I don't plan on writing a big long update about what I did during my break. You saw pretty much all of that sort of thing that you will see. If that's what you're looking for, I'm sorry. However, I can tell you about the last few days, as is my general habit. Oh, and for those of you who mind, there is a bit of romantic stuff towards the beginning of this entry. So... dont' read it if you don't want to. I have a feeling that your life isn't going to collapse because of it.
On Sunday, I woke up around 9:30 or 10. Gave Sarah a call, just to work out what we were going to do for the day. We talked about how depending on when I was heading back to school, I would try to pick her up after work so we could hang out for one last time before I left to go back to school. We talked for like 15 minutes, after which we just got online and talked some more :) I called Sam, worked out that she was going to pick up up around 7:30. This mean that I'd pick up Sarah, bring her back to my house, and we'd have dinner, then Sam would pick me up and my parents could take her home. Or that was supposed to be how it worked anyway.
I spent most of sunday getting shit together - bags, books, clothes, all the stuff I had spread out all over the house while I had been home. Also tried to do some homework and learned once again that I can not finish homework ahead of time. I had a bunch of work that would have been really nice to get done over break, but I didn't get any of it done, leaving me with a shitload of work to do now. Anyway, did that for a couple hours, and around 3:30 or 4, the Cwians called and asked if we'd like to come to dinner. This is a general occurance on saturday and sunday nights. However, in all the times I've eaten there, I have never known the cwians to be on time for dinner plans. Usually, if they say they expct dinner to be at 6, it's at 7:30 or 8. That's just the way it is. I was obviously on a time constraint, and was rather worried about it. However, I agreed that it wouldn't be a major problem. This setup also meant that Sarah and I wouldn't get any alone time on my last day at home, but that was something I figured I was just going to have to deal with. I agreed on the condition that if the food wasn't ready at a reasonable time, I was going to go back to my home and eat, and take Sarah with me. On that condition I planned on going.
Around 5, went to the library and picked up Sarah. Discussed going to cwians with her, and took her back to my house to catch up with my parents. We went to cwians and started prodding them to get on with the cooking of the food. My parents showed up shortly after and started helping out with food. As is generally the case when Sarah is around people she doesn't know very well, she was very quiet the whole evening. Had her 4 little chicken wings and was done. During dinner, Ms. Bunge mixed dough for amazing oatmeal raisin cookies that I brought back with me to school. If you ever make oatmeal raisin cookies, I highly recommend plumping the raisins first. Take about 2 cups of raisins, mix in about 2 shots of rum, and cook in the microwave for about 5 minutes, or until all the rum has boiled off. They taste amazing. Anyway, we baked cookies for a long time. and everyone ate some, and i brought back a gallon zip lock bag packed to the brim with them. Sam showed up around 6:30 (she was my ride, also friend of the cwian's) and ate dinner, so i really had nothing to worry about. Got to say my goodbyes to Sarah there - although I really wish I had had her come outside. John did, and Sarah could have too. *sigh* stupid stupid me. I don't know, it just seemed like it might be rude to make Sam wait. I already had for about 15-20 minutes while I was finishing up the cookies. And I did get one last kiss. It just... I don't know. We got insulted repeatedly for being too cute. Well, I'm sorry if I'm a hopelessly romantic 18 year old - screw you, old fogey parents and friends of parents. I love Sarah, and I always will. If you want me to go away, that's fine. I'll go away and leave you alone. but please, just say that. Don't sit there insulting me. It really did kind of make me feel bad when my own mother said I was annoying when I'm with Sarah.
Anyway, said my goodbyes to Sarah. A wonderful hug I'll remember until I see her again. And then Sam and I left. We stopped at her house so she could say goodbye to her parents. We then got gas, and got down to u of i in 2 hours. Talked the whole time about random things - her sister to my family to wisdom teeth removal, etc. Got back, dealt with crappy internet for a couple hours, called ET and talked on the phone for about 2 hours. Very enjoyable phone call that I'm glad I made. Except now she's all sad and stuff, which is no fun. *sigh* Went to bed around 1. Got up early and did some homework before going to music. Kind of half listend/took notes in music. Came back, went to calc, which i actually understood *shock* Went to music discussion, paid some attention in that, came back to allen, went to science and society, in which i led a discussion of computers and what not. Lets see... came back, sat down and did... um, nothing. then christy came over at 3, we did the math homework for 2 hours, then we ate dinner, and I took her back to FAR. Went to Danny's to pick up a dvd he's had since labor day and a can of aerosol silicone that he was using to fix the squeek in his door. Played LOTR, Two Towers for about an hour, then came back and pretended to work on homework while i did the new style.
This morning, woke up early (8) and finished up some problems with my style. Went to CS173, picked up some film for the photo project i'm supposed to have already taken pictures for. oops. came back, bummed around and did nothing. went to lunch, came back, typed this up while listening to christmas music. now i should really do some homework.