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The last three-four weeks were not blogged as I would have liked. Busy? yes. Finals. Papers. Projects. Ridiculous badminton skills test. But now?
It's all done. 
Today I slept in. I didn't have to wear flip flops in the shower. My inbox got noticeably less action. 
Break is officially on.
We are now at T minus 3 hours until Astronomy final blastoff. 
This is how we roll without a freezer. Tonight we ran to Super Saver for a few tasty treats and Rae and decided it was a night for ice cream. Naturally it made much more sense for us to split a four dollar gallon than to each spend a dollar on two bites of frozen sugar crammed into a teeny-tiny cup that looks JUST LIKE the big gallons, however appealing that genuinely is to me. 

It's cold. It's like the arctic, only probably colder. This morning it was 3º and we are actually just hitting our heat wave of 10º. If you spend even five minutes walking around outside, your ears turn into little frozen ice cubes and you can't feel your feet. 

Anyway, we figure this will keep our Eddy's and OreIda fries nice and frozen. Yes, our window is crusty. It's one of the perks of living in a dorm that's 1,749,383 years old. 

My friend Rachel just came in to give me my Christmas present- a can of peppermint frosting! We immediately opened it to try it. Fluoride, she says. It tastes like I'm eating fluoride. Yes, it does. It gives me the sensation of eating toothpaste, I reply. We dissolve into laughter as I nearly choke on my mouthful of toothpaste. In other news: I have $0.55 on my iTunes gift card balance, fourteen cents short of buying  my $0.69 cent song. Oh, the trials and troubles of modern technology. 

I've always said I was "not a winter person." I love summer, I love going to the pool, I love being tan. Though I enjoy the Christmas season and the winter that comes with it, I've never like the post-Christmas winter, January and February are so dismal. However, this morning I can't imagine not enjoying the beauty of a brisk walk through a snow-covered world. 

Yesterday morning while RaeLea and I were getting ready for church, it started snowing. All through church, all through lunch, and all afternoon it snowed and snowed and snowed. And I loved it. Mikey and I were at a friend's house for lunch and enjoyed a cozy afternoon playing board games and watching the snow pile up outside. All too soon it was dark out and Mikey and I headed out to a party for the Ministry Club which he is a part of, for more Christmas festivities, games, and food. 

It's a little-known fact that I actually love cleaning off the car in the snow. Of course, not if I'm in a huge hurry or late for work or it's really pouring down freezing rain, but cleaning off light, fluffy snow brings back memories of snow days when my dad would take Logan and I sledding. So when we left to go to the party, I quickly volunteered to clear off the Scion while Mikey help push someone's truck out of the snow who was stuck.

Anyway, this morning RaeLea and I ran over to the Student Center, she was taking a senior class picture and I needed to buy milk. The snow was scintillating in the bright morning sun and I decided it was a perfect day to stay in my cozy room and eat some soup. Canned soup, because, well, I live in a dorm. 

Happy winter everyone!
This week was a doozy. I don't care to repeat it any time soon but we have one week left and then finals so I guess this kind of craziness is inevitable. 

Well on Friday on a trip to the haymarket, we ended up at Indigo Bridge Books. It's a cute little shop where they sell books, as well as gifts and tasty treats in their café. Every time I go they have these super awesome stars hanging, and I just think they are so cool! 

Well, today should be filled with a fair amount of homework, projects, and studying. That's ok though, because in 11 days I'll be going home! In the meantime, there's a few minor recall exercises to complete- finals. And a few presentations. 

Here's another picture of the stars...