In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t quite figured out a normal blog post writing schedule yet and to be honest, it’s a little frustrating. I took that “Strengths Finder” test and found out that one of my strengths is responsibility. That basically means that I don’t like committing to something that I can’t finish. So you can imagine the guilt that I feel about leaving my blog to collect dust on a shelf. I hope the rhythm will come soon now that I have been in California for 6 months. (How did that even happen already??!)
That being said, here are some bullet points of things you have missed (aka things that I haven’t written about):
I have eaten a lot of donuts. Seriously. I have had so many donuts in the past 3 months. I should probably be embarrassed about it, but I’m not. I am still searching for my all-time favorite donut place in LA. So if you have any suggestions, comment below!
I went to Arizona for Thanksgiving. Sometimes it’s hard for me to just take a breath and when I leave town, it forces me to relax. It was a fantastic break away from my job and the Los Angeles buzz. I was able to see my parents and my grandparents and just…breathe. Plus, my grandparents are awesome and gave us some Christmas decorations to make our little LA apartment feel a little more festive. (Thanks, Nana & Grandpa!)
I co-hosted a table at a Christmas Tea. Now for some of you reading this, I can literally hear you saying, “So what? It’s just a tea party.” Oh no, no, my friend. This was far beyond the normal church Christmas Tea. There are about 1,000 ladies in attendance and I was partly responsible for setting and decorating a table for 10 of them. These ladies get crazy decorating their tables with huge centerpieces, fancy china, serving trays and all of the Christmas glitter and sequins you can find, but my co-host and I managed. Plus, Mr. C was the “butler” for our table. He served us scones, sandwiches and tea and had to call us fancy names. It was a whirlwind and a blast. I’m not sure if I will do it again next year, but it certainly was a lot of fun to do.
I saw “Christmas with Eric Whitacre” with the Los Angeles Master Chorale at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Wow. I mean, wow. The hall was beautiful. The music was beautiful. It just was…beautiful. If you ever get a chance to hear the LAMC, I highly recommend it. It was the first event that I attended in the season that made it actually start to feel like Christmas…despite the 73 degree weather that was outside at the time.
I started to make friends. This is the silliest sentence to write, but it is absolutely a highlight to my time away from blogging. I have written many times in the past year and a half that I craved any kind of friendship since all of our close friends lived far away. Ever since Mr. C and I moved to Spain and then to LA, there was this bubble of loneliness that we were living in due to our lack of close friendships. We started to make a few friends in Spain and then we moved to LA just to fall back into the bubble yet again; however, I popped the bubble this past month and have made a few friends that I actually think like me too. (Imagine that?!) Anyway, needless to say, I am very thankful that I am starting to make a few friends because it makes Los Angeles a little less big and scary.
I saw Disney’s Moana. Here’s where I will lose all of the friends I just talked about. Guys, I was so disappointed in Moana. I wanted to like it so much and then the music was just not what it should have been. Maybe it’s because I’m married to a composer or maybe it’s just because I know Disney music too well. I’m sorry, but it was not great in my mind. I will hand it to Lin Manuel for adding that CREEPY plot twist after the release about the connection with the Little Mermaid, but the movie itself could have been so much better. (These are all my opinions! If you disagree or agree, feel free to comment! I would love to hear why you loved or did not love it.)
All of that to say, Mr. C and I are still alive and well here in Los Angeles. It has been a great season of transition (that we are still in), but I am looking forward to that season of settling down. We hope you all are well and happy wherever you are in the world. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I am always taking suggestions of things I should do or try! Comment or message me if you have any ideas of events or places you would like to see!
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