Highlights of 2016

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January on the East River

—Went to a few Fordham basketball games

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—Spent a weekend snowed in after a blizzard

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—Started writing weekly Frassati reflections

—Went on two ski trips

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—Got to see several books I’ve edited come out in print

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—Hosted a St. Patrick’s Day/March Madness party

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Watched Notre Dame win a first-round March Madness game in Brooklyn and celebrated a national championship victory for Villanova (and became the champion of all my bracket pools!)

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—Celebrated Easter with family and welcomed spring in the city

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—Walked the fourteen-mile Pilgrimage of New York

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—Played music at the spring Frassati retreat at Villa Maria Guadalupe

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—Started babysitting for the Sisters of Life

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—Saw two Broadway musicals (Fiddler on the Roof and Les Misérables), a play (The Jeweler’s Shop), and an opera (The Golden Cockerel)

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—Went to a Florence and the Machine concert

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—Went on a few hikes

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—Became obsessed with Hamilton (and bought tickets to see it in June 2017—only six months left!)

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—Had a successful surgery in June (and spent two weeks relaxing/recovering at home)

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—Taught myself to play the ukulele

—Watched Fourth of July fireworks in Manhattan

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—Made two visits to the Met

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—Visited Corona Park in Queens for the first time

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—Spent a summer day at Coney Island

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—Hung out in the park during the summer

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—Made two weekend trips to the lake

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—Watched the Rio Olympics

—Went river tubing on the Frassati leaders’ retreat

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—Took a family vacation to Ireland and Portugal

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—Played music at the fall Frassati retreat

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—Went to two Notre Dame football games (which were enjoyable despite the fact that our team was terrible this year)

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—Got free coffee from Luke’s Diner in October and watched the Gilmore Girls revival in November

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—Took a trip to Boston in October

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—Enjoyed the fall foliage

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—Celebrated my birthday in November

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I ate none of those vegetables, only the cake. I have my priorities in order.

—Had a relaxing Christmas vacation with family

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—Read 27 books through the course of the year

—Rang in the new year with friends at the Sisters of Life Mass

Looking forward to 2017!


One thought on “Highlights of 2016

  1. Very nice photos. I pray one short prayer every 15 minutes ( seascape realism oil painter…very solitary ). I’ll pray that more people get to know your blog.

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