Archive for December, 2009


I made it home!  I left school Thursday night, stayed over at my grandparents, and flew out with my father Friday afternoon, which was rather stressful as we missed our first flight since I got lost…  But we made it!

As I am wont to do, I slept almost 12 hours my first night home, and would have done the same last night had we not had church in the morning…

As I am also wont to do, I have spent as much of these last two days as possible in front of a roaring fire.  It’s been wonderful, but we’re running out of wood, and who knows when the next delivery will come…

In other news, I have (re)discovered the Ender series by Orson Scott Card!  I read Ender’s Game for the first time last summer, I think?  I know, it’s almost sacrilege!  But I always assumed it was totally overhyped, and I’m not totally a sci-fi fan anyway.  But last summer, late one night when I couldn’t sleep, I picked it up on a whim, and didn’t put it down until I was finished and the sun was beginning to rise…  Oops!

Anyway, I have the whole series now, and reread Ender’s Game, then read Speaker for the Dead for the first time, and now am moving on to Xenocide.  I’ll probably finish the whole series by Christmas–if my mom stops bringing home more books for me to read from the library!

It is so wonderful being able to sleep in, sit in front of a fire with my puppy all day, and just relax and read.  Though since the semester doesn’t technically end until Tuesday, there is still the chance my thesis advisor will want me to work on that darn opus…

Do you have any plans for the Christmas season?


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Just a Quick Update…

… to let you all know that I am alive, if not quite well.

I spent 2 hours at the health center today to discover I have bronchitis, and orders to go straight to the emergency room if I feel any worse.

And did I mention that I have a paper due tomorrow on a rather complex subject that I cannot even  wrap my head around at the moment?  At least it’s only 5-7 pages, of which I have, oh, half a page written.

And did I mention that after this week, exams start?

And then I get to go home for the first time since August!  Yey!

But still, worst week ever to get sick?  I think so.

Hope you all are well and had a great Thanksgiving!  Any fun happenings over the brief vacation?

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