Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Quick Update

I haven't written in a very long time. This I know.

Life is so busy! Every Thursday, I have classes at A&M all day. And every Thursday, I am reminded of how much work I actually have to do before the semester ends. And every Thursday, that list of work grows.

But sometimes I get to cross things off the list.

I have to remember to take it a day at a time.

Spring Break was pretty neat. Not as neat as last year (I built houses in Juarez), but it was still neat. I spent the majority of the time at home. Carolyn and I listened to my parents explain every single day why our family is now officially vegan.

Yes - my parents decided to start only cooking vegan meals.

You have to understand that this is a big step for a family who loves to grill steak, cook chicken, and puts cheese on almost everything. Now, it's nothing but soy milk, "Veggie Shreds" (which is fake cheese - I think it's soy), tofu in place of any kind of meat, and my personal favorite, quinoa. I just like saying that word: KEEN-wa. It's fun. It's the super grain, apparently. All I know is that it looks and tastes very similar to cous cous.

My first meal at home was tofu tomato soup. It was actually pretty dang good. I also enjoyed the tofu and spinach manacotti.

The second part of Spring Break was better than the first, because of course I did not do any homework. I got to see Austin, which always makes me happy. He drove all the way up to Dallas to pick me up, and then the next day we drove all the way back to Houston. I still can't believe he did that for me! We spent the day hanging out with his family - first at his cousin's birthday party (I think she turned 12), and then at the rodeo. I saw lots of crazy pigs and cows, and we looked at tons of "cowboy" apparel, accessories, and trucks/trailers/tractors. Then we went outside to the carnival. I rode a ride that made me want to die, and then things got better when we went on the ferris wheel. I could see a lot of Houston, and it made me happy! Before we left the carnival, Austin and I played this racing game with about 6 other people. The prize was a huge stuffed animal. Of course Austin won, and so I now have a 3 foot pug sitting in my room. I named him Pugly the Ugly Pug. Pugly for short. He is filled with styrofoam and actually looks crazy.

Welp, it's time for me to go with Ali and get lunch. I'll write later.