Thanksgiving break

This week starts a bit of a break for me. Admittedly, I’ve had several “breaks” while traveling, but I’m looking forward to something more relaxing.farmgirl-0007.jpgConfession one – for the last three years, I haven’t had Thanksgiving break. I’m lousy at keeping up with schedules, and I somehow always ended up finishing the previous school year before starting the new grade in January.
I’m not sure exactly how it always happened like that. But it did.
This year – senior year, I have my first Thanksgiving break in all of high school.

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Confession two. I’m kind of nervous about having that much free time. My brain is trying to guilt me into doing schoolwork. Because of how traveling has panned out over the last three weeks, I’m about a week and a half behind schedule in most of my classes.
This hasn’t seemed to register with my study ethic, as I’ve observed no change in my study habits at home. I get more work done when I go to the library and study.
Thank goodness I live close to the library.

farmgirl-0039.jpgConfession three – I have a list for this week. Nothing scheduled, except for work. Just a vague idea of what I’d like to do while I don’t have to worry about school.

Catch up on reading. Aka get far more Agatha Christies out of the library than I should and read them.
Make Christmas presents. Possibly spend time with my sweet friend J.
Clean my room. Fill out an Honors Application.
Watch movies. Home Alone and Pirates of the Caribbean 4 are high on the list.

I’m really thankful for the chance to have a break. I must admit that this year is bittersweet, since I know that next year, it will be different. If I go to school where I want to, I’ll be able to come home, but it will still be different. I’m not sure I can swallow that one yet.
Before I finish for the evening, I’d like to mention that I’m hosting a holiday blogger swap. You can find the details here (join up! I’m really excited about it.)
Finally. Happy Thanksgiving. I’m grateful for all of you – more than you know.

(random conglomeration of photos from the past two months)

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