I’ll start off my saying most of the month was spent with my boyfriend Dan.
The first week of the month was spent finishing up coursework and taking finals. My finals went alright, but my overall grades turned out splendid, my best semester yet!
I had all my finals in one day: three finals (conservation biology, physics and environmental ethics) on Tuesday and that same night was opening night of Mamma Mia! at work. Thankfully, it was a very easy run with no incidents. It was nice to work nearly every show without having to worry about schoolwork, although it did get a little boring at times with nothing to do for two hours a night. I didn’t particularly enjoy the show (the acting and plot were weak), but I loved the music, I haven’t stopped listening to ABBA since!
The day after the last show, Daniel came to visit which, again, I’ll talk about in detail in another upcoming post. While he was here, we visited with my extended family in southern California and immediate family in Tucson as well as spending time in Phoenix at the beginning and end of his trip.
Unfortunately, my mom is not doing too well again. When Dan and I arrived at the house a few days before Christmas, she seemed a bit foggy and on Christmas Day, my dad took her to the hospital. She seems to be improving physically as well as mentally, but we’re taking it day by day and hope she gets to come home soon.
I didn’t actively listen to or watch anything new (aside from seeing a few movies in the cinema) last month, apologies. However, I have started reading Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult and am liking it a lot (it’s the first fiction book I’ve read in a while).