Hello folks! I am still alive! May has been SUCH a busy month for me.
The end of April and early May is always a busy time for me at work since it’s the end of the spring semester. We took on a new feat this year by doing a virtual Commencement with live portions. I handled the social media posts leading up to the weekend and was on campus in the field house—where we usually have Commencement—to post live from the event. There were live portions but also pre-recorded sections. It was our first time ever doing something like this and we all breathed a sigh of relief when the weekend was over.
The theater group I volunteer with had their first fully streamed musical this month. I was able to stop by one of the dress rehearsals and then a few of us got together to watch the stream. The musical was Something Rotten and it was my first time ever seeing it; I really enjoyed it and have been listening to the soundtrack on my drives. I had been helping with their social media but this summer I’m going to be shifting my talents to helping with videos, e-blasts, and the website.
I took last week off from work because my birthday was last Tuesday. (I always take vacation time around my birthday because it usually falls around Memorial Day plus I refuse to work on my birthday.) My mom and I share a birthday, so we went out to dinner Tuesday night. And then on Wednesday I thought I was going over my boss’s house to exchange gifts (his birthday was in the middle of the month) but it turned out to be a surprise birthday party for me with some of our co-workers! I totally wasn’t expecting it at all but it was so nice to finally be able to hang out with everyone since we’re all vaccinated now.
Another reason why I’ve been so busy is that I bought a condo! I’ll have more information in June once things are more concrete but it happened super quickly and I spent most of my vacation making phone calls and appointments. My closing date is in early July so June will be another hectic month for me. One good thing is that the condo is still in town—it’s on the other side of town from where I’m currently living with my parents—and I’ve already recruited some of my co-workers to help me move.
Uh, what’s running? I ran 3 times this month 😂 Whoops.
Hahahahah yeah, no. I’m pretty sure that Google doc is collecting dust right now.
The Sox aren’t doing too bad, unlike my fantasy baseball team. It’s embarrassing how bad I am at fantasy baseball.
What I’m Watching
- Keeping Up with the Kardashians
- FBI: Most Wanted
- Law & Order: SVU
- Law & Order: Organized Crime
- To Catch a Smuggler
- A Late Show with Stephen Colbert
- Home Town Takeover
- Bar Rescue
- Good Girls
- Louisiana Law
- Prodigal Son
- New Amsterdam
- Big Time Rush (S2E27-S3E2)
- The Circle (S1E1-S2E10)
What I’m Reading
- When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole: 4 stars
- Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball by Luke Epplin: 5 stars
- Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano: currently reading
- The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy by Chris Murphy: currently reading
(It hasn’t been a good reading month for me, which is out of character. I just haven’t had the time or when I do try to read I can’t concentrate on the book. So I’m just trying my best and reading when I can.)
Instead of reading I’ve been cross stitching! I finished my second one which is ice cream cones and started a third one. My parents got me a bunch of cross stitching supplies for my birthday—like fabric, thread, hoops, etc.—so I can start ordering patterns now from Etsy instead of the kits. This is the one I’m working on now.
I also suffered pretty badly with my allergies this month. I normally have issues with pollen every spring but this year it was SO bad. I got an air purifier for my bedroom that’s helped and thankfully we’ve had some rain this weekend to wash away the pollen.
My Questions For You
- How was your month?
- What was one fun thing you did in May?
- What does your June look like?