School's out now. It's pretty much official, even though I have a monster paper to finish up and turn in, tests and classes are complete. I'm well on my way to relearning what getting a full night's sleep is all about.
I'm hoping to make it to the ski slopes this winter season, so far not so good. While classes ended last week, I still have work to do and getting this paper wrapped up has been a royal pain in my side. But with the promise of three full weeks off and away from campus, I'm plodding ahead, making slow but steady progress.
Christmas is around the corner. Are you ready? I'm so not ready. My roommate has been busy decorating the apartment with garlands of bottle caps and paper trees and I haven't purchased one gift, mailed one card, or even made one shopping list. I'm plumb out of inspiration this year and it's starting to bother me. I'm hoping that now the semester is wrapped with a neat little bow I can get moving on my holiday preps.
There is much to look forward with next semester. But until then, I'm trying to take care of myself. I've been warding off a cold for a week or so and I'm still hoping it will give up and go away. I have a list of leisure reading so long that it's no longer leisure. And with a to-do list of website, resume and cut file updated to get done I won't be spending so much time watching movies and drinking egg nog as I'd like to.
But it's all topped off with a lovely trip to California to visit family and an adventure to Southern Utah for an assignment or two. And with these trips in mind, I have about 10 days left to get myself back in order and ready for the next semester. My how time just flies.
And hopefully between now and then, I'll find my Christmas spirit!