- Spent another year working from home. I went back into the office for just one day in August to make a shipment, but other than that I’ve still been completely remote.
- Quarantined in January after my dad tested positive for covid. Luckily he had a mild case, and my mom and I never got it.
- Moved back into my NYC apartment after spending most of 2020 outside the city.
- Got vaccinated and was able to have a bit more of a social life in 2021.
- Thoroughly enjoyed the return of March Madness after a year without it. We also filmed a brief return of Aughie Madness for the Final Four.
- Joined in a consecration to St. Joseph with my Frassati friends and celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph with an outdoor feast together.
- Enjoyed being back in church for this year’s Easter Triduum!
- Went on a few hikes.
- Saw my students finally get confirmed in April.
- Spent a weekend away with friends in Cold Spring.
- Led a one-day retreat for Frassati reflection writers.
- Celebrated my dad’s retirement.
- Got together with family to remember my grandma on the anniversary of her death.
- Spent Father’s Day at my sister and brother-in-law’s house.
- Watched the Astoria Fourth of July fireworks.
- Visited Liz & her family upstate in July (and visited the Divine Mercy Shrine one day when I was there).
- Watched a lot of the Tokyo Olympics.
- Hosted a backyard Mass & barbecue at my parents’ house with Fr. Malachy, C.F.R.
- Attended the final profession of vows for the Sisters of Life with my dad in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. (Also got to see my friend for the first time as Sister Lucia Marie, since she became a novice!)
- Became more involved in leadership with Frassati NYC.
- Spent a day at the beach at Breezy Point.
- Attended the Frassati ministry leaders’ retreat, which was cut short by a hurricane.
- Aughie ate a rock, which was successfully removed via endoscopy after a vet hospital adventure.
- Went to Miami for my sister’s “wifelorette” weekend, aka the bachelorette party she wasn’t able to have last year.
- Was a bridesmaid in Mandy’s wedding in September.
- Had a Pandemic game night with friends. (If we can’t save the world from a pandemic in real life, at least we can do it in a board game!)
- Went to Notre Dame in October for the Cincinnati game (the only game we lost all year!). It was great to be back on campus again, even if we did lose the game.
- Visited Liz & her family in Indianapolis.
- Got a new roommate in October when Carly moved in!
- Celebrated Megan and Mike’s one-year anniversary with the wedding reception they weren’t able to have last year. It was great to finally come together to celebrate!
- Celebrated my birthday with friends (and an Oreo cake that Carly made for me), then later with family.
- Spent Thanksgiving with family.
- Went to Frassati Friendsgiving.
- Celebrated my sister’s birthday with an in-home cooking lesson.
- Led Frassati’s Immaculate Conception Novena via Zoom.
- Experienced a very weird week as a Notre Dame football fan when our coach left us before the postseason. Ultimately, I’m really excited about our new coach and looking forward to the Freeman Era!
- Volunteered at the Sacred Heart Christmas party for the Sisters of Life.
- Came down with a cold a few days before Christmas and spent an hour and a half outside in the cold on Christmas Eve waiting for a covid test, which fortunately came back negative. Unfortunately, I couldn’t feel my fingers and toes after all that, but such is pandemic life.
- Celebrated Christmas with my family (when I wasn’t sleeping on the couch or hoping my cold meds would kick in).
- Spent the last week of the year recovering from my cold while watching bowl games (at least the ones that weren’t canceled).
On to 2022!
One thought on “Highlights of 2021”
This is really nice
On Sat, Jan 1, 2022 at 11:42 AM work in progress wrote:
> Erin posted: ” Spent another year working from home. I went back into the > office for just one day in August to make a shipment, but other than that > I’ve still been completely remote.Quarantined in January after my dad > tested positive for covid. Luckily he had a mild ca” >