Sunday, December 6, 2009

Life During Exam Weeks.

Hey guys!

Who knew it is December? December 7th, at that!

The last time I checked it was October, then suddenly I woke up to this:

Winter hit me flat in the face, in a good way.

It's not normally my favorite season. But the snow did make it better. It was just gorgeous; I couldn't help but love it.

So anyways, I woke up to my roommates Nat and Gav running in and telling me there is snow and opening my blinds. Then we got dressed and went to play in it a little. Our neighbors didn't wake up when we banged on the door, so we went to find Will, our other friend and chilled out in the parking lot for a little while,
because you know, the parking lot is the ideal place to be in the snow.

Then I headed to Paulette's, for brunch with my small group. I was thirty minutes late, for the sake of the beauty of the drive.

We had amazing gingerbread waffles with cinnamon ice cream, blueberries, and strawberries topping them.

Her house looked, felt, sounded, smelt, and tasted like Christmas. And that made me happy.

So all of this together made me excited about the frigid weather, well for now!

Last week we had Christmas dinner with the neighbors.

Geoffrey made a massive 22-pound turkey, Toms made some tasty dressing, and we made sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, and brownies. It was the best dinner I've had in a long time (since Thanksgiving). Those boys' cooking skills impressed me.

And then, today: Monday. The day of my hardest exam.

It consisted of: waking up at 8 o'clock. Snoozing my alarm until 9 o'clock. Getting up, drinking coffee. Turning music on to help me stay awake. Playing scrabble on my keyboard with the new Scrabble Cheez-Its as I studied. Watching the dumpster truck come pick up the dumpster. Texting numerous people. Getting myself dressed and ready in only 3 minutes. Driving to my exam and getting stuck by a long train literally going about 3 mph. Doing a U-turn in the middle of the road to go a different way around the train. Turning my exam in 6th out of about 200 (because I just knew all the answers off the top of my heard, of course). Being gone from home for only an hour and a half total for my exam. And now, blogging when I should probably be studying for my Portuguese exam tomorrow.

Oh, life of the exams.

One really good thing about my day: after my exam, I got into my car and "I Am Bound" was on.

No chilling winds or poisonous breath
Can reach that healthful shore;
Sickness and sorrow, pain and death,
Are felt and feared no more.

I am bound for the promised land,
I am bound for the promised land;
Oh who will come and go with me?
I am bound for the promised land.

When I shall reach that happy place,
I'll be forever blessed,
For I shall see my Father's face,
And in His bosom rest.

That is so right. But for my case and for my procrastination, I'm going to change it a little to say:

No chilling winds or stressful exams
Can reach that healthful shore
Procrastination, pain and traffic jams
Are felt and feared no more.

How great will that be?

I'm excited! (And I am so dang cool too for writing my own words.)