07 April 2007

What I Did During My Spring Break Vacation

Dear Diary,

PICT1335 by Seth Melton CC-BY-NC-SA
What a swell week it's been! I was feeling really worn out when I started my holiday, but now I feel re-energized and ready to face the rest of the school year.

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I started things by meeting my Sweetie for a rendezvous. We had four days to laugh, enjoy some slow days, and get reacquainted. It had been a long while since we'd had some time together and I've missed him a lot. He's really special, you know? I'm always so happy when we're together. The picture on the left was one of the sights we saw while we were out and about. You know how I love a good roadside attraction. The whole area really has become a second home to us in many ways. It's always good to return there each spring. This year, I had my first Cheese Frenchee. My
Sweetie does know how to show a girl a good time. Rowr.

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One bad thing that happened was that a close friend of the family succumbed to cancer on Tuesday. Some members of his family are not following his final requests and this has upset a lot of other people. It's been sad, but there isn't much I can do. There are some things that neither time nor words can assuage or heal. We can only have compassion with one another.

I also read a really great bookthis week: Eat. Pray. Love. by Elizabeth Gilbert. This is the best book I've read in the last two years or so. Maybe it was just the right book at the right time, but this person's journey to create a balanced, meaningful, and hopeful life for herself was really unique. Whether or not I could have made her same choices isn't important, Diary. I think that the message here is simply that doing what you need to in order to help your own life have some passion and well-being enriches others by not adding to the drama and misery in the world. I know it's not an easy thing to do, but important. It's something I want to keep working on for myself.

Pollen Is Everywhere by evilsciencechick CC-BY-NC-SA
For a few days, I had some hay fever, which wasn't much fun. As much as I love the sexiness and promise of spring, pollen isn't always my friend. I'm feeling much better now. I also am feeling more confident about the paper for my current grad class. It's been such a thorn in my side...I've had a terrible time trying to craft it...but I think it's in good shape and my peer editors seem to think I've done well. I'll do a final round of editing and get it turned in later on Sunday.

Oh, Diary, I'm not ready for Spring Break to end, even with all of its ups and downs. The weather this weekend has been so pretty and I've enjoyed some time outside. I'm wanting it to be summer with lots of time to play. I have so much that I want to do---it's hard to think about waiting for it for 10 more weeks, even if I've regained a positive outlook on things at work. It should be quite a ride to the end, don't you think?

That's all for now. I'll write soon---BFF!

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