Highlights of My Winter Break
Let me begin with an ode to 2013, it was a fantastic year for me and I can only hope to make 2014 even better!
1. Christmas- Everyone loves Christmas! While most people look forward to the presents, the real reason I anticipate Christmas is my mother’s tamales. Its our Christmas tradition to make them Christmas Eve day and this year, I formed most of the tamales myself! Forming the tamales=spooning the dough into the corn husks. Next year my mother will teach me how to make the dough and so I have taken the liberty and written it down here so that I have witnesses and can remind my mother of her oath =P
2. Friends- I spent a lot of time catching up with my friends from high school. From movie marathons, sledding, dining at our favorite restaurants ( Village inn and Buffalo Wild Wings), and visiting our high school teachers, it was fun to get together again, just like old times!
3. SLEEP- it was such a privilege to sleep in! Even though my little brothers (the 5 yr old triplets) would try to wake me up early, but after explaining to them, while still half asleep, that I wasn’t in school so I didn’t need to wake up, they left me alone and terrorized my two other sisters. In situations like this, it feels good to be the oldest, the head of the siblings!
4. Netflix Binge- I don’t make it a point to watch t.v. while classes are in session because then I wouldn’t focus on my studies. And so, over winter break I watched six seasons of Doctor Who in a little under two weeks……..I’m not sure if I should be proud or alarmed of my accomplishment! Let me just say it was Fantastic! Allonsy and Geronimo!
Although it may seem as if I didn’t do too much over break…well that’s the whole point! It was relaxing to have time to not do anything and now I am ready to tackle the next five weeks. I’m hoping they really fly by because during break I will be in Japan touring with the Symphonic band and I AM SO EXCITED! I am ready to go back to school! ALLONSY (Nerd Alert: this is the 10th doctor’s quote which means “Let’s Go” in french)