Sunday, December 19, 2004

There's No Place Like Home

I get to go home today! This makes me very happy. I could be on my way already, but instead I am sitting here waiting for my laundry to dry so I can finish packing. Why didn't I just do my laundry yesterday? Good question. I like to procrastinate. What can I say?

My birthday is in 2 days! Yay! All the people I work with are so excited that I'm turning 21 because I won't be underage anymore. I really don't think it's such a big deal. I've gone 21 years of my life without drinking and been just fine, so why do I suddenly need that to be part of my life now? Not that I have a problem with people who do choose to exercise that right, it's just not important to me. The end.

I miss Ryan. It's been a week since I saw him last, and it will be another week before I see him again. Sad day. I hope he doesn't forget me... :)

Monday, December 13, 2004

I can now breathe a sigh of relief, content with the knowlege that finals are behind me and I don't have to return to school until 2005. I find it hard to believe that I only have 3 more semesters of school before I am thrown out into the "real world." Scary thought.

Last night I had date night with Ryan. Good times. Hooray for Chili's, Ocean's Twelve (good movie, although not quite up to par with the original), enormous ice cream sundaes, and quality conversation with the boyfriend. I'm pretty nuts about him.

I am not nuts about the fact that I have to stay in Abilene for an additional week before I can go home for Christmas. I have to work every night between now and next Sunday before I can finally be free from Fairway for a while. At least I get to be home for my birthday. Yay for that.
Only 8 days until I'm 21!

Monday, December 06, 2004

Finals cannot possibly be this week. There is absolutely no way the semester could have flown by that fast. And yet, that seems to be the case. This semester has been completely unexpected. In a good way. It's funny how life tends to be like that.

I think that I am currently in a state of extreme exhaustion. Tonight I was definitely experiencing some weird mood swings, from zoned-out studying Brooke, to fairly normal Brooke, to I-don't-feel-good-want-to-go-to-sleep Brooke, to weirdly hyper-spastic Brooke. This tends to happen to me when I am in desperate need of sleep. My apologies to Ryan, who was subjected to the moodiness. What a guy.

Since it is now 12:04, that means it is officially Michelle's 21st birthday! Happy birthday roomie!! Birthdays are exciting times. I kind of enjoy them.

My thoughts are everywhere right now. I don't think there's much chance of me coming up with anything coherent to say, so I'll just quit while I'm ahead. Time for sleep.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

After a much needed break for Thanksgiving, I find myself once more in the evil clutches of nursing school. But not for long. Our last day of class was yesterday (and there was much rejoicing.) So now I'm looking forward to a test tomorrow and finals all next week. Did I say "looking forward to?" I meant "dreading with every ounce of my being." Sad day.

Thanksgiving break was ideal. I spent an entire week not in Abilene, which in itself is a cause for celebration. It was good to be home for a few days. Spending time with the familia is always nice. Katie got married on Saturday. What a deal. Her wedding was so pretty, although slightly chilly. Note to self: no outdoor weddings in November. I'm still slightly weirded out by the number of people I know who are getting married. When did everyone grow up? And why did I get left behind? But really, I'm perfectly ok with not reaching that stage of growing up for quite some time.

I spent Saturday to Tuesday in the Woodlands with Ryan. It was ideal. I think it's kind of cool that we went from 8 days of not seeing each other at all to 3 days of seeing each other 24/7 like it was nothing. It was really fun for me to see him in a different environment. And I also got to know his parents better, which is a good thing. We had a lot of fun and some really good conversations. Hooray for another milestone in the relationship. Hopefully he can come to my house in Arlington for a few days over Christmas, and we'll see if he still wants to date me after that.

I'm glad that it's finally getting cold outside. It makes it seem more like it's almost time for Christmas, which I can officially be excited about now that Thanksgiving is over. Yay! And my birthday is in only 19 days, so that's exciting as well. December is a good month.