|Chad: shopper extraordinaire and best friend.|
Thanksgiving break, was in a word, awesome. Even though I didn't get nearly as much work done as I had hoped. As I had mentioned, I had a friend over for Thanksgiving and apart from the three others in my immediate family, we had my grandparents, and two of my mom's siblings and their families over. In total, 13 people. Whew.
Later that night, my friend (pictured above) texted me: "I'm starting my shopping at midnight... :x" Needless to say, I decided to take the plunge and go Black Friday shopping at midnight for the first time. Normally, I go out around 11 AM. This year, I conquered a ton of my shopping way early, and got home at 7:15 that morning. My parents were placing bets with each other as to when I was going to get up (Dad said by 4:30 PM, Mom said not at all... I woke up around 3-ish). I love my parents.
It's been an interesting semester, to say the very least. Even though I have 71 residents this year, I've managed. Better than I thought I would. Thank goodness for self-sufficient honors kids. Granted, I do have a resident who has told me on more than one occasion that he wants to date me (which is incredibly awkward). I've politely told him every time that not only am I not interested in a relationship at the time, he is my resident. And I am not about to date my residents. I realize that in my sophomore year, I had a crush on my adoptive RA, but we decided to just be friends, and that's all I could ask for. I'm so thankful to have maintained that friendship. (I could also lose my job for this. Which I am not about to risk losing... I want to work in student affairs. That wouldn't look good. At all.)
Anywho... Long stories short, I'm still here.. Some days are busier than others. Some nights I don't fall asleep until 4 AM. Surprisingly, I slept really, really well last night... Which doesn't happen often, but when it does, it's absolutely wonderful.
Fortunately, I'm just about all wrapped up with one class and have just a few more assignments in others... Then it's back to selling over-priced office supplies for 20 hours a week, wrapping presents, and having my friends over for our annual get-together and gift exchange.