I'm really down to the wire, and I'd intended to do this in monthly intervals, but I figure since I started my 30th year with the notion that 30 was going to be fabulous, I should recap all the ways in which it was.
The joint birthday party
Steph comes to SF
Hiking Mt. Rainier and a long-overdue visit with Cat. There was a street fair and a surprise birthday party and sunny days in Seattle!
July - September were a little bleak, though, given prostate cancer and Lou Gherig's disease and some family stress, and then the endlesses viruses and pink eye and shingles. But there was also that Labor Day visit home and four days spent sitting on the couch. With my whole family. Including the dogs.
Yosemite was a blast, even though it rained.
The two Thanksgivings were tons of fun, and the Espositos were so nice to this random Thanksgiving-day stranger. And they liked my apple crisp. A lot. And somewhere in there I got promoted, but who can remember when since that new job only just started.
In December there was ice skating, in the ballpark no less.
Christmas at home and New Year's in Bodega Bay were an awesome end to the first half of turning 30.
January brought the great computer liberation of 2008, which was one of the lower points of the year, but I did throw a party to celebrate my crime scene, and that was lots of fun.
In January I also signed my life away to Hike For Discovery, and have been training and fundraising like a fiend since then. But that hasn't stopped some other entertainment. And a breakthrough on the stage fright front. And some baseball. And lots of eating. And I still haven't done karaoke, but that's on my list for the first few weeks of 31.
I feel I can say pretty accurately at this point that 30 IS fabulous. Now it's time to line up the pre-31 festivities. Any suggestions?
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