I had hoped to get a few Advent posts in, and thought the very least I could do would be to write a quick "Merry Christmas!" post. But here we are, on the 2nd day of Christmas (and Boxing Day and Kwanzaa) and I have been AWOL on here for nearly a month.
Let's change that, shall we?
First off, I had a ton of fun the first two weeks in December. Even though it was finals season, I thankfully had time for a lot of fun activities with friends. My college's town is super historic, and several museums had candlelight tours that my friends and I went to. The next weekend there were more candlelight tours of some local homes. When I toured these, it had just snowed, and it was getting dark outside, which created the perfect glowing, Christmas-y atmosphere. Between these, a concert of Handel's Messiah, a Christmas parade, and just hanging out with friends, my weekends were jam-packed adventures!
Yet despite all this running around and having fun, I still studied just enough to get A's on my finals. By the time December 13th rolled around, I was definitely yearning for home. I managed to get through my first time flying without a hitch. I flew out of Washington DC in the dark, which was absolutely beautiful! Looking down as we took off, there was a sea of glittering golden lights and crisscrossed with rivers and roads in a diamond pattern. The only thing that could make this flight better, I thought to myself, would be snow. And then it snowed. :) What's more, I got free hot chocolate, and it didn't even taste bad! Who says airline food is disgusting?
|Not my picture, but about the same angle I saw.|
My first step off the plane was into sideways-blowing snowfall and a crisp, cold world all ready for Christmas. I couldn't have asked for a better welcome home!
Since I've been back, I've:
- spent time with family
- toured a historic house (because that's just what my family does for fun)
- shopped at Barnes and Noble (and oohed and aahed at books far beyond my price range)
- made Christmas cookies
- wrapped presents
- gone to a Christmas lights show and a Celtic Christmas concert with a friend
- and of course, celebrated Christmas Eve and Day in the most traditional way!
I've had such a good December this year, and I can't believe it's already coming to a close. There's so much more I could say; I make no promises of posting it all (because we all know how that goes...) but I wish you all, dear readers, a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!