Wednesday, September 28, 2016



Wednesday night I get to see Hamilton! Our tickets are terrific, and we got them for face value. (The cheapest scalper seats for tonight are $500+.) I've been listening to the soundtrack, prepping. (I can hear Eliza's voice in my head: "Look around ... look around ...".) I am so excited that my city has come together over a biracial cast rapping about the founding fathers.

What a glorious, positive thing!

I was also looking forward to spending time with my friend Barb. Her life is changing so much. Newly retired, awaiting breast reconstruction, downsizing one home into another ... I don't really know the details of what's going on with her and I was looking forward to catching up.

So when I got the email this afternoon, I felt my stomach drop.

Barb's husband is in the hospital. In the morning they thought it was pneumonia. When I held her and hugged her this evening, the doctors were preparing her and John for the likelihood of lung cancer.

This news exhausted me. I got home and went to sleep on the sofa at 8:00.

2016 has delivered to much pain and hardship to me and to those around me. I can't bear to list it all out right now.

Thank God for the Cubs.






3 comments:

  1. Oh, Gal, I'm so sorry. 2016 certainly stinks for you and those you love.

    I'm sort of jealous you get to see Hamilton. The history teacher in me is dying to go!

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  2. Cancer sucks. It just sucks the life out of everyone - not just the one with the diagnosis. I'm so sorry for your friends and their families, including you. Hugs!

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  3. I will have a good thought for you and your friends...

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