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tl;dr January 2015

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I have not yet managed to sum up my year (priorities!), but I can handle a month. Here’s what I was up to:

That is a lot more than I thought I’d have to share. My life got kicked into high-gear a little bit in December, but it is so much better than my days of being at home every night that I’m grateful for the flurry of activity. Did you make it through December okay?


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tl;dr December 2015

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Woo-hoo! I’m a little sad that there is no Booking Through Thursday prompt today, but that gives me a gap to do this month’s tl;dr in a reasonable timeframe. Last month’s was so late that there hasn’t been as much time to do stuff, but here’s what I have to report from the last couple of weeks:

  • I took a hip-hop West Coast Swing workshop (my first dance workshop ever), and it was delightful. WCS dances well to hip-hop music, so we learned how to add some hip-hop moves into regular WCS patterns.
  • I spent Thanksgiving with an old friend and his new wife. A few international Ph.D. students rounded out the dinner guests, so, for once, I wasn’t the only person who doesn’t understand football but watched it anyway.
  • I finished my fall Bible study, on the Book of Revelation, just last night. I feel like this sunk in much better than reading The Lamb’s Supper or the young adult book club I was in when I read that book a few summers ago. Maybe Scott Hahn is just not my jam.

I think that’s it. Looking forward, my company’s Christmas party is on a Thursday, so I’m not taking my regular dance classes this month at all, but I might check out another local dance event. My brother requested his Christmas present on Cyber Monday, but I still have to do all the rest of my shopping. I made out like a bandit with Epiphany cards last year, so that’s still the plan this time around.

The great thing about December holidays is that everything is both gearing up and slowing down. I’ve got some solid end-of-year plans in mind. Even if 2016 is no better than 2015, this year was good enough to repeat!


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tl;dr November 2015

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It feels like I just posted last month’s tl;dr, but that was over 3 weeks ago! I’ve had some neat moments since then, anyway:

  • Matthew McConnaughey came to my company’s office for a meeting. He called for directions to our suite (which is not uncommon; it’s tricky to find), so I got to speak to him even though I didn’t get to see him.
  • I got a terrible eye infection. It wasn’t gross, just uncomfortable. It made me really appreciate the effort I’ve put into building community as a single woman.
  • I was able to venerate the relics of my favorite saint, Maria Goretti, in Houston. That was one of the best moments of my entire life.
  • I attended a dinner and talk about the arts and liturgy. It’s a new group, and I’m excited about its future.
  • My streak of consecutive weeks attending West Coast Swing classes ended. I went for seven months straight without missing a week (not counting Independence Day week, when the studio was closed). I am currently in the 8-month level of the syllabus, so I’ll get back around to that class eventually, but it was a nice streak while it lasted.

My event-filled fall continues! It was good and bad to have a week off from fun activities due to illness, but I am still filling up my time with things I enjoy, and that makes all the difference.


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tl;dr October 2015

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This is the latest tl;dr I’ve ever posted. I knew this fall would be jam-packed by my own doing, but I didn’t quite anticipate everything that would be crammed into my September and early October:

One distinctly good thing about these last six weeks is that I knew the busy-ness was coming. I have managed to stay on top of my to-do list and my calendar, so I’m busy with things I want to be doing. That makes for a pretty good life. It’s not extraordinary, but it’s good.


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tl;dr August 2015

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Jenna hasn’t hosted a link-up for tl;dr in a long time, but I still like the concept. It seems more efficient than a regular monthly wrap-up, and it encourages me to include things I didn’t necessarily blog about. On to it!

  • I went to the lake (well, next to the lake).
  • Some friends and I saw Hairspray at Zilker. The tradition continues!
  • Dance class is still going well. I went to my studio’s no-cover social on Friday night to really break in my new dance shoes. It was ridiculous amount of fun. One more month and I’ll move on to Level 3!
  • I’ve mostly just been taking care of business, I guess. Not much to report.

What have you been up to? If you’re behind on your blogging, giving the tl;dr is a great way to catch up. Thanks to this link-up, I am never apologizing for an unplanned blogging break again. (I will hopefully never have one again, but let’s be real.)


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tl;dr July 2015

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In retrospect, I definitely should have posted this on Thursday when there was no prompt for Booking Through Thursday. In reality, today is a good day. If my posting frequency and/or length has you overwhelmed, here is the short version of my life and blogging over the past month:

I have trip to see Hairspray at Zilker Park coming up. If the weather continues to be this mild (mid-90’s instead of our usual string of 100’s), hopefully my mood will stay up, too!


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tl;dr April 2015

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It is already April! Where did the first quarter of the year go? Austin spring was late, so we’re just having it now. Soon, summer will arrive, and all will be right and hot with the world. Here is the quick version of what I’ve been up to:

It was a month of much activity. I have some big fun things planned for April, so I hope to have lots of happy news next month. What have you been up to?


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