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Decorations Still Hanging

I’m only writing because it’s been a while. Not really because I have much to say. Unless you read this and see that it’s super long – then I guess I thought of something.

The holidays came and went fast. We spent the actual Christmas Eve/Day with the Rausch and Miles families. Christmas Day night, my family came up for our kinda-sorta-annual Christmas Day movie tradition. That weekend we spent Christmas with some of the Greggs and Leaders. Two of my high school friends got married that weekend at home, so that worked out convenient for us.

New Year’s Eve we spent in Hawarden again, playing board games with my family and my sister-in-law’s family. Played: Squares, Pop 5, Buzzword, Apples to Apples. It was fun to just hang out and focus on strategy and playing the games.

I’m almost done with what’s been published of the Twilight saga. My sister’s friend is letting me borrow her copies. While it’s not the most well-written piece of literature I’ve ever read, it is an enjoyable story and somewhat addicting. I feel like my HS-age sister and sister-in-law. I don’t go crazy when Twilight is mentioned, but I can see why they like them so much. I’m almost done with the last book and it’s much more maturely-written than the previous three. I even blush. I am considering seeing the movie, though I know it won’t be as good – might have to wait until the library gets it in for rental if I don’t go soon before it leaves the theaters.

In a couple weeks, Miles and I will be celebrating our one year anniversary. We’re going to spend the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend at my grandparent’s timeshare in Okoboji. It’s something we’ve been planning since November, but now I feel like we need a weekend away even more. My family used to stay at this timeshare quite often in my pre-college days. Miles has not been there before and I think he’ll like it.

We’re well into the new year and I still haven’t written a check or anything that will force me to change my 08 habits. I don’t anticipate it being too difficult. So many things happened in 2008 (good *and* bad, but it’s easier to remember the bad) that I’m ready to move on.

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Falls Park

I’m bored. I have been for a lot of the break. I’ve played at least 10 games of solitaire every day that I’ve been home. And I’ve still done some productive things, too. Over break, I have:

  • conducted a photoshoot with Marissa one pleasant afternoon. Check them out here.
  • been hired by DSU to do some simple web editing. This may or may not turn into a part-time job that I’ve applied for.
  • celebrated a one-year anniversary with Miles.
  • traveled to Madison, Big Stone City, and Council Bluffs.
  • survived a blizzard-like trip home.
  • created invitations for Adam’s wedding.
  • revisited Falls Park for the first time since Miles asked me out.
  • had a dentist appointment. Luckily, the dentist didn’t ask for an MO this time.
  • attended a house-warming party for Holly and Bob.
  • played tons of games.
  • got fitted for a bridesmaid dress.
  • watched football.
  • scraped off wallpaper border and repainted a room.
  • got realigned by my chiropractor.

Here are the before and after pictures of the room.

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It doesn’t look like much of a change, but trust me – it is. It began as a bright yellow that didn’t cover the walls very well. When I was done, it was a carmel/latte color on three walls with a “Lucky Penny” color as an accent wall. The picture doesn’t do it justice. Also, disregard the bedspread and curtains. They will be replaced to match the rest of the room.

I will return to Madison tomorrow. School does not start until the 17th, but I’ve got plenty of things to do in the mean time, plus RA responsibilities. Sorry that it’s taken so long for me to post!