that this is my life to live. I am so thankful that I got to see such an icon croon love songs on such a romantic day.
After the show we gambled a bit more, and we left winners which is even better. The valet parking area was full when we arrived so we had to park at the top of a parking garage. The elevators were jammed so we walked down several flights of stairs choosing to make our way into the casino. On the way back, the elevators were empty, but I suggested that we walk back up rather than taking the elevator. Boyfriend was fine with that so I jogged all the way up several flights. I wanted to get my heart pumping, and I did. I felt like a rock star by the time I reached the top so jogged to the car too. 🙂
This was easily the best Valentine’s Day I’ve ever had. Oh, and before I forget, my bf also gave me a new charm for my Pandora bracelet. It’s an apple with a little worm coming out of it. I’m a bookworm who lives in the ‘Big Apple’ so, of course, I love it. 😉
If you know me, you know I gush a lot about how thankful I am for my life and the people in it. And today is no exception. I cannot imagine why I’ve been blessed with so much, but I won’t even question it. I’ll just keep being thankful and keep living each day.
What did you do/receive for Valentine’s Day? I hope you felt loved because you certainly are. If you don’t believe that then just ask me to prove it, and I will.