May Memories

I decided to take a break from my daily personal growth exercise to catch you up on what else has been going on in my life. If you’ve been following along with my blog then you know that I am overdue for a monthly review! Last month was full of many blessings and opportunities for personal growth. I have continued to move forward with hope despite the frustration of being unemployed. I do so by making the most of my time off, doing things that would be harder to do if I had a full-time job. As you will see, I’ve been doing so with family, friends, traveling, and spending more time reading.

Me and my boyfriend J’s 3 month anniversary – he isn’t an OU fan, but was a good sport when I gave him the bag

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Cinco de Mayo

Church women’s retreat – Christ Renews his Parish (CRHP)

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Mom’s surgery

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Mother’s Day. I took my mom for an early mani and pedi since she was out of town recovering from her procedure

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Dallas Arboretum

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Hair cut

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10 year anniversary of when I graduated high school…

Top Golf to celebrate J’s brother’s birthday

Family birthday celebrations – J’s brother and nephew

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I started taking Zumba classes at my local gym

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Chicago/Lake Geneva, WI trip with my boyfriend to visit some of his old roommates for Memorial Day weekend

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More dead-end job interviews…

Brother and sister-in-law visited from GA. I hadn’t seen them since the beginning of January and, as my brother and I are close, I was excited that they could finally meet my boyfriend (P.S. my brother approves!) We all had fun at the Ranger’s game together.

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Movies/TV

Parks & Recreation, Seasons 6​-7

MacFarland

Finding Dory

Grey’s Anatomy, Season 13

Books

The Children by Ann Leary

The Assistants by Camille Perri

The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls​

Food Freedom Forever​ by Melissa Hartwig

The Night Circus By Erin Morgenstern

Days of December

Highlights from My December:

Advent

Car accident and visits to the chiropractor (first time going to one)

Work Holiday party

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My brother visiting from out-of-town

Dallas Stars Game

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Busy with holiday parties at work

Worked on making my spiritual-life a higher priority – daily prayers (rosary, novenas)

Officially removed all of m furniture and belongings that I wanted to keep from the house I shared with my ex-fiance. I removed my name from the lease, turned in the key, done.

5 year anniversary of graduating from college.

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Going to see Star Wars, The Force Awakens with my young adult group

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Christmas gift shopping and wrapping

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My brother’s birthday

Holiday Baking

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Christmas

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Christmas Eve Mass
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Christmas Morning
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Yummy Dinner
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Christmas Afternoon
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Yoga Under the Tree
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Santa Paws
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Boomer Festive in His Scarf

Much needed time off work

Flew to Maryland to visit my cousin, Hannah

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New Year’s Eve

 

TV/Movies

The Santa Clause

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Star Wars, Episode IV

Star Wars, Episode V

Star Wars, Episode VII

Holiday Inn

Jingle All the Way (halfway)

Serendipity

Christmas Vacation*

Star Wars, Episode VII (twice in theaters)

 

Books

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon

What were some highlights from your December?