So Much to Be Thankful For

24 Nov

So apparently I haven’t blogged since Oct. 17? Hmm. Here are some highlights of life since then:

I chaperoned a Girl Scouts camping trip. It was basically hell on earth. I’ll never make that mistake again.

I won a couple of first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club. It’s always nice to have my work recognized by a panel of professional experts.

I went to LA and saw Phil Collins in concert! My seat was in the nose bleed section, but he sounded really good and thanks to the monitors, I could mostly see. He performs sitting down now, so it’s not like he was weaving around the stage. His 17-year-old son is playing drums on his tour and the kid is freaking amazing. My aunt Jerry loved Phil Collins and gave me dubbed tapes of some of his albums (and Genesis albums) when I was a kid, so Phil Collins has a special place in my heart.

Michaela dressed as a Kit Kat bar for Halloween, breaking her fruit tradition. She and Mike made the costume together out of felt and it came out really well!


My brother took Michaela and I to see “Wicked.” He splurged on really good seats (3rd row orchestra!), but it was a pretty late night for Michaela, especially since we went the day after Halloween. She definitely enjoyed it, but she was exhausted. I let her sleep in the next morning and took her to school late. #MomOfTheYear

I voted! There were some races across the nation that didn’t turn out the way I hoped (I’m looking at you, Beto O’Rourke, Stacy Abrams, Andrew Gillum), but it was a much nicer feeling than I had in November 2016.

I saw Morrissey in concert for the 13th time. It was a good show (although nothing will top the one where I got to meet him after!), although it ended in chaos

We went to the Philippines for vacation, which I’ll write about later.

And best of all, the treatment my mom had for her liver cancer seemed to be successful in killing the tumor. She’ll have to go in for monitoring every three months, but for now, she is doing well and things are good.

We have a lot to be thankful for!

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