Today I left my room at 9 a.m. and didn’t come home until just now. At Tech, days like that used to make me crazy. Here I hardly noticed. In fact, I might never have realized if I hadn’t gotten home to two dozen email messages, and realized I hadn’t checked it since before I showered this morning. It’s funny how relaxed life seems out here, and how accurate the stereotype about laid-back Californians is. I have more homework than I’ve ever had in my life — five assignments due between Monday and Wednesday — and yet I’m not stressed out. Must be something in the air.
I got a package! A surprise package from Carter that had pictures, and a CD! I was so excited. I never get surprise packages. The pictures are great — I will scan them this weekend and try to put them here. There is one of me and my sister that I love, taken back at the beginning of September when I went to visit. It is just great. I bought myself a “sisters” picture frame just like the one I sent Katie, but I hadn’t put a picture in it yet…now I have one! Because of the package, Carter is definitely my favorite person of the moment.
So I’m wondering if there are any parties scheduled for the weekend. Last Friday I enjoyed going to the shindig they had over in Rains and meeting a bunch of people…I hope I get another chance to do that soon. Then let’s see, I have decreed that we must go to the movies this weekend or else I’ll go into withdrawal, since I haven’t been to the movies since I was in Atlanta. And then, well, I have a lot of errands to run, and major amounts of laundry to do. I haven’t done laundry since I left Houston. It’s amazing — I never knew I had so much underwear and so many pairs of socks.