Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Vacation!

Ok, so this post is not about Provo. Sorry about that. This post is all about how great it is to be home after my first semester away.I get to sleep in my old bed, in my room with the mural that I painted. I got to set up the Christmas tree (at 10 PM December 22nd). This is only because no one else wanted to.they knew that I would do it- like I do every year.

Mom and I are making a new blanket for my dorm room- not that there was anything wrong with my old one. Making things for me is one of the ways Mom can show that she's thinking about me. She made most of the dresses and skirts in my closett and almost all of my extensive costume collection.

I get to cook my own food and spend time with my family in Tucson and Phoenix.

My hall feels a lot like a surrogate family when I am away, but we all get homesick.

Today I applied for a job for winter semester, and a job as an RA next year. RAs live in the residence halls as advisors/babysitters to the freshmen.

Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


So I finished my finals today. I did okay.

Finals week in college is a lot more stressful than it was in high school.

For one thing, High School finals only last two days. In college, they run all week. In high school, you take finals in your classrooms. College finals tend to be in big lecture halls and such. I took two finals in lecture halls:

Each one of these seats has a little fold-out half desk. Squished in with tons of other students, it's hard to concentrate. But that's okay. There really is no other solution. But I'll tell you this, it is enough to make one miss the testing center.

During finals week, we have 24 hour quiet hours in the freshman dorms, and NO visiting hours. Go figure. What? Do they think we're all studying?

Several of the boys in our ward are leaving on missions instead of coming back in January. We wish them the best of luck, and will miss them in our ward.

Merry Christmas to all. I am so excited to be going home tonight. I will try to post some pictures and post more over the break.