Sunset over Loon Cove, as seen during my Thanksgiving break.
Apologies for not posting recently! So many things happened, and are still happening, it’s hard to remember what occurred when. I’ll do my best to give a broad overview. Let’s see…
Almost a month ago, there was a giant storm that knocked out a lot of power in the areas surrounding my college – fortunately, the college didn’t lose power, but the lights flickered quite a bit. A lot of professors brought their kids to campus, because their kids’ schools were closed due to power outages, and quite a few people who didn’t have power came to eat in the dining halls – which were open to them for free.
I had extra band rehearsals leading up to the band concert, which took up a great deal of time: while they’re scheduled for only two hours, they usually end up taking more like two and a half hours. Or sometimes closer to three. And then there were the two band concerts themselves, a few days apart.
Oh I started wearing warmer socks! It’s gotten much colder (though no snow yet, which I am reliably informed is very strange).
After that I had to sign up for spring semester classes (and meet with my academic advisor). That’s out of the way, thankfully, and I’ve also started thinking about a major. Currently thinking about chemistry (with a possible concentration in environmental science) and maybe philosophy, as a double major. I’m also thinking about a creative writing minor. But that’s a discussion for another time.
Then Thanksgiving – I went to stay with my grandparents. I was recovering from a cold, so I’d been drinking a lot of tea; thankfully, I got over it fairly quickly after arriving at my grandparents’ house.
I also played a lot of piano while there – all the pianos at college seem to be out of tune. It’s rather distressing. It’s also immensely frustrating for me: not quite in tune means it’s harder for me to play and practice accurately.
I also read a couple of books while there!
Learn more about The Book that Matters Most
Learn more about One Hundred Years of Solitude
That’s really most of what happened. I got back to campus on Sunday – had classes and work, as I usually do on Mondays, and will be doing more of the same today.
Finals are in two weeks!
Again, many apologies for taking such a long, unexpected, leave of absence… I hope to start posting more often again. Hope you all had a wonderful few weeks!