I wish I could say I took advantage of some of the great shows in San Diego last week, but we cut out of Pete Yorn early on Tuesday and I had this (literal) pain in my neck that left me feeling nauseous. It's still bugging me, but not quite as bad, so I've tried to get back into the real world. On Friday, Nova had her winter band recital and then we took her, a friend, and my nieces to the ALT949 Family Night at Sea World. You know, I really have conflicted feeling about the place which maybe I'll get into on another post, but it was a fun night and my sister and uncle joined in the fun, so it was a nice night and the lights everywhere in the park are pretty magical. On Saturday, Nova and I went on an adventure while Darren worked, catching the bus to La Mesa for Holiday in the Village, then getting on the trolley for a stop to eat at Carnitas Uruapan where Darren met us and drove us to the Zoo for Jungle Bells, after which we took the bus home. On Sunday we took our dog to Fiesta Island for the sunset and then attempted to catch the Holiday Boat Parade in the Big Bay but we didn't plan ahead enough and just couldn't find a place in time. I guess I shouldn't be surprised the poor kid caught some sickness and missed school on Monday. This week has some sweet offerings but now with the sick kid, who knows how the week plays out. I did listings through December 26th this week, and I'll go in and update so it's not such a pain in the ass to scroll later in the week. In the meantime, sleep well, drink lots of fluids, wash your hands, and do whatever it takes to avoid that icky winter bug.