Wednesday, February 18, 2009

So long Valentine's...Hello break time!!

It's too late to say happy Valentines day since it is now gone again for another year. I do have to say that I think that it is one of my least favorite holidays. I am not a huge fan of anyone thinking that they have to do something for someone else just because it is a "holiday." This year my boyfriend and I decided to fore go the normal Valentine traditions and just stay home and relax together. With life the way it is after Jamie and I going and doing some normal Saturday afternoon errands one of his friends called and asked if we wanted to go over to his house. We had decided to make ourselves dinner that night but he said he was making chicken and baked potatoes so we were invited if we'd bring something along to go with dinner; so after a short while I had made a spinach salad and my favorite Skor bar dessert. We ended up having a great night with his friend and girlfriend - great dinner, conversation and we watched several episodes of the miniseries "Band of Brothers." Even though we ended up out we still had an excelled day overall.
I was just happy to relax with all the work that I have been attempting to get done in the last week. This is one of those semesters where the work is all due at the same time. Thankfully the spring break starts in three days and like everyone else my countdown is one. I'm not going south or even away for that matter but it will be nice to know that I can sit down everyday and work on assignments that are do after the break so that they'll be finished and I won't have to worry about them later. Now don't think that I am planning to work for the entire break; days are for work and nights are for fun. I've been so busy lately than in general I have neglected some of my closest friends and I am going to rectify that next week! I will definitely be getting some well deserved sleep. I had so much on my plate the last while that one night I ended up with insomnia because my brain just kept going and going. So even though I want to get some work done ahead I plan on giving myself a good two full days of rest (if not more) on this break.
This is also a bitter sweet time for me because although I am home and relaxing Jamie still has to head off to school everyday and his break is the following week. It would be nice for us to have some time off together because everyone knows what happens when school lets out in the spring - work! Oh well, we can't always get everything now can we.
Since next week will likely be a very busy one I will give a full update once the week is over.
Until then!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Life's comings and goings for another week

It seems like I haven't written in forever, when in fact it as only been just over a week. When time flies it just seems to disappear. I had intended to give an update earlier in the week but since my last post I have been fighting off a cold along with still trying to get all my work done on time.

So what's new you ask? Well I've finally hit midterm time. The next two weeks are going to be crazy. Midterms...papers...midterms...papers. My head is starting to spin just thinking about it. Hopefully my super organized plan that I laid out in my agenda is not going to fail me. I know when everything is due and have weighed what items needs more attention then others. One of the more fun assignments I had to work on was a presentation with my friend Alex for our Religion in Film class. We've worked our asses off to make sure that the class is entertained while we present the topics...but, class was cancelled because our prof got sick (profs are people too, and if I can be sick so can they). The fact that class was cancelled was a blessing in disguise I guess. We received a small mountain of snow last night so MtA was closed until noon today anyways. This gave me all day today to just sleep and recuperate some. It just means hopefully next week I will be completely cold free when it comes time to present. Even if I hadn't been sick today I doubt that I would have made my way down to campus today anyways. As a commuter whenever there is a storm you need to way the pros and cons of driving on the highway; I doubt I would have made the trip for one class this afternoon since I have friends who will make sure I am kept up to date with what's happening in the class.

What else happened this week? Well, since I am talking about highway driving I have two events that happened this week: first, Tuesday as I was driving along I had a coyote run in front of the car in the morning. He was far enough away that I didn't have to worry about hitting him, but it's the first time that I passed one on my way to school. Secondly, on Monday when I was on my way back to Moncton from my classes there was a car fire on the highway with cars backed up kilometers down the road. The reason I bring this event up is that there were so many people who stopped on the side of the highway to take picture, etc. As a daily commuter I don't like to see large groups of people pulled over for no actually reason except to be enthralled by someone else's pain. Outside of that not too much has happened. There was an ALOMA meeting on Monday and we are hopefully going to have some events coming up soon which is exciting and I totally forgot about Dr. Campbell's lecture in Brunton last Wednesday night; Jamie, my boyfriend, was even excited to go with me since he was talking about rock music.
I guess that's it. I'll try and get an update in during midterm mayhem.
Until then!

Even though I didn't make it to Dr. Campbell's lecture I did read the press release, and guess what? One of my favorite bands right now, the Ting Tings, is also one of his. Here's a video of them live...I think everyone should check them out.