Hi. It is time.
And just as a heads up, this post is very image heavy. Descriptions are below each picture. Also, these aren’t necessarily in date order because I grouped similar things together.
I started taking tap lessons again (outdoors, which moved indoors after vaccinations were a thing). I also signed up to be in the show next spring (2022).
Vaccinated, and it felt so good. It felt especially good because my friend and I wound up having the same appointment date and time so were able to get both of our doses together and do a parking lot meet up and photo shoot after each one. Not pictured: that sweet, sweet booster.
I have always wanted stickers on my laptop but also hated the idea of putting stickers on my actual laptop. This year, I figured out that I could buy a (clear) case and put the stickers on that instead.
I got tenure at my job and bought two boss pair of earrings (that say “tenured”) to celebrate.
I moved and had a housewarming/birthday party (amazing spread courtesy of my friend E).
I won a major award at work that had a cash prize 🤑.
The library finally fully reopened 😭.
I took an impromptu trip to Hawaii (Maui) courtesy of my friend E who is a flight attendant and then a promptu trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina courtesy of myself finally booking a Magical Mystery Tour trip. East coast beaches > California beaches, but Hawaiian beaches > all of ’em.
My daughter started her last year of college 🤩👩🏾🎓.
I got an annual pass to Disneyland and have gone at least once a month since.
I got my hair done professionally for the first time in years, and she fixed the quarantine haircut I gave myself. Ahem.
My friend came to town on Halloween, and we went to see Get Out performed with a live score.
Inspired by MasterChef, I made duck fat fried chicken, and then for thanksgiving I made a sweet potato time for the first time in years. Both were *chef’s kiss*.
And now it’s December, and I’m participating in A Month of Faves, one of my favorite blogging events.