Life lately, wohooo it’s been a real party, let me update you since I’ve been MIA ever since I nearly decomposed into a zombie and spent ten days straight in my bed.
ONE: First off, illness, ew. I’m pretty sure I just barely survived the bubonic plague. I’m still coughing away and sleeping with a humidifier at night so let’s pray I don’t relapse but overall I’m back to normal energy levels. Let me tell you…you don’t properly appreciate your health until you’re coughing so hard it makes you vom. I’m sorry I just made you read that, but I think it was necessary for you to really feel my pain here.
TWO: Homework is pretty much taking over my life. I have a giant quarter long research paper I’ve been procrastinating on (that’s definitely at the forefront of my mind), I have a 25 minute presentation to compile, I have a project on children’s books (which actually sounds pretty fun) and at least three other big fatty old papers. You could say I’m overwhelmed. You could also say I’m coping with my anxiety with complete denial that I actually only have a week to complete said projects and thus probably making the entire problem even worse. Thanksgiving weekend is going to be a busy busy homework frenzy.
THREE: CATCHING FIRE!!!! Seriously…what else even needs to be said?! I think I speak for the entire universe and anyone else out there when I say it was AMAZING. Within the first five minutes I was already crying and I never cry in movies…never, I’m heartless, I didn’t even cry in Sophie’s Choice which is a terribly sad movie. My Mom and I saw the midnight showing together and both slept in and missed our classes the next day (we slept in until 12:30…WHAT?!). I saw it for a second time Monday night with Jefferson…instead of working on my research paper. We went to the absolute COOLEST little movie theatre downtown for grown ups only (21+) with fancy schmancy couches and guess what…they even serve alcohol. But wait…they EVEN served Hunger Games themed drinks. If that’s not a money maker I don’t know what is. The best part was they delivered our drinks at 45 minute intervals throughout the movie…just kidding, the best part was actually that they served my peanut m&m’s in a chilled glass. Ooh la la. Oh and if you haven’t seen Catching Fire at least once by now we aren’t friends, I mean that in the nicest possible way. Also, I volunteer as tribute to go see it with you…you know, so we can be friends again.
FOUR: On Wednesday night I’m off to Napa Valley again. I could really get used to these trips to Cali every month, it’s the perfect way to combat my totally legitimate case of seasonal depression. My Grandparents will be there, my baby brothers will be there, my Dad and Aunt and Uncle will be there, even good old Jefferson will be there. I’m planning on making a pretty huge dent in listed item number two while I’m in the California sunshine but I have a feeling all of these pretty little people are going to make it a bit difficult. Why does my six year old brother have to be so much cuter and more fun than a research paper?! Also…there’s a grand restaurant opening going on on Black Friday. It’s basically my Aunt and Uncle’s baby and I am SO excited to be there for the grand opening, whether you like it or not I’m probably going to document every little detail. So…be ready!
FIVE: How much Children’s book reading is considered too much?! I mean I’m in a class on young adult literature, and I have to read and document 50 young adult books over the quarter but I think I’ve gone a little insane. I’m reading preteen novels like a madwoman and I’m showing no signs of stopping. If you want a recommendation for an meaningful/easy/quick read let me suggest Sold by Partricia Mccormick. It’s about a young girl living in Nepal who is unknowingly sold into the sex trade. It’s incredibly sad but it’s honestly really eye opening and it has a happy ending so read on!
Let me know how your life has been lately my adorable little peaches! I’ve been missing all of the social interaction from my sparkly little bloggy friends!