SNOW
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It snowed! I feel like it snuck upon us. One Sunday it was sunny and 60 degrees, then the next it is 30 degrees and snowing all day long! I think I finally believe that Christmas is coming... it is an awesome feeling. A little bit of Christmas shopping is done as well. The countdown is really on... 5 more class days, a handful of exam days, and 19 days until Christmas! Lucky for me... there is 21 days until my birthday too :)

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what a miserable day! I guess it is fitting for a Monday. The rain kind of reinforces the fact that it does not feel like winter yet. My great grandmother used to say that the rain makes you beautiful... I feel like after today there will be a lot more better looking people on campus. It is what it is though....what can we do? We witnessed our first scheduling conflicts the other week. That was intense! I am so glad that we only register for classes twice a year. I got pretty lucky with my classes, but this floor was pretty mad once 9:45 on that Wednesday night came around. I'm so glad everyone has everything worked out now. Now we are done fighting as freshmen!

What a Break
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Thanksgiving was awesome. I had such a great holiday. I love college... but it is really nice to get out of the weekly routine and take a little break. It came really fast though didnt it? I mean look.... now that we start back up... we have 10 more days of classes left. If I wanted to I could count down the number of classes that I have until Christmas break! Crazy...wow. Im lovin it though. I made Christmas cookies already... my Christmas tree is up at home... I have gone Christmas shopping... and rifle season is about to start (yes the redneck side of me tells me that this signifies the beginning of winter). But it is still warm out! Now half of me wants to be thankful for that... but the other half of me tells me that you cannot cut a Christmas tree down while you are sweating in a T-shirt and jeans. I guess we have no choice but to take it as it comes and enjoy what we have while we have it.

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Looing back now on almost a whole semester...college life is so much different than i origionally thought it was going to be. I was never afraid to walk into the new experience of college. but I definitely was not overly joyous about leaving my normal routine to live with a bunch or kids my age. Right now I am happy with how everything is working out. I look at things and I feel like they could be so much worse, so I am happy. My roomate is awesome, my classes are doable, I am able to balance a job to earn a little extra income, and this semester is almost over! I can handle this. I feel like I am social enough to enjoy the college life, but disciplined enough to actually work for an education. I get to go home every weekend to see my family and my boyfriend and to continue my job at home. I feel like this balancing act is not too hard to handle. Im pretty happy.

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I am really loving the fact that Thanksgiving is so close!  In three more Thurdays Thanksgiving will be here!  That is a pretty big deal. In this area, every once in a while we will get snow by that time! I can believe that.  Even though our break really is not that long, it is nice to know that as soon as Thanksgiving is here, Christmas is right around the corner.  Thanksgiving and the little break that is associated with it are just a set of stepping stones that launch us into the Christmas spirit.  In three weeks and one day I will be making wreaths and Christmas cookies!  Wow, the more I think about it the more I realize that it is almost truely here.  The radio will soon be playing those old time Christmas songs that we love to here the first five times at the beginning of the season.  You know...the ones that we shut off by the time Christmas actually roles around because we cant take it anymore.  Along with season comes hunting season and of course snow.  I was really missing the summer time....but this idea of winter might actually be growing on me this year. 

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The leaves are so beautiful right now!  Every year I fake myself into wishing that winter would never come, but every year the change in seasons seems to convince me that the natural way of things is really better than anyone can ask for.  Looking at it head on, who wouldnt want to remain in the bright, warm days of summer, instead of transitioning into the dark and cold days of winter?  It is those times where we forget what it feels like to be completely refreshed after walking out into a brisk fall morning.  Or the times where we are completely mesmorized by the site of every color that can be seen weaved into the framework of a single tree.  The lasting scent of a wood fire can take us back to memories that can only be viewed through smell.  The season lock together in a way that just makes sense and keeps us asking for the next day.  Though I have not completely welcomed the cold weather yet, I am open to ready for a new, changed day.

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I know that this is random, but I sm going to answer the little question on the homepage of this blog site.  It asked me if I like to me sick alone, or if I like someone to take care of me, and do I usually go to work or school when I'm sick.  Lets see.....I am definitely a 'suck it up and deal' kind of person.  I will complain about being sick to my family and close friends, but I don't expect them to do anything.  I can imagine that that would probably be annoying to them being that I complain without doing anything about it.  Otherwise I will always try to face my problems when I'm sick and I try to continue in my daily activities.  I dont usually give up until I throw up or pass out.... haha it's not a very good way to be sometimes.  Its because of people like me that people in the food industry spread sicknesses throughout prepared food.  Sucking it up can be a good thing, but then there is a point where there is no benefit to acting like you are not sick,  but instead it is more harmful.

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Summer is officially over!  What a bummer.  I cant believe that those fun summer days in the sun are done until next year.  Its really sad to see the sun going down sooner, but even sadder waking up to a cold fall morning.  I know fall just started, but I am not looking forward to the cold.  Winter grows on me every year, it just takes me a while to accept it for what it is.  It is always nice to watch the first snow fall through the window, or sit in front of a fireplace sipping hot chocolate.  I really dont even mind shoveling after a heavy snowfall.  I think what I mind the most is that I am restricted as to what I can do outside.  I cant work in my garden.  I cant go for a run in shorts and a tank top.  I cant feel comfortable in the sunshine outside.  I cant just go outside for the sake of being outside.  I have to worry about how cold it is and how long I will last outside before I freeze.  And really....who would rather freeze in a car for the first 5 or so minutes of their drive instead of maybe rolling down the windows in the summertime and bearing the heat? I just love the summer so much that it makes any season that is not summer feel horrible.   

Beauty and the Beast
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I have been waiting for Thursday to come since the weekend I guess.  I love thursdays....they are my day.  Having only one class is so nice.  Being able to sleep in is so nice.  Having the time to catch up on homework is so nice.  I love Thursdays.  Not to make it sound like I'm sucking up, but I really enjoyed our discussion in English class today.  Girls and guys are different in every aspect and we really established that today.  Beauty and the Beast took a simple question of "How do I look?" and showed the twisted intent that a girl has when asking and the fear that a guy has when answering.  Not only was the written piece presented well, but it also brought up good discussion.  Why do girls care so much about what they look like?  And what do guys do to encourage that need to be unrealistically beautiful? Why aren't guys caught up in the same mess and what can they do to keep themselves out of the doghouse when image questions come from a close girly friend?  Sure, theoretically the solution to this unjustified madness seems to be to just 'not care what others think'....but come on, how realistic is that?  To an extent you can ignore what others have to say...but isn't it human nature to want to be accepted?  We are social creatures, we arent meant to be loners (though there are always exceptions).  I guess girls will always strive to be more beautiful than their neighbors and guys will always love to watch the competition

Post Holiday
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Just came back from an amazing holiday break!  Went home for the weekend and met new people....always a good time.  It was hard coming back to this, but even harder to do the homework that I had neglected.  what happened to the summer?  Wasn't it just here?  Oh well.... You have to start something in order to finish it... so this is me starting!

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