I’ve been a bit AWOL when it comes to blogging. Whoops.
My break in Florida and Nashville was fabulous, but way too short. I’m back in Ellensburg and classes started back on Tuesday.
Instead of posting a long tedious entry, I’m going to recap my break with pictures!
My break officially started when Charlie and I landed in Tampa after 30 long hours of traveling. Charlie seriously earned the award for the world’s best traveler. The poor kitty traveled in that green case I’m holding, but he was calm and quiet for 90% of the trip.
I spent a lot of quality time with my darling sister, who I already miss terribly. We went christmas shopping together, ate chipotle, she taught me how to swim and did a 5k! We’re both training for the Seattle Rock n Roll marathon in June, which happens to be one of my new years resolutions.
On christmas eve, the family assembled at Village Inn for our usual christmas eve breakfast. I love this tradition! I look forward to it every year. Haha 🙂
Christmas was pretty awesome. My wonderful mother decorated our house from top to bottom, so it felt very festive. Also many games of scrabble were played while I was home. I wish I had someone to play scrabble with me here. I definitely still have an itch to play.
After christmas, on the 29th, C and I departed for new years in Nashville. I’m so glad I was able to spend time with my friends and second family. This is a picture of the balloon inflating that occurred in preparation for the party. We blew up over 200 balloons using just our lips and lungs!
New years eve was awesome as usual. I can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year, than with my bestest friends in the whole entire world.
Sadly, Charlie and I had to jet back to Washington on new years day. Lame.
We were greeted by lots and lots of snow. Charlie loves watching snow fall. Me on the other hand, I’m trying to overcome my fear of snow, or more specifically driving and walking on the snow. Scary! I had my first scary snow driving experience already. My brakes failed to work, causing me to run and stop sign and slide on the road a bit. Thankfully there weren’t any other cars on the road, so no harm was done.
My life has returned to grad school mode. I made tex-mex soup and corn bread the other night. My parents gave me this fancy-pants brownie tray that cuts the brownies into neat little squares. I used it to make corn bread, but I see lots of potential for other things to make. I also bought this dry erase things to do wall thingy. I’m hoping that it’ll help me keep on top of things.
So anyway… that’s the past month of my life in a nutshell. I’m trying to get back into the rhythm of blogging.
See you soon!