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Friday, March 11, 2011

Fortuosity, that's me Byword ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

What does Fortuosity mean!

No such word as fortuosity appears in any dictionary, but it appears to be an attempt at forming a noun meaning the state or quality of being fortuituous.

Someone at Yahoo Answers defines it as:
 1. Occurring by happy chance; lucky; "profits were enhanced by a fortuitous drop in the cost of raw materials." 2. Occurring by accident (lucky or unlucky). [ETYM: Latin fortuitus; akin to forte, adv., by chance, prop. abl. of fors, fortis, chance. Related to Fortune.]

I know what it means to me . . .

Fortuosity - that's me lifestyle . . . at least this week!
There's no doubt my life has been fortuituous!It all began when I had the opportunity to hear this wonderful person speak at our Stake Womens and Young Women's Conference -

Yep - Stephanie Nielson
I'm sure I don't have to tell any of you how AMAZING and INSPIRING she is.
It was a life changing evening. 

Friday night Norm and I attended "Bowls for Humanity" and came away with not one but TWO gorgeous pottery bowls, and bowls of soup and rolls for dinner besides. 


After our pottery pickin's - we headed off to a private concert that we had been invited to by no other than

Marvin Goldstein

Yes!  Held in the home of an amazing family in Orem, it was our great pleasure to hear Marvin Goldstein do his awesomeness on the piano along with the vocally talented Vanessa Joy.

Saturday - was our Sara's (new cutest little daughter-in-law) Birthday.We partied here -


Bruges Waffles and Frites
The home of the most amazing Belgium waffles and Frites in SALT LAKE CITY!

Then on the way home - the hubby and I caught an early movie . . .

"The Tourist"
I loved it!  So cute - you must see it if you're a Johnny Depp fan, the scene where he's running across the rooftops in his flannel pajamas . . . only Johnny Depp could pull that one off ;)

And finally last night -


Hairspray at the Hale!
Totally hiliarious, happy and heartily hip!
My cute neighbor plays the lead - Tracy and was incredible.  So much fun!

And of course on the way home . . . my favorite yogurt from  here.

 . . . small . . . original . . . mangos . . . tiny chocolate chips
I can't wait to see what will be next.


Pedaling said...

wow, you have been fortuous!

Love Marvin Goldstein and the hub and i enjoyed the tourist, as well.

Hope I can still get tickets to see Hales production of Hairspray- my family would love to go.

tammy said...

Love the word.

Love Marvin Goldstein too. I love to play his arrangements on the piano.

Chellese said...

Ahh, the good life. The Kleins are well-deserving! XOXO.

Sue said...

I am so jealous that you heard Stephanie Nielson speak in person. I want to hear more!!! Details, please.


Vanessa said...

I LOVE Bruges! So sad I can't find anything that good here in Texas. :(

And hooray for Marvin Goldstein and Nie Nie! :)

Amy said...

What a dreamy week for you! And I am very jealous that you got to hear Stephanie Nielson. What a blessing for you.

blueviolet said...

Now that's what I call living!

Joy For Your Journey said...

Your life sounds like so much fun!! Hmmmm. I am going to have to step it up a bit and do something a bit more adventurous. I mean after all it is Friday night and I am home on the computer. :-)

Oh, and Vanessa Joy--she lives in our stake. She actually used to be in our ward until our ward divided, but now she is in the other ward--along with Becky Higgins the scrap book queen. So at least I know people with fun lives. :-)

Debbie said...

That just sounds like fun followed by more fun!

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