Alright so this might not be the best week I have ever had but it comes really close. I have really enjoyed being on spring break and relaxing. I thought that I would give you a little bit of a run down of what my typical day to day activities have been:

  • I do not like to sleep in too late so I usually set my alarm for 8:00. I have an Ihome so I wake up to music and lay in bed listening to music until about 9:00. I have not been listening to the songs on shuffle, lately I have been spending my mornings with Scarlett Johansson and Pete Yorn, John Mayer, and Jon McLaughlin.

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  • At 9:00 I spend a little while watching Golden Girls, which is one of my favorite shows, during which I also eat breakfast

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  • After this, I shower and prepare myself for the day by checking my e-mail and doing other important web browsing activities.
  • Around noon I go get myself some lunch and then watch a little bit of T.V., read, or browse the web for a while.
  • At 1:30 I head to work at the Boys and Girls Club.

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  • After I get home I have some dinner and spend a little bit of time on the web and watch some T.V., usually ICarly (I don’t know what it is about this show, but I love it), or watch a movie.

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  • When I feel like it is about time to go to bed, usually around 10:00 or 10:30, I read. Currently I am reading Belong to Me and I am really enjoying it.

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  • After I read, usually until about 11:30, I turn on Golden Girls once again and fall asleep.

These days have been glorious, as you probably have determined from reading the about details. Tomorrow I am going to spend the day doing some homework though and then I am getting a massage, which should be amazing. I hope that everyone is enjoying your week!

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Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins, was such an amazing book. This book is the sequel to Hunger Games and I loved Hunger Games but, in my opinion, Catching Fire was better! I would say that the books fall under the suspense category, with a little bit of a love story, and a lot of action! There was so much suspense and so many unexpected twists that I could not put the book down; I wanted to know what was going to happen next at all times. I love this series and the ending made me hungry for more (witty I know…). The third book comes out in August and I cannot wait to get it! I would love to provide a little description of the story line but I do not want to give anything away…You will just have to go see for yourself!

It seems these days that I have fallen off the face of the earth. School has been consuming all of my time and I feel like it has been quite a while since I have even typed into the browser www.wordpress.com. And indeed it has.

I am on spring break! which is why I sit before you know writing this blog. I have been compiling a list of topics that I have been wanting to write about so that when this time came, I would be able to catch up on what I have been meaning to do for a while now.

First, of course, is The Bachelor. We all now know who Jake picked: Vienna. Jakes seems to really be happy so I really do not have much to say about the finale. I was just sad to see Tenley go, but she had so much class with the way that she left. Jason and Molly’s wedding was fabulous! I love them together and their wedding was so beautiful…it gave me lots of new and wonderful ideas for when my big day comes! Lastly, I am really excited for Ali to be the new bachelorette! She will be fantastic and I am awaiting May to come around so that I can fill my Mondays with the bachelorette once again.

On my spring break I have many things planned:

1. read recreationally. I have many books that I have been wanting to read, including one that I have been in the middle of since January.

2. Sleep. I have been rather sleep deprived these last few weeks and it will be fabulous to catch up.

3. Blog! Like I said before, I have several topics that I have been wanting to share and I am excited I finally get to get back into a blogging groove (if I was ever in one).

It feels great to be back and I will keep up on here for as long as I can. Once spring break is over I may fall of the face of the planet again, but come summer, I will return!

Have a great day!

This week on The Bachelor was quite an eventful one, with not as much drama. I loved the hometown dates and the families were all pretty normal, which I think may be a first. My favorite hometown was probably Tenley’s. He was sooo awesome with her family and it was really sweet how much they connected with him. My least favorite, if you can guess, was Vienna’s; although I though that it was comical because it was very different from the rest of them. The dog, I must say, was ridiculous. I was really sad about Ali leaving, I really like her and I was shocked by the fact that she acutally left because of how much he was asking her stay….That would be a really hard decision to make, though. Personally I think that I would have stayed. Although it was sad, it was also really admirable of her because sometimes people come on these shows and they just throw themselves at the bachelor/bachelorette and it seems they will do anything. She will find someone eventually though, she seems like a really likeable girl who can meet people easily. I think this may be my shortest review yet…It is hard to remember what happened on the episodes when you procrastinate.

On sort of that same note, my head feels like it is going to explode. Spring semester is in full swing on only the second day and I am feeling very overwhelmed. Luckily I have a nice long five day weekend, which should give me a good amount of time to get caught up on the amazing amount of work that I have to do before next Wednesday.

In other news, I am super excited for a dance audition that I will be attending on Friday! I have not danced in so long and it is going to be really nice to get out there and do it again. It is just for fun for a show that PLU has in April. I am really looking forward to it and I will most definitely let you know how it goes.

Lastly, I am sorry that I have not posted any book reviews yet. Last week I finished another book and I am half way though another one (so I owe you a few reviews)! No worries though, I will try to find some time this weekend and hopefully I can inspire someone out there to read the wonderful books I have been enjoying lately! I hope that everyone has a great ending to their week!

Tonight was the season premiere of The Bachelor and the network is now calling it “The Bachelor On the Wings of Love”. I have to disagree. I was a bit skeptical of their decision to cast Jake as the new bachelor and I am still unsure of how this season is going to turn out but I am a little disappointed in the women that were picked for the show. I was sad that the only 2 girls that I liked were sent home, and they were both pilots, which I found interesting. I just wanted to write a little bit about my impressions of the show and find out if the avid watchers out there agree. Mostly I am just procrastinating unpacking my stuff from home. I have returned to school and tomorrow is the first day of J-term, which should be interesting. I am taking a philosophy class that I have previously stated as a class that I do not need to take. It is philosophy of creation and evolution which I think will be pretty entertaining none the less. Since I am only taking one class and only working two days a week, I am hoping that I will have some time for recreational reading. I know that once spring semester starts, pathophysiology will be life, as I plan to start studying for it before the term even starts (it is reputably the hardest class in nursing school at PLU). I received some books for Christmas and I have a couple of books that I have had for quite some time that I have been wanting to read. The books I would like to read by the end of January are as follows:
1. Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner. I am about half-way finished with this book and I am loving it.
2. Catching fire by Suzanne Collins. This is the sequel to the Hunger Games and I have been waiting for the time to read this book.
3. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. My sister gave me this book for Christmas and she said that it was really good so I am also looking forward to this one.
4. Last but certainly not least, Love the One You’re With by Emily Griffin. This is the same author as Something Borrowed and Something Blue, which I really enjoyed so I am hoping this book will be great as well.
That is a lot to accomplish in four weeks but I think that I can do it. I plan to update you on my progress and give you a review of the books and what I thought of them.
I have so many things that I want to write about from my break but that will have to wait for another day (hopefully tomorrow) along with a report on how my first day back to reality went. Right now I need to get my booty motivated and finish unpacking…7:30 is going to come early tomorrow morning.

I am really excited about going to Jo-ann’s today. I am really anxious to start some new quilts!!! I asked my dad and stepmom for some quilting books for my birthday but I haven’t recieved it in the mail yet 😦 so I don’t know if I got any. I want some new patterns so I am going to wait for those books to start my projects but I am getting really anxious so I am going to look at some fabrics today. I have three quilts that I need to start working on and only one of them has fabric to show for it plus I want to finish these so that maybe I can make a new one for myself to take to school with me…I don’t know yet though. Anyway, I have some crafting days for myself coming up so you should be seeing some new projects on here soon (ish). yay!

Right now I am on vacation. According to my definition of vacation, it is:

Leaving home and not having to work or go to school.

It has been really nice.

This post will include a bit of what I have been doing this vacation, my sudoku background, and some issues that I have with the game, as well as the sudoku book I am in the process of completing.

First and foremost, this vacation has included a lot of sudoku. Hours of it.  I do it for a couple of reasons:

1. I enjoy it.

2. It is a good way to keep my brain going so that it does not rot away while I do nothing all day.

3. I love it. (I know this is similar to number 1 but I just wanted to emphasize this fact.)

The rules of sudoku are simple. The game is played on a 9X9 grid. Each row, column, and box within the grid must be filled with only one of each number from 1-9. This is not a good explanation of the game. Maybe it is not simple. Oh well, if you don’t know how to play and want to know, look it up.

My love for sudoku began a few years ago when it was introduced to me by my boyfriend. He was solving a baseball sudoku puzzle that used baseball positions instead of numbers. I assisted him in solving his puzzle and then I bought myself a couple of sudoku puzzle books as well as an electronic sudoku. I was sudokuing all of the time. I became a master, a sudoku black belt, if you will. Well when I got a life, I didn’t have much time or energy for sudoku anymore and I let the books collect dust on my bookshelf. Some of these books were filled, some were incomplete and some were completely empty. So before I left for this vacation of mine, I decide that I would get back into my sudoku mania way of living life. I brought a sudoku for dummies book that my step-mom bought for me and I was super excited to start it.  I was very disappointed to find that my black belt in sudoku had faded away. The puzzles are categorized as easy, tricky, tough, diabolical, treacherous, and bewildering, in that order. Some of these puzzles include letters and numbers with a much bigger grid and there is even a circular grid. 

All I have to say is that I have been doing sudoku a lot these past days and I am only on puzzle number 25. Still categorized as easy.

I also have a really big obsessive compulsive thing when it comes to sudoku. I have to do all of the puzzles in order. I cannot skip any. So I could possibly be working on one puzzle forever and I would never progress in my book. It has never happened but with this book it could. The easy puzzles are not so easy…I am afraid to go up a skill level.

Anyways, one thing that I do not like about this book is how hard the puzzles are. But I am totally confused. I do not know if there is an expert out there who can help me with this but it is forcing me to cheat, yes I have looked at the answers in the back on some puzzles. That is what this has come to.

When I first start a puzzle, I like to asses the numbers that I have been given, as any person who knows how to play sudoku would do. In several of the puzzles, the right and left boxes (made of nine little squares) are empty. These puzzles are impossible to solve without looking at the answer. I don’t fully cheat, I just fill in a couple of numbers so that I can do the rest on my own. It is really frustrating and I am ashamed of my behavior. But this is a vacation and I won’t stress about it.

For the most part, this has been a great vacation and I hope it only continues to get better.

More on my vacation some other day.

I still have no clue on how to solve these hard easy puzzles.  I hope I can figure it out.