Monday, December 3, 2012

onward, ho!

December swept in like a burst of cold air under the door, unnoticed until you realize that your toes are freezing and you need a nice pair of thick socks. One minute I was stuffing my face with turkey and yams and the next minute I'm playing Christmas music and wondering when it's going to start snowing. Oh December, each year it seems that it takes you longer and longer to be covered with white.

I was in Moscow with TheBoy when December snuck in through the back door. I turned to the TheBoy and  asked if he could believe it was the 1st already. He looks at me and says, "It's December?" We laugh because, really, how can it already be December? Sometime this month I will have been with TheBoy for 6 months. I counted it out last night because I was curious, and then I didn't believe myself so I had to recount. But there it is, six months. Who knew?

If I'm being honest with you, it doesn't look like it should be December. There's no snow. The grass is still green, although there are some areas of lawns that are starting to die off and turn brown. The leaves are all gone from the trees and the weather is cold and windy. It gets dark around 4 o'clock now, which, admittedly, is my least favorite thing about the winter months in the Pacific North West. I want to have summer back already - the warmth, the sunshine, and the being able to do things outside without having to bundle up so much - I miss it all. Some people are all for the cooler weather, and to you I say - keep it. I like winter for skiing and that's really about it. The sun doesn't shine, the wind chills you to the bone, and for some unknown reason people inexplicably forget how to drive. It is a major conundrum, folks. I could go on for hours, really. But I won't. You can thank me later.

On a slightly unrelated note, I graduate on Saturday. I have so many emotions running through my system right now it's a miracle I am even remotely functioning today. My stomach is a ball of nerves. So much to do, so much to do. Inside and outside of schoolwork, too. But then it will all be over, and what do I do about that? I don't even know how to feel about this whole graduation thing anyway. It's too overwhelming to handle right now. My brain is fried.

That face. It's the cutest.

Those dogs. They think that laying on top of me is way more comfy than just laying on the couch. It's a good thing I don't mind so much having to share my space with those little fur babies.


  1. Ahhh, congratulations on graduating! How exciting. And definitely overwhelming and scary, I'm sure. I remember when you were a sophomore :') Now I'm a freshman in college and I know it's going to go by just as quickly for me...

    I've loved your blog for years. Thanks for keeping us posted on your life, love, and life lessons. I know this next chapter of your life is going to be great.


  2. Congrats on graduating girl! I'm still waiting for snow over here as well... keeping my fingers crossed it's sooner rather than later!


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