I’m already so over the whole “it’s pitch black at 4:30 p.m. when I leave work” thing. It’s miserable and I hate it, make it stop.
I’m still involved with the local theater group. They performed RENT this month, and I helped coordinate the program, like I’ve done with shows over the past year. My work friend who got me involved with the group came over to watch Tick, Tick…Boom! before we went to see the show. The movie is a semi-autobiographical musical about Jonathan Larson’s life, the guy who wrote RENT. The show was really good, and everyone in it was so talented.
Josh helped me put up my Christmas decorations, and I went home for Thanksgiving. We get Wednesday through Friday off for the holiday, and I took Monday and Tuesday off last week, too. I went out to breakfast with my mom and her friend and her son, went to Target, went on a few walks, read, and watched Netflix. It was nice to have a few days off to myself. Aside from that, I didn’t do too much this month. I’ve been wearing lots of comfy clothes and reading and watching TV.
At work, we participate in a local Festival of Trees event—I’ve been part of it since I started four years ago, coming up with the theme and finding all of the items—and we went down the Friday before Thanksgiving to set it up. The theme is A Journey Through Campus, meaning the swag that comes with the tree is related to different areas on campus, and the white tree has ornaments on it in our university colors.
I ran twice but I’ve been really into walks this month. It’s been in the high 40s/low 50s here and sort of sunny, so I’ve been taking advantage of that weather and going for long walks in my neighborhood. Will I ever run again? We may never know.
Josh and I went to our first Springfield Thunderbirds game of the season on Thanksgiving Eve. It’s a tradition we’d like to start since it wasn’t too crowded.
Although the New York Giants have lost their last two games, they’re still 7-4, better than they’ve been in years.
What I’m Watching
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
- East New York
- FBI: Most Wanted
- New Amsterdam
- Law & Order
- Law & Order: SVU
- Law & Order: Organized Crime
- CSI: Vegas
- Good Bones
- Dynasty (S2E3-S3E2)
- Blockbuster (S1E1-S1E10)
- Down to Earth with Zac Efron (S2E1-S2E3)
- Tick, Tick… Boom!
- Trevor Noah: I Wish You Would
- The Kardashians (S1E1-S2E2)
What I’m Reading
- Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus: 4 stars
- A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny: 4 stars
- Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan: 2 stars
- My Summer Darlings by May Cobb: 3 stars
- Set on You by Amy Lea: 2 stars
My Questions For You!
- How was your month?
- For my American friends, how was your Thanksgiving?
- On a scale of 1-10, how festive are you feeling about the holidays? (10 being the most festive)