Tuesday, August 30, 2005
week of insanity
Wow… I have more lists for shopping and packing and running errands than I know how to handle! I’m sure something will get left behind or “un-done” in all the chaos. It does keep my mind off the pre-leaving blues… it can feel like a long time until Thanksgiving, so that’s always sad. (Once I’m there, though, I always get caught in the excitement of a new semester. It’s impossible not to get wrapped up in all the informational meetings, coffee reunions, and in-class introductions!)
Instead, though, I’ve been focusing on keeping up! Revising my honors thesis proposal, pulling out boxes (our poor dining room is getting filled up again!), and trying to keep everything in order… that good old flying-by-the-seat-of-the-pants feeling. Despite those lists.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
It wasn’t very long ago that I was saying all my goodbyes to the Calvin people… and now I have just a week and a half left at home! Time to start getting ready! All those pre-school errands for getting new contacts and new clothes and new haircuts and new books… I can’t believe it’s time already.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Whew! Back from Minnesota! (And we leave for Nebraska this weekend… wow.) My family and I had an awesome time in Duluth and Minneapolis. Rented a cabin for a few days, and spent the time kicking back, exploring, and skipping rocks. (I skip rocks better sitting down… is that wimpy or proper technique??)
Thursday, August 04, 2005
the nashville account
Whatever happened to the idea of staying still? Last weekend, the girls of my family all got together in Nashville, TN. The day after tomorrow, four of us drive up to Minnesota… none of this lazy-day couch-potato syndrome for us! (But I like it this way.)
The time in Nashville was fun. We say that we went there for a baseball game, but the main attraction was my older sister Kristen. She’s lived down there for two years, I think, and we go down to see her for any reason.