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Hello December!

Whoo! November just flew by for me! I can’t believe it’s already December — but I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see this beautiful month.

I wrote a 53,000 word novel last month for NaNoWriMo and am, therefore, a winner. Woop! I knew I could do it, though it was a bit more difficult this year finding time to write with college. It was good to write again. :) I also really love my novel – I haven’t completely finished it yet. I probably have another 10,000 words to write until “The End” but at least I’ve got a huge start! Last year I also won, but I’ve not touched my novel since. This year, I’m pretty excited about editing and revising, and perhaps publishing in the future…? We’ll see how revision goes. :)

If you’d like to learn a little about my novel, you can head here for an excerpt, summary, and my stats through the month of November.

Next week is finals week and I have a million and two things to complete between now and then. :/ But it’s okay! I’m a little stressed, but I know that I can do it and besides… there’s only four more weeks until CHRISTMAS! So I will rant at a later date about my dumb French professor. :)

Last week-end, me and Alysha decorated our dorm room and we got… a bit creative. :)

I am now in full Christmas spirit and I can’t wait for my month-and-a-half long break! The more the year goes on, the more I start to love college. Kinda crazy from my attitude when I first began, huh.

OH MY GOSH. Yesterday I had an interview to work in the Psychology Department as an administrative clerk, and I for the life of me had no idea how the interview went. I was just checking my student email and I got an e-mail saying I got the job! WOOOOT! Not sure about the details yet or my pay but man, today’s been a good day! Plus I’ve been pretty stressed about finances, so this is a huge relief. The only bummer is that I’m thinking about minoring in psychology, and if I go through with that, I will have to quit after a semester or so because you can’t be a major/minor and work there (because you make copies of tests, etc.). But that’s okay, at least I have a job for next semester! :D

Not a whole lot else happened in November. I got a week long break for Thanksgiving which was really good for me. I’d been really missing my family and my dog, so it was good to be home for a while and eat good food. :) My mom’s side of the family all came over for Thanksgiving day and we bought a 22lb turkey. :P Yum! That night I went and saw Skyfall, the new James Bond movie, with Andrew and his family. I loved it. I’m a huge James Bond Daniel Craig fan an it was probably my favorite Bond movie yet. (Not sure though, I’d need to watch Casino Royale again.)

And as always, I went Black Friday shopping with my mom. We go around 10AM so all the crazies are gone by then. :P I really just got some DVDs for myself and a few other gifts for friends/family for Christmas. (Can’t be specific because Andrew tends to lurk on here. :P)

I signed up for classes for next semester, which is kind of exciting and kind of not. I’m taking 14 credit hours, so it won’t be a real difficult load and I’m taking Statistics, Environmental Science Lecture and Lab (yuck), Economics, and Theatre Appreciation (also yuck). Not bad, not bad.

All in all, it’s been a pretty good month. :)

Days Grow Longer

I think I may have had the longest day at work today. x_x Normally there are one or two people that come in and are a little rude, but I’ve never actually had someone tell me to my face that I’m a bad employee. Sorry for doing my job, ma’am.

But then that’s what I keep telling myself, that this is only a job. And a part-time job at that, so I just keep doing what I’m doing. Plus, payday always makes the day a little bit better. :)

I don’t think I’ve talked about it yet, but I’m going on a mission trip with my youth group at church to Huntsville, Alabama. Down there we’ll be doing construction on houses that were hit by the tornadoes, but mainly we’ll be doing roofing. This is my sixth year going, not specifically to Alabama but on the mission trips, and I’m excited to be working on a roof. Every year I’ve always been on a painting site, which is fine, but it’s nice to change it up every now and then.

I remember two years ago there was one site that had painting and the rest were roofs. I got that painting job. :P But it’s not about me, so it doesn’t really matter!

We’re leaving tomorrow (or I guess technically today – it is 12:17 AM :P) and I’m still not done packing. I hate packing. Well, I’m mostly done. They packed the trailer with all of our suitcases tonight so I had to be done with my big suitcase by three before I went to work. My parents took it up for me; they’re so sweet. :)

So I just have some minor stuff to pack still. Things to do on the car ride (book, iPod, pillow, blanket) and things that I had forgotten (like shoes! Who forgets shoes!).

We’re leaving at 4:30 AM – which is absolutely too early. Some nights I’m not even in bed by then. x_x I’m hoping to get some sleep while I’m on the bus, but some of the middle school girls going on the trip I think don’t know what the word silent means. :P

I’ll be gone for a week, in which I most likely won’t have internet access. So when I come back I’ll have to tell you all about my trip! Just a small update to let you all know why I’ve temporarily disappeared. :)