Friday, January 27, 2012


The loverly Kathleen tagged me in a post!!

1) post these rules
2) you must post 11 random things about yourself
3) answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post
4) create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer
5) go to their blog and tell them they've been tagged
The 11 random things about myself... 

One: I don't put anything in my tea.
Two: Embryology is currently my favorite class.
Three: Burt's Bees chapstick is the best!
Four: I love celtic music.
Five: The only kind of water I drink is filtered.
Six: I want to / need to learn HTML!
Seven: I actually like easy mac. (gaspeth!)
Eight: Photography is my "new" hobby.
Nine: Being back on campus is awesome!!
Ten: The book I read depends on my mood.
Eleven: There is currently an orange spoon on my desk.

Eleven answers to eleven questions:
  1. what is your favorite book? Gah!  I don't know.  I'd have to say..... Waking Rose. :)
  2. Do you have a favorite movie? If so what is the name? Persuasion (BBC version)
  3. Are you a sports fan? Depends on the team- If it's the Patriots, Red Sox, Redskins, or any team that a niece or nephew is on, then yes. ;)
  4. What is one of your favorite sports to watch? Volleyball!!
  5. What is your favorite color? (if you have more than one you can say what they are) Blue and Purple
  6. Do you like inspirational quotes? Absolutely!  
  7. Are you a fast knitter? I'm fairly fast....
  8. Do you like sewing, crocheting or knitting?  Knitting first, then sewing, and I don't know how to crochet.
  9. Are you a crafty person? If so what do you like to make? Kinda!  I like scrapbooking, knitting, making earrings....
  10. What is your favorite kind of animal? Uh..... I don't really have a favorite.
  11. Do you like playing sports? Again, depends on the sport!  
And here are my questions:
1. What is your favorite quote?
2. What is the furthest you've been from home?
3. What is the last thing you ate?
4. Favorite "fun" book?
5. What is the last show you saw?
6. What is your favorite book of the Bible and why?
7. What is your favorite sports team?
8. Colored pencil or crayons?
9. Do you collect anything?
10. What is your favorite dessert?
11.  What is the last crafty thing you made?

Maggie: A Window on the West
Amanda: Come Along Pond
Lizzie: Corner for Writings, Musings, and Rantings
Robyn: Embraced by Bliss
Mae: Imaginations of a Princess
Libby: Passionately Full of Life
Ivy: Singing in the Dark
Renee: Sweet Unrest
K. Martin: Whistle While You Wait
(Yes, I am aware that I only have 9, but since I follow many of the same blogs as Kathleen, who tagged me, I didn't want to tag all the same people!)

And there you have it!  In the next day or two, I'm hoping to post about the March for Life experience. :)
Hope you're all having a wonderful January!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A time to mourn, a time to dance....

Um, well, first of all, an apology- has it really been almost a month since I posted?  Whoops!  Needless to say, it's been quite a break!  There were some highlights (seeing family and friends, not having to do school work, reading a whole lot, being in the kitchen again...) and some lowlights (getting sick, Mom and Dad being sick, my brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews all getting sick within one week of each other.... yeah.  Sickness was the worst part.  But it didn't last long!)

Christmas was lovely.  We went to Christmas Eve mass, the next morning my parents and aunt and I opened gifts, and in the afternoon the whole family came over.  Lots of people, and lots of fun! :)  (There is actually a serious post shortcoming regarding a valuable lesson learned at Christmas dinnertime.... it may or may not be amusing as well. :P )

So, as you may have guessed, I'm back at school.  Hence the title of this post.  I'm mourning the end of break, but I'm extremely happy to be back.  I'm very excited for my classes this semester.  I'll be taking 6 classes, which is one more than last semester, but 5 of them are going to be really good, I think.  Today I had Media and Society and French 202 (this one'll be interesting.... there are 25 people in our class, which is big for a language.... and some of them have only had 2 years of French while others are in their 5th (that's me)...... and a couple don't know how to say their numbers..... and one girl is very excitable.  yeah).  Tomorrow is going to be nuts- I'm in class from 9:30-5 with one break.  I start with Introduction to Catechetics, run to Embryology in the science building, run back to Catechetics 1, have a lunch break at 2:15 then go back for Radio/TV at 3:30.  Welcome to my Tuesdays/Thursdays.  At least they're good classes!

I shall update you all on my classes tomorrow!!