Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Winter "Break"

Yeah, no. My break was hardly a break at all. But I got to visit friends and family and enjoy several home cooked meals, so it was nevertheless quite enjoyable. I still had to work 3 days a week in College Station, so I did a lot of driving back and forth between work and home, trying to spend as much time with family as possible. I'm so glad the drive is only 3 hours... though it would be a lot better if it was 2.
I got to visit Caroline and the kids in Michigan, what a hoot! I love those kids, and I can't wait to see them again in May. Caroline and I did Henna, we saw Imitation Game (definitely recommend it, that was the 2nd time for me), we took the kids out to a lovely lunch, and we spent good quality time together :)
My friends Kelli and Nicole came home for the holidays, and we did the usual: movies, New Years Eve dance, a spend the night, mall shopping, etc. One day maybe we'll grow up, but for now, we're perfectly happy to keep doing the exact same things we've been doing since we were, like, twelve.
I moved into my new apartment! I love the set up. The kitchen is much bigger than the last one, I'm living with a roommate who I get along GREAT with, and now that I painted my walls and re-patched all the holes, my bedroom looks pretty good, too! I knew from the first day I moved in that Marissa and I would make good roommates. While organizing the kitchen, she announced that she bought sponges, and, pointing to an old rag left in the sink by the previous tenant, said, "Washing dishes with rags has always freaked me out." I almost started crying. Finally, someone who understands me (no offense to anyone who likes to use rags to wash dishes. To each their own)!
Today was the first day of school. I'm taking 5 classes this semester, and all of them are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Yay for 9-5 classes with literally no breaks! Where did I come up with this ingenious plan? Well, every few weeks my boss gives me a weekend off, and with this schedule, I can leave right after class on Thursday night, and not have to be back until Monday night! That's a really long weekend. Sounds pretty nice. The rest of time sucks, but those couple of weekends off will be amaaaaazzzziiinggggg.
I'm looking forward to this semester! I think it's going to be a good one. Several of my friends went through the temple over the break, and this friday we are all going to go to a session together. I am SO excited!