Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Break

So far, this break has been awesome. It's been super busy, but so much fun. Austin came home with me for about five days which was great! He bought a drum set and is going to be taking some lessons over the break. Apparently he played for 3 hours yesterday and he hasn't taken any lessons yet! :) Austin left on Tuesday morning and I miss him terribly already. I have been spoiled because I've seen him almost every day since I met him! We joke about "making it" through this "rough patch" and how we'll handle our "long distance relationship". Haha! But seriously, I can't wait to see him after the break!

We move into our new house tomorrow. It feel so weird - my parents bought the land when I was 7 and we're just now moving into the house we've waited 14 years to build! The house is great - it feels cozy and new. It's sad that Carolyn and I won't get to live there! ha.

I don't have a whole lot of news except that Christmas is coming fast and I'm not ready. I still need to buy for my dad, Carolyn, Claire, Austin and Ed.

I'm not very good at shopping, by the way.


Oh well, it's time for dinner!

Friday, December 07, 2007

The Perfect Christmas

I'm very bored right now so I thought I'd update. Plus, it's been a while.

I had a final this morning that wasn't too bad. One more final on Monday, and this semester is OVER. Whew... what a relief! I am looking forward to starting a new one.

So I really have nothing to do right now. I was supposed to go play pool with Austin and some friends, but Austin has had serious eye problems for the past few days. He finally went to the doctor today after not sleeping last night, and they said it was scratched. Poor thing. He is absolutely miserable. I have tried contacting him in almost every form imaginable, but I can't get a hold of him. Oh well. I hope he is sleeping right now, because he probably needs it a lot.

To give a summary of the past week or so: the Christmas party was a blast. I had so much fun! The next day, however, I was completely exhausted. All that entertaining really takes the energy out of me! Thank goodness it's only once a year.

I went ice skating last Friday, which was interesting. I am not very good, and so I had to hold Austin's hand the entire time to keep from falling down. I did manage to knock a person down on accident. I felt horrible. Ice skating is not my forte.

I bought something at a store today and was given a little handout thing. It had a "Countdown to a Perfect Christmas" on it. I had to stop and think about that for a few minutes. How sad! A "perfect" Christmas??? What does that look like? It makes Christmas sound like something you are graded on - like a contest. What happens if your Christmas isn't perfect? I just think about how much us humans have twisted everything. We make Christmas into something that is all about ourselves and how we feel. I hate that. We want a perfect Christmas so we can feel good about ourselves and pleased with our efforts. It makes me really sad.

It's really not about us at all. It's about the King of the Universe who humbled Himself so much that he was born in human form, in humble and extremely modest conditions, among sinners roaming the Earth. And He did it all out of love for a people who He created, but lost sight of Him. He did it to bring that people back to Himself by giving His own life for them. And we think Christmas is about a tree, some prettily wrapped presents and a turkey? What happened?

Well, I think I am going to go find something to do. Have a wonderful evening.