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Sleep, Eat, Read, Repeat.

It’s a bit bittersweet going into my last week of break before I have to head back to college. On one hand, I love being on break: not having to do a million things, minimal stress, and just being able to relax and do things that I enjoy to do that I normally don’t have time for, like read and see friends. On the other hand, I think I’m ready to get back and finish this semester of my first year. While I’m sure in the future I’ll miss being in college, I’m always impatient to finish up my education. Patience was never a quality I was graced with.

I’m also the type of person that likes to be doing something. Breaks are greatly appreciated, but I tend to grow bored of not doing anything substantial. So in a good way, I’m looking forward to going back to my studies and to be learning again. And to be starting my new job on campus, because the Christmas season sure took its toll on my bank account, haha.

I ordered my textbooks the other day. I was confused at first because I could only find the required materials for one of my classes. The other classes weren’t showing up, like they were just nonexistent. So I e-mailed my professors, asking them if they could send the textbook material to me. Turns out, none of the rest of my courses required me to buy books!! That is such a huge relief, knowing that I don’t have to fork out hundreds of dollars on books. Last semester I think I spent around $500 on four classes. It was ridiculous (though my university told me they had used books in stock when they didn’t so I was forced to buy new ones… but anyways). So I’m very grateful that I only had to buy one book and that it only cost $50.

Another reason I’m glad to go back? So I don’t have to freaking clean up after everyone else. This past week alone, I’ve had to clean up the kitchen every day before lunch. Not because I was told to, but because it was disgusting. Dishes will be piling up in the sink, God-knows-what is spilled all over the counters, and have of the pantry is out on the counters because no one can put anything back. I can’t eat in that, and it pains me to just leave everything looking so disgusting. Plus, my mom is the only other person that will clean up, and I feel bad because when I’m gone, she has to do it all the time. And don’t get me started on no one washing their plates/bowls out before putting them in the sink. >.>

You’d think that living in a house with 5 people wouldn’t be terrible, especially when everyone is 18+ and I’m the youngest. But I swear all the men (I use that term loosely) in this house can’t do anything for themselves except scratch their own butt. BUT ANYWAYS.

I haven’t done a whole lot else. My typical day has consisted of sleeping in until noon, making myself something to eat, and then showering. Then I either do something with my family, see friends or Andrew, or waste my time on the computer for the afternoon. Then I eat dinner and read until about one or two in the morning. Repeat. Totally lazy and totally wonderful.

Since my new job’s dress code is business casual, and I’m kind of a slob when it comes to clothes, I’ve gone shopping a little for some nicer clothes with my mom last week. I am perfectly content in sweatpants and a hoodie, or jeans and a t-shirt. However, that attitude has taken its toll on my closet, since it definitely lacks nicer outfits. I managed to find a cute new cardigan, shirt, and dress all for $15 at Kohl’s, which was awesome since they were all on clearance. The feeling I get after finding a good deal makes me want to shop more. :P

My eyes have been pretty tired lately, and I think It’s because I’ve been reading so much.


Dresses and Birthdays Don’t Normally Coincide

Huzzah huzzah.

My senior prom is about two weeks away. While most girls dream about this night since they were five, I’m a little more apprehensive. Is it bad that when I think about prom, I think about all the work that has to go into being prepared for that night? Then again, it’s a little hard to look at prom more positively with how it turned out last year.

On the bright side, it can’t be worse, yeah? ;P

Becky, my mom, and I went dress shopping over the weekend. I love shopping for dresses for homecoming because the style is something that I like. I prefer the shorter dresses to the longer ones – I guess they look better on me? – and I can always find one at the first store we visit since there is such a wide variety to choose from.

With my luck, it took all night to find one for me. I didn’t think that we were looking that late for a dress, but all the stores we visited had about one rack to choose from. And, naturally, they were all bright pink and frilly, or cheetah-printed with most of my skin showing.

No thank you.

We finally found one after going home to eat dinner and heading back out to a different mall. The little booger cost $198, waaayyy too much for a dress I am going to wear for one night, but we bought it because it was the only thing that I had. My mom agreed to pay up to $150 and I will cover the rest, which I’m perfectly fine with. I feel bad that my mom is already paying that much for it.

It’s a long, formfitting, dark purple dress with a little bling on the top part. :P I’ll upload a few pictures of me in it after prom. The dress does have me a little more excited about going, though I’ve yet to figure something out for my hair!

Becky didn’t manage to find a dress, so we headed back to my house to look at some of my sister’s old prom dresses. She really liked one, but it was a bit large on her, so she showed it to her mom to see if they can alter it. I’ve got my fingers crossed because I think it looks so cute on her. :) Plus, you can’t beat free!

Saturday was my birthday, so this is officially my first post that I’ve written as an eighteen-year-old. 8) My family went out to eat together to celebrate a few days before, so I didn’t really do anything much. Andrew took me out to lunch at Applebee’s, my favorite. Then I had to work that night which was a bit of a bummer.

Not exactly my most exciting birthday, but it also isn’t as important to me anymore. Just another day, except with cake. ;)

Andrew gave me a boxed set of the first four books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, which is exciting since I’m such a sucker for books. :* I’ve heard marvelous things for the series, especially for A Game of Thrones, the first in the series. I’m about 100 pages into it and enjoy it so far, but for an 800 paged book, I’ve got a bit to go!

And speaking of things I have ‘a bit to go’ with, my travel site is still under construction, as I like to say. I’m not sure why I had such an unrealistic expectation to finish it over spring break (when I didn’t even have time to work on it over spring break). From my France and Italy trip alone, I have seventeen journals to write (I have a small bulleted outline for each). That’s like seventeen blog posts, except with pictures and more details. Even if I did one a day, that would take the majority of a month. And that’s just for that trip.

So anyways, what I’m saying is that I’ve got a lot left to work on the site. I’ve got a little checklist of things to do right above my computer as a sort of reminder to work on it and to not go completely insane with all that I want to put on there!

That’s obviously not all that I need to do before the site is completely finished, but this is definitely a start and a point that I can open the site for visitors. I think that’s something we all can work with. :)

All this planning for the site makes me want to start working on it now and get a big chunk of it done, but I’ve got to head off to work in less than an hour – which in itself will probably be a nightmare because we’re expected to be really busy tonight. But I’ll just keep thinking about my first paycheck that I’ll receive Friday. 8)