Saturday, February 5, 2011

Get cozy,

We could be here for a while.

As my last post stated, we've been having a lot of snow days lately. Yesterday was no exception. We had 18'' of snow hit us yesterday morning, closing the whole area down. Just walking through it was quite the adventure. School has closed for 3 days straight now, with roads and sidewalks unable to be cleared. This is the most snow I've ever seen!

This whole snow thing is getting my schedule off. Someone says they could take our Spring Break, but I'll only believe that when I say it. We've had 7 snow days already, and missing class is getting to become annoying to our teachers. Why even make a lesson plan if it's just gonna get ruined time and time again. I'm wondering when they're going to give up and just put the lessons online for us to teach ourselves.

Amongst all this snow insanity, I've been adjusting to my RA role quite nicely if I say so myself. I made 3lbs of fettuccine alfredo for my floor girls Super Bowl Sunday night. They scarfed almost all of it down! I've had 14 of my 54 one on ones done and still have a month and a half to do the other 40. I put reminders on all the girls to come see me for their one on ones asap. Unfortunately I had to do my first write up as a RA this week. I hated doing it, but rules are rules. I think I hated actually writing out the story more than actually dealing with the situation.

Being stuck indoors has led to me eating a lot, and therefore I've gained a bit of weight these past couple weeks. It's not that much different yet, but I can tell if I keep up this pattern, it could be a problem. Maybe the indoor gym in my dorm will get done soon and I can work out instead of watching It's the thought that counts right?

I can't wait to go out tomorrow! Nathan promised he would play in the snow with me, even though he's not a fan of the snow. I think me going out and having fun today while he was reading made him a bit jealous. with the rest of the weekend off, he doesn't feel so bad about putting off homework for a while to come have a snowball fight with me :)

Speaking of Nathan, with Valentine's coming up, I'm trying to decide whether to do a small something or not. We already agreed that we weren't going to really do anything for Valentine's since we've done Valentine's before and we're both broke. I still thought it might be cute to do a little surprise, but he doesn't really like a lot of candy, and you don't do flowers for a guy. Well if I can't get out of Reid this weekend, it won't matter. My car is still buried under snow.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow Day(s)

So most people would be jumping up and down at the thought of being out of school for 3 days to go play in the snow. I admit, last year I would have been right there with the girls on my floor screaming with joy at each RazAlert text. This year, however, it's just getting annoying. I am stuck in my dorm, deciding on a program everyday, rescheduling the whole rush week I planned, unable to get help from my drill instructor on diff eq, and dreading the massive backlog of work that's sure to hit once we go back. Now that I've aired my grievances about the snow days, I'll say the good things. :)

Since we've had a small program everyday, I've got to meet a few more girls on my floor. And the ones who didn't come, I still know their faces because we've all been stuck in this building for 3 days. They've even started coming to me to ask questions! Can't wait to have an actual bond with these girls, though it's sad that I'm only their RA for a semester.

I've had a lot more chill time, and that's let me realize why I like school. I had such a good study schedule working out, including built in homework time on Mondays and Thursdays (academic and desk hours). Since I got all my homework done on Monday, I've just been making adjustments as they come to the events I'm working on. I've set up a fundraiser for my Relay for Life team, rescheduled the Phi Rho rush events we had, done my bulletin board for the month, looked at bulletin board ideas for next month, found the program I tried to do last semester and tweaked it, and lastly just sat on my bed and watched tv/read. It's been so weird to not have class assignments to work on, but I've gotten so much other stuff I wouldn't have had time for done.

I have food, clean room, clean laundry, and an amazing view of the snow; I think I'll be alright. My favorite part of all of this is the snow pictures I've acquired. Once again, go to my facebook page to check them out.

Oh and if you would like to make a donation to my Relay for Life team, click on the link: