Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fall Break!

This past weekend was our fall break.  It started Friday after our last class and lasted until Tuesday evening.  This year instead of going home I was invited to go home with my roommate Taylor and go to her house in Connecticut.  We left around 6:00 and we drove the 4 hours there (it was awesome...lots of singing).   At her house we unpacked, ate, and went to bed exhausted.  Saturday we went out for breakfast at Chuckwagon where they sang Happy Birthday to me and later we went on a hike that was awesome:

Later on we had enchiladas and daiquiris because that night was also....MY 21st BIRTHDAY.
So we had quite a bit of fun...especially when our friend Allyson drove to her house and we all played BALDERDASH.  We also enjoyed birthday cookies and an edible arrangements that my parents sent!!!!

Sunday we went on a trip to Trader Joes, I met Taylor's sister, and we all went apple picking.

Monday we went out for breakfast again and got haircuts and "did homework".  Tuesday, sadly was our day to leave and head back.  We left around 2:30 and got back to school happily at 6:30


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Breakfast in the Gardens

This past Wednesday I had breakfast in the teaching gardens with my First Year Seminar.  If you remember, I took Gardening: Digging Down to the Roots.  It was an absolutely amazing class and I met my best friend there!  In class we made seed bombs and planted our own plants- succulents that don't require constant watering (perfect for college students).  So our professors Lubkowitz and Bang-Jensen contacted us this September to tell us that they were organizing an reunion breakfast in the gardens! It was such a wonderful and beautiful surprise to have professors that so cared about the class they taught and wanted to see us again all together.  Here are some pictures of us drinking coffee and enjoying pastries with our classmates:

This one Taylor took
This one was taken by an SMC photographer and you can see me! (right side in white sweater)

Also, I got a chocolate bar (sea salt and almond special Lake Champlain chocolate) for showing evidence that my garden lives!

It thrives! Ok well that's all for now folks.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

There's a hole in the ceiling

So a little while back we had a house emergency.  The toilet malfunctioned and sprung a leak.  That meant that there was water seeping not only out of one of the pipes, but into our living room from the ceiling.  Luckily we thought fast and called public safety.  They were obviously not the right people to call but they transferred me to the power plant.  From there I explained the situation and within 2 minutes (I kid you not) we had a man at the house.  They must have sent out a call to all the men who come to fix the little problems that occur in the houses and one showed up!  He was a very, very nice guy and fixed the leak and had to remove some of the drywall to see about the pipes in the walls.  That's why we now have a hole! 

 Mostly though, I just wanted to write about how quickly they responded and helped us in our time of need!  This week it should be fixed and be as good as new.