Sunday, March 15, 2009

So Long, Spring Break 2009

Sadly, spring break comes to a close this evening. Within 12 hours, I'll be heading back to campus to resume my TA responsibilities, and in even less time, I'll be back into strict homework phase. It's a bummer. As much as I didn't get done over spring break that I thought I might, I feel good about both what I did and what I did not accomplish. Soon enough I'll have two more papers due, another batch of tests to grade, and a test of my own to take. It'll hit hard and fast, so for now I'm trying to remain calm and mentally on vacation. To help maintain this positivity, I thought I'd share some of the highlights from the past 10 days.
  • We went to see Bolt at the dollar theater here in Tallahassee. This is only the fourth movie (maybe the fifth) that we've been to in the theater as a family since Edison was born. While small children can make it difficult to give the movie as much attention as one might like, I found the film rather enjoyable. I didn't think it looked all that promising, so I was pleasantly surprised.
  • We went to Chuck E. Cheese's. See my previous post for more info on that.
  • I actually took a nap yesterday!
  • We spent a couple of nights at the home of Melanie's brother and his family, who live in Hinesville, GA. Hinesville is nothing to get excited about it in and of itself—it is basically an army base town—but it's always good to see family. We got to be there to celebrate Kyle's (my nephew's) birthday on Thursday, and Friday night we drove 20 miles to Jesup, GA to eat at a buffet restaurant and go to Kmart. That's small town entertainment, I suppose, but it was fun for us. The only downside was driving past some sort of production plant for a company called Rayonier, which is a “forest products company.” I know this much – the plant reeks like nothing I've ever experienced. Gag! Oh, and we also realized we're no longer cut out for the north – it was pretty cold in Georgia!
  • We tried a new donut shop that opened up down the street, called Donut Kingdom. They were pretty good. I joked before we even ordered anything that, regardless of whether they were good or bad, if we lived in Utah and I was writing a review of the place for a Utah newspaper, I'd already have my headline. Bad donuts = Donut Kingdom is Anything But Celestial; good donuts = Try New Donut Kingdom – It's Celestial. (I should now be shot, not just for making lame Utah/Mormon jokes, but for publishing them, even in this informal setting. I wrestled with my conscious long and hard before deciding to post this little tidbit.)
  • I got to do a lot of the normal things that I never get to be involved in, like going grocery shopping, to the library, to the park, and so on. These may not sound like overly exciting activities, but I'm usually left out because I've got too much to do. It's nice to be involved with my family's most day-to-day activities. It makes me feel like an actual part of the family!
I think that about covers it. And now it's over. Sad, but nice while it lasted. Here's to next year....

1 comment:

  1. I think it's great you appreciate the little things and the moments with your family.