Cats + Currently


listening to
            Let It Snow Baby…Let it Reindeer by Relient K. Specifically, “12 Days of Christmas.” It marks my first day of listening to Christmas music this season. I don’t have a preference of when the right time to start is—I just start whenever I am ready. And today it finally started snowing outside and I knew the time was right.
            Season 5 of The Office and Book 2 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Very different shows, but both equally great. I’m actually trying to stay away from them today, because finals are coming up and I have a lot of things to accomplish this weekend. And they are terrific at providing distractions.   
            I have actually put my reading on hold for the moment, though I hope to be able to pick it up again over Christmas Break. I was pretty sad that I didn’t get to read anything over Thanksgiving Break—it has become one of my favorite traditions to finish reading a good book during that time. I did recently finish King Lear for one my classes, though. And I’m planning on reading a chapter of my Christian Doctrine textbook later on tonight to prepare for the upcoming final exam.
            My computer, which has been working double-time this weekend and is a bit hotter than it probably should be.
            A little weary. The semester is coming to a close and while that is relieving, it also means that I am halfway through my senior year of college and am just one step closer to being out in the world, trying to find my way.
            This weekend, I have been trying to complete the application process for graduate school and it is not going as smoothly as I had hoped. I fear that I put it off for too long and now I am stressed about getting it all done before the holidays. I’m also working on getting photos done before next week that I took over Thanksgiving, as well as studying for all of my final exams.
            That I could be home with my family and with Deacon, playing in all the snow that they keep sending me pictures of, reading Sylvia Plath and drinking hot chocolate by the fireplace, snuggled under fuzzy blankets and playing with Romeo and all the cats. I’m ready to be back home. I’m also ready to take my job back at Little Caesars over the break—as an introvert, I enjoy time alone, but I have had far too much of it this semester. I’m craving to get out and do something with my hands. To feel useful. To talk to other people face-to-face.
            This year has been academically successful, and I am truly thankful for that. I only have one more semester before I earn my B.A., though I have to take more credit hours than I ever have before and I’m a little nervous about it. But God has blessed me with truly wonderful peers and teachers that I know will help me along the way.
I’m also thankful for…
–my family for remodeling my room back home in time for my return for the holidays
–Deacon, for putting up with me during my good days and my bad days
–the staff at HLGU, for demonstrating such admirable qualities and always being able to help students
–today’s snow, for filling me with the Christmas spirit

And our cats, for being so photogenic when I was home for Thanksgiving:

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous
    December 8, 2013

    WE have a lot more cat photos to show you..
    Can't wait to spend Mom .. daughter time with you.. x – kisses.. o-hugs… xoxoxoxox



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