There’s nothing like spending four months in a foreign country to make you appreciate being home with the family. Not much has changed in the past four months: my littlest sister Elizabeth still watches “Say Yes to the Dress” every single day and still insists that she’s Mom’s favorite child. Alex is home from Duke and is once again criticizing my clothes and hogging the car. Dad still wears a gray t-shirt just about every day, and Mom still yells at me for wearing my coat in the house and going to Starbucks too much. It’s good to be home.
The holidays were pretty typical. Here are a few Christmas highlights:
Speaking of Laura, one of my favorite times of year is intersession, when Laura and I usually take an easy class together and then spend the rest of our time watching movies, going to Towson Mall, playing in the snow, bothering our friend Alec, etc. This Intersession, Laura and I have decided to take German together. We’re a little nervous since we’ve heard it’s not an easy class, but given that we’re taking it together I’m sure it’ll be fun.
Before Intersession starts, I still need to move in to my new apartment! This spring, my friend Elise and I are living together, which I’m really excited about. Elise was actually one of the first people I met at Hopkins – she and I were in almost every class together freshman year, we ended up living on the same hall last year, and then she and I ended up going to Madrid with the same program. She’s very happy and upbeat and hilarious, so I’m thrilled to be living with her. Also, we’re living right above Starbucks!!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSS.
Next weekend we’re celebrating New Years Eve in Connecticut with the family, the week after that I’ll be saying goodbye to my high school friends again as they go back to school, and the following Monday I’ll be heading back to Hopkins for Intersession, movie marathons with my old roomie, and preparing for the semester ahead.