June Bugs

 

Last month was very busy, but things FINALLY began taking a positive turn last month. Keep reading to see what I mean:

My brother and sister-in-law visited from Georgia. I hadn’t seen them in over 5 months which was much too ling in my book. Plus, it was the first time that they got to meet my boyfriend (Facetime is nice, but not the same).

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Took my dad to a concert for an early Father’s Day gift – A Hard Night’s Day (Beatles cover band)

Started crocheting again

Visited our family friend’s new baby – it had been YEARS since I held a newborn

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Celebrated our family friend’s (the Faulkners) 90th birthday. Bill lives in Minnesota with his wife and his health has been diminishing due to Alzheimer’s Disease in recent years. I make a point to see him and his beautiful family as often as possible

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Started trying out BeachBody on Demand’s 7 day Shaun T workout. Even though I didn’t quite make it through (I’m not great at HIIT workouts), I enjoyed the other video options and was proud of myself for taking the initiative for working out at home.

Presented my Faith Share aka Life Story to my small women’s group – talk about emotionally draining…

Family Reunion in Iowa

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Started my new job!!!

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Celebration Dinner


Movies/TV

New Girl, Season 6
Lion
Wonder Woman 

Books

Food Freedom Forever​ by Melissa Hartwig
The Night Circus By Erin Morgenstern

 

What were the ups/downs of your June?!

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?

Notes on November

Daylight Savings began…

Baking

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An well-known association in the industry I work in hosted their November reception, dinner, and meeting at the venue where I work

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Visited our family friend, Maria

Veteran’s Day

Girl’s Night

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Movie Night with Mom

Returned to the Young Adult Group, Encounter, That I Had Been Attending Last Fall – Dubbed the “Prodigal” Child of Encounter  – Felt welcomed by familiar faces and meet some real cool new people

Back to counseling…

New pet – Monet the Betta

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Carnivals

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Continued moving things out of my old house and into my parents’

Thanksgiving

The Turkey Trot

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Caught up with old friends over coffee (tea for me)

Assisted with day-of wedding coordination

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Dad’s Birthday – My mom and I took him to lunch then to the Kimbell Art Museum

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TV/Movies

Scandal,  Season 5

Grey’s Anatomy, Season 12

While you Were Sleeping (re-watched – a fave of mine)

Raising Helen (re-watched)

Elf (re-watched)

Inside Out

Pitch Perfect 2

Uncle Buck

A Christmas Card (re-watched)

A Charlie Brown Christmas

 

Books

Plain Song by Kent Haruf

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue