Spring Break Is Over

It is with much regret that I must acknowledge spring break is over. After the weekend I have to go back to my regular responsibilities. I’m sorry the posts have been thin. I hope this will change soon. Next month is going to be busy, but I have a lot of good stuff in the works. In the meantime, here’s what I did this week:

I washed A LOT of clothes! I’ve done about six or seven loads. I don’t even know because I lost count.

I didn’t cook at all, unless you count frozen pizzas and reheating leftovers.

Watched several movies, including: The Book Thief, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and The Three Musketeers. Also went to the theatre to see Divergent.

Homework. I don’t think you can ever get as much done as you wish. However, I feel good about the progress I made. Worked on at least one important assignment for each of my classes. Despite my desire to sit on the couch all day and do nothing.

Read four books.

Visited the library several times.

Went shopping. More on that later.

BONUS: Spending a lot of quality time with my family and playing with the dog.

Unfortunately, there was little time leftover for sleeping. Maybe this summer?

Listen to the Mustn’ts

Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child,

Listen to the DON’TS

Listen to the SHOULDN’TS

The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS

Listen to the NEVER HAVES

Then listen close to me –

Anything can happen, child,

ANYTHING can be.

-Shel Silverstein

Saturday Morning Stroll

Painted in Waterlogue

I woke up at 6 o’clock this morning with a million things on my mind. I’m not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination, but I’ve found in these instances it’s best to embrace it. There’s something wonderful about the quiet emptiness of early morning. I ate my breakfast on the quad and went for a walk around campus. I love my school, and I love it best when it’s deserted. I feel as if the whole place belongs to me. I wish I could share the images I capture with my eyes. It’s truly wonderful. I took the opportunity to snap a few pictures in my favorite spot while no one was around. (The wonderful filter is thanks to Waterlogue.) Now I’m hunkered down with a textbook and a steaming mug of tea, trying not to fall asleep. Still, these are the moments that make me glad to be alive.