Monday, November 29, 2010

These last few weeks of school have been/will continue to be crazy. I can't believe that in 3 weeks I will be home for Christmas. There is still so much to be done before then, and I really don't know how I'm going to do it all. I know I always say that, but it seems like this time, I really may not be able to get everything done. I feel like I may no longer have time to eat, sleep and shower for the next couple weeks. I think that the aim of this semester was to teach us not to procrastinate, by having everything due in the last week and a half of classes. I think I missed the point, and it's stressful. Next Thursday is my first exam, and I don't think I will have any time to study for it, seeing as I have two papers (neither of which I have started yet) due on Wednesday, and an intensive this weekend. Though I suppose somehow I'll manage. I always do. I just wish I would have started some of these final papers and assignments earlier on when there wasn't so much going on. It seems I'll never learn how to not procrastinate.

I really like my housemates, and am going to miss living with them when I move after Christmas. I like that we often have communal dinners, where we all bake and cook and eat together. I like that I enjoy spending time with them, and we have loads of fun together. I like playing out in the snow with them when it comes for the first time in huge fluffy flakes under the orange glow of the streetlights at night. I like having late night chats. I like that they share their food with me when I don't feel like cooking after an evening class, and bring me tea while I'm holed up in my room doing homework, and tell me they're praying for me when they know I'm stressed. I like how when I have no time, I can just leave my dishes in the sink and someone else will do them. I really appreciate it, guys! However, I also take my turn doing dishes. I kind of like washing dishes actually. There's something relaxing, almost soothing, about it. Sometimes when I should be doing homework, I go on cleaning rampages and thoroughly clean the entire kitchen. It seems the only time I feel the need to clean is when I should be doing school work instead.