Saturday, December 18, 2010

What a Wonderful Time of the Year

I love Christmas. Especially since I started college because it means the semester is over.
But mostly...
I love the presents and the lights and family and the food and the decorations. I just love it all. I love how every family has different traditions. Some families have big extended family gatherings, like Jake's family. Or just the parents and kids like my family. I think it is just a fantastic holiday. Share it with friends, family, whoever! I really like how during all of December we get to sing Christmas hymns at church. (that might be my favorite part)

But I really, absolutely most of all, love nativities. Growing up we always had a ton of nativity sets because that is one of the many things my mom collected. I love the white ones, the colored ones, the ones made of fabric for little kids, the ones made of glass, the ones in cups, the huge sets. Honestly they are just fabulous. And I think it is so great to get to go to a live Nativity scene and share your beliefs with people of all faiths. People always complain about how commercialized Christmas is. I might be a bad person but I like it! Because, if it wasn't, that half hour or so spent with your family at a Nativity wouldn't be so special. I don't care what anyone says, I think Christmas is still and always will be about what Christmas should be about.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Just wingin' it

On Wednesay I think, maybe Thursday I have a very large craving for pizza. We didn't have any pizza and we don't really have money to buy it so Jake decided we should just wing it! So we didn't have any yeast so it tasted biscuit-y, but it was still delightful and totally satisfied my craving. Which is really pretty lucky for Jake.

This is Jake kneading the dough... I like to throw flour. Whatcha gonna do?My very first pizza toss. Pretty awesome right?I don't really know why I don't have a neck but doesn't that pizza look wonderful?And finally, the finished product.
It looks burnt in this picture but its actually very nicely cooked.

Friday, December 3, 2010

I was just thinking, it's pretty awesome that I got to wear my mom's wedding dress.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

at least there are only 7 more days...

Okay. I just need to throw this out there- this post is not full of complaints. It is rather amazement and wonder of how far out of the ordinary things are right now. Got it? Cool.

According to my college history the last two weeks after Thanksgiving are the two most focused weeks I have all semester. For the most part, I do a very good job at balancing out my time but this semester, hmm... not so much. I am not going to sugar coat this one. I HATED this semester. My personal life- great, my job- not terrible, Jake- wonderful, my apartment- one of my favorites. But school, classes- AWFUL! I don't know what happened, I dislike every one. The only class I enjoy somewhat is Art History (which is good, considering its my major). My professor is super funny, the tests are really challenging but I have never been so thrilled to do well before, the TA's are their own brand of scary but they seem okay. But man oh man, the people that make up that class- all the students- kill me. I only actually know one but I feel like they just want to walk over all the rules. There are 3 or 4 "mature" students if you will in my class and they complain more then rest put together. It is so weird.

Also, weird. I am not even stressed out about this semester. I am not going to do terribly well but I am also not going to fail, so I can't help but thinking what do these last two weeks matter anyways.

Oh geez- it is bad news bears. I don't know what has happened to me. I used to be so much more motivated. (Like at the beginning of the semester)

All I know is next semester will be better.
And I truly cannot wait.