Thursday, September 26, 2013

Alumni Weekend

     Last weekend was Alumni weekend! Normally it really would not have meant much to me, but last year I lived with 3 wonderful seniors that I became really close with.  Two were able to visit and stay the weekend!  Sam and Caitlin came and stayed with us in our townhouse and one of the fun things we did was go to Apple Island, north of here, to visit a farm and enjoy the fall foliage.

Friday, September 6, 2013

the Main Floor

     Previously I stated that the main floor of our townhouse was not blog ready.  What I really meant was that we didn't really have decorations yet and hadn't finalized the placement of the furniture!  Now it seems that we're all ready and organized for a photo shoot:

This is the entrance to our house: as you walk in you see records

This is our combination dining room and common room

Some extra shelving to help organize

Some record sleeves

Our cozy kitchen

     So that's it! I went to the Salvation Army up the road with my girl Taylor and we bought the records for $.25 each and the blanket on the wall above the chairs for $1.  Pretty good deal for all of that and now our home is comfy and cool!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Warts and all

When I got back from class today, I noticed something interesting on my window ledge.  It was an itty, bitty FROG! How it got there I have no idea but I took some pictures because I knew my dad would really enjoy this!

Update: my friend is gone.  When the rain storm started he disappeared! Hopefully if he jumped his parachute deployed.  

Sunday, September 1, 2013

3 Classes? WHAT????

Ok so I previously wrote that I was going to be signing up to take Italian 101 as my fourth class this semester.  However, I checked my smcvt mail and I had gotten my senior packet! BLAH! In it was an intent to graduate form, some other forms, and this baby:

This fabulous form lists all the classes I have taken, the ones I still need to take, and most importantly exactly what I need to graduate.  It tells you how many credits remain for you to graduate, what you need overall to graduate, and what you currently have.  So after deciphering the form (I had a little trouble) and going to the Registrar to double check, I learned that I do not need any more credits to graduate on time.  That means that as of now all I have to do is take the necessary courses to graduate.  I made the executive decision to take my Spanish Senior Seminar, my French Senior Seminar, and la France Medieval this semester and not stretch myself too thin when I'll need to write two thesis papers this semester. 
So, that's that and I just wanted to write and say that sometimes it is ok to take only 3 courses instead of 5 or 6.  It's better to do what you can and do it well, rather than over exhaust yourself and get not so great grades.