Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Seductive Sunshine

I’ve just finished my second of two tests this week, and it’s only 9 on Tuesday morning.  However, what did I do all weekend?  Study for my tests?  Of course not.  It was sunny!  One of my Speech-Path friends has kept track of the weather throughout the year, and she informed me yesterday morning that this past weekend was the first weekend where both Saturday and Sunday were sunny and above freezing since October 16!!  Not that we haven’t had some nice days in the meantime, but not a full weekend of beautiful weather, and with the temperatures reaching the upper 60s and the sun beaming down on us, it was nigh on impossible to spend the weekend with my nose buried in a book. 

Saturday morning my housemates and I hosted a pancake breakfast for our “Mosaic friends”: those we lived with on second Kalsbeek-Huizenga or those who spent the majority of their time there, even if their dorm room was elsewhere.  The friends came out to play and eat for two hours.  Most of them rode their bikes to our house, so the appetites were healthy and the spirits were high.
       
The rest of Saturday was spent in glorious sun-filled splendor.  Our friends who live a few blocks away invited us over to “study” in hammocks on their sunny porch.  I actually did get a good bit of reading done, but paired the homework with some hanging out time. 
Late in the afternoon Liz’s little sister, Laura, arrived for a visit too.  She’s going home today, but it has been very nice to have her here for the weekend as it meant some fun activities.  On Sunday afternoon we had a “Princess Party.”  The housemates and a couple other princess friends put on our princess-est dresses, drank tea, ate pink-frosted cupcakes, listened to Disney music, and colored pictures of Disney princesses.

We ended the day with a trip to Jersey Junction for some yummy ice cream, and then I did do a little bit of studying.  That studying paid off because I felt great about my linguistics test yesterday, but the studying I did last night in preparation for my neurogenics test this morning might have been in vain.  That test didn’t go as well as I hoped, but we’ll just have to wait and see how it turns out after it gets graded.  There is quite a bit of pressure to do well on every single test because without stellar grades, I might not get into grad school, and without a graduate degree I can’t practice.  But it’s over now, which feels great.  I think I might take a nap this afternoon.  :)

Posted by Emily MacLeod on 04/08 at 09:06 AM
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