I'm a baking/shopping machine today. Since finals dropped me off in the middle of december, I'm rushing to get everything done. But there's always time for cookies.
Puppy chow, ginger cookies and good ol' chocolate chip. I'm doubling all the recipes to bring some to work tomorrow night because I keep wanting to bring snacks and I never do.
Tonight my sister has a Christmas Party with her work, so Harry will be around the house til later. I think he's going to get a kick out of baking cookies together! I love being an aunt. :)
Hope you are all having fun holidays :)
Time for an update.
The semester is over. YAY! But the last year of school is proving trickier than those before it. All kinds of forms and things that need to be filled out. Boo. I'm currently sitting in the Academic Advising office, waiting for my turn to get a form filled out. However, they are only open until 5 and my name may not be called by then. Boo!
Tonight we get a Christmas tree!! I love pulling out all the fun, silly and sentimental ornaments we've collected over the years. Our tree looks ridiculous with how many knick-knacks we put on it, but I don't care. It's home.
Lately, I've been collecting things that I will have for my own home someday. Christmas is no exception. I already have several ornaments from Italy, a couple from London and a set of nut-crackers my Gramma bought us all because they are just like the ones she had while we were growing up. It's so exciting to collect these things and look to future Christmases! :)
I'm making a huge batch of puppy chow for the kiddos at work. Does anyone remember the recipe off-hand?
Gonna get called in soon... gotta go!!
Happy Ho-Ho-Ho to you!
There hasn't been much to say since I got back from Italy. To answer the obligatory questions you ask someone who just studied abroad, here we go:
Yes, I'm happy to be home. Yes, I miss it alot. Yes, I got to travel all over Italy. No, I didn't really do the rest of Europe thing. Yes, I somewhat regret that. No, I'm not planning a trip back anytime soon. Yes, the food was great. Yes, I saw the David. and Yes, I speak Italian.
That should cover the basics and leave room for any more creative questions. :)
Meanwhile, a lot has happened in the last week or two. Well.. really over the whole summer but I'm only concerned with the last two weeks:
-No more Red Robin. Now I'm a Cheesecake Factory girl and I can tie a necktie like no body's business.
-School is great and busy and difficult. I love it.
-I'm now the Alumni Assistant for International Programs. Basically that means I help other people realize they can study abroad and help make it happen for them. Rock.
-I'm single again. We don't really need to talk about it.
And now for some exciting news...
I'm rollin into Bowling Green November 8th. I've missed you guys a lot and I figure it's time to visit whoever is left before you all move away and it's even harder to see you again...
Needless to say, i'm stupid excited.
This is me from Italy.. signing out.
"Some people have said that we should live everyday as though it were the last day of our lives..
AHHHH HELP ME! THIS IS THE LAST DAY! I ONLY HAVE 24 HOURS LEFT!! HELP ME HELP ME!! THIS IS THE LAST DAY, AHHHHHHHHH!!!
Clearly, some philosophies aren't meant for all people."