Day 819 – Thankful for Working On My Book, Looking Back Through Old Blog Posts, and Everything Coming Up Millhouse

With about 10 hours of flight time I’ve had ample opportunity to get back to a project that’s been on the back burner for a while…  my book.  After only getting a couple of hours of sleep (thanks again for letting us crash at your house last night for about three hours Mom!) the entire first flight to Phoenix was spent with my neck pillow and sleep mask on as I snored away.  There was a little procrastination on the flight from Phoenix to Maui too, but I was able to spend a significant amount of time working on it.

The part that was most amazing to me was that unbeknownst to me I’ve been working on it all along!  So much of what I’ve wanted to add over the past 18 months or so has come from my blog posts.  I’ve spent the past couple of hours going through the posts I wrote from August through December of 2017.  After the blog I’ll move on to the posts from 2018.  In sifting through them I’ve found many instances when I blogged about something related to Dad.  I’ve also had the unique opportunity to relive almost 6 months of my life through re-reading some of the highlights from each day.  It’s mind blowing to see just how much I would’ve forgotten had I not captured so many magical little moments.  I’ve been grinning like a fool the entire time, going from one great memory to the next.  I’m so thankful for taking the time to write each post and to spend time going back through them now.

Lastly, I’m grateful for how everything has been “coming up Millhouse” so far today.  My brother shared that phrase from The Simpsons with me a while back and it’s totally fitting today.  In my favorite instance from the show he complains about how his pants  are way too short for him.  All of a sudden there’s a flood and while his pants stay perfectly dry he emphatically proclaims, “Everything is coming up Millhouse!”

While we were boarding the flight from Phoenix the person behind us told the flight attendant his seat was broken.  I started to get nervous as they started to help him find another seat and brought a couple of mechanics onboard.  I was getting pretty nervous that we might be in for a bit of a delay.  As it turned out they were able to quickly fix it, but they’d already moved the individuals who were in the row.  With that being the case the two people sitting next to me moved back to that row, Dominic slid over to my window seat, and the four of us Kreilings had all six seats in the row all to ourselves!  I had to fight back the urge to shout out, “Everything is coming up Millhouse!”  Gotta love how things work out sometimes like that!



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