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Long month

By Tara Zandra | May 1, 2016

I’ve never been a fan of April, and even less so in years where Easter falls in March. Not sure what it is about that month, but it makes me unhappy. That’s not the reason for my silence though, there’s a much simpler explanation. I just can’t find time to type without disturbing others. I don’t want to blog when everyone is up and around in the time after dinner as that’s not a very private time to work. I thought I would do it when Chris and Tabs watch their shows some evenings but the sound of the keyboard is rather loud. Which is also the reason I can’t blog in the morning before the girls get up. Not to mention, it takes a while for the Diet Coke to kick in the in the mornings :)

But I think I have solved the problem! I ordered a bluetooth keyboard to use with my phone! This way I can be anywhere without bothering others and hopefully the keys won’t be too loud.

So April kicked off with two trips to Las Vegas within one week for two concerts- The Killers and the newly reunited Guns N Roses with Axl, Slash, and Duff. They were some pretty spectacular concerts, let me tell you! The Killers went full Vegas style with showgirls, Wayne Newton, and Blue Man Group, to name a few. GN’R rocked pretty damn hard and let me feeling energetic and alive. Worth every penny and every hassle to see them again.

There was a minor mishap which resulted in my car living at the body shop for two weeks.

That made me sad as I loves my car. But I have it back now and it’s purty again.

Tabitha was sick for a week and Daisy has an infected finger so health wasn’t so great in the AncFam.

Other fun times, include seeing the Jungle Book at the Disney Studios and seeing Weezer at the Troubadour.

Then it was fundraising for Relay for Life! I started doing it in 2013 mainly as a favor to a friend. I enjoy walking and solitude so I took the midnight shift of walking the track during the 24-hour event so my friend could get some sleep. I did it in 2014 and actively did fundraising as well. Last year I had to sit out which made me sad but I was back this year! I raised $830 for the American Cancer Society and walked the midnight to 3am shift last night/this morning. I wasn’t alone as a spent most of the time catching up with a friend who came down from Oregon to help. Man oh man was it amazingly good to see her! She sat out a few laps though and I just reveled in the beauty of walking under the stars. The crescent moon rose about 2:30am and was big and gorgeous.

I got to bed after 4am and had to get up just after 9 so I’m definitely feeling it today. I even bowed out of seeing Pentatonix tonight with Tabitha which makes me sad and relieved at the same time. I wanted to see them in concert, but I did not want to be dressed, have to drive to the LA Live area, deal with crowds, get out of a crowded parking lot, drive home, and collapse at some point. If I had gone, I’m pretty sure the next two days would have been horrific. So Chris went in my place and I’m sure they are having a wonderful time. Daisy and I hung out and did our own thing. She tried to get me to play a game but I had to beg off and promise a raincheck for tomorrow or the next day.

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2 Responses to “Long month”

  1. Melyssa R. Says:
    May 5th, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    That is interesting because April has always pretty much been my least favorite month of the year.

  2. Vanessa Says:
    May 10th, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    I don’t like April because it’s the month when I can no longer deny that summer is coming. :) I’d love it if the year just went straight from March back into October!