Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Almost Done

Wow, I cannot believe that it is already dead week at school. I actually think that I had more of a dead month that will last until I take my last final, which will be next week. At least I have the weekends to help me get through this.

This last weekend was my organization's large fundraiser called Sing-A-Thon. It is 24 hours long and other organizations sign up for times to sing either Christmas songs, Disney songs, or other clean songs. It is a great time to be with my fellow sisters and just be crazy at 3 in the morning together. Well, this year I only stayed until 1 in the morning because the next day, I was helping my fiance move into his new apartment.

First fire of many in the apartment. 
His new apartment is amazing! It is two stories with a wood burning fireplace and a jacuzzi bathtub. The place is also modern and in a great location. You go just a mile down the road and you are in this huge area with all the stores you need and many restaurants to choose from.

Next weekend will just be as nice. I am going to a company Christmas party at his new work and then the next day we are going to the Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo. I have never been to the lights there and cannot wait!

It is going to be hard to focus on my school work this week with the exciting weekend that is going to come.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thankful for Thanksgiving Break!

Thanksgiving Break was a nice break from everything. It was nice to be with family and friends that I have not seen or talked to since the last time I was home.

My break was filled with love, laughs, and so much fun that I could possibly write a book. My dad got the whole week off from work because he had hernia surgery. It was nice to spend the whole week with my dad. Whenever something "heavy" had to be lifted or moved, I helped. As my mom and I always joke, we are strong polish women. One thing my dad needed help with was bringing our Christmas tree up and help put it together.

We decided to put our Christmas tree up because I am the one in your family that does all the lights on the tree. Somehow every year we need to go and buy more lights. This year, we had to go to the store and buy six more boxes. We do not know how that happened. We had the tree up with lights and ornaments the day before Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving was held at our house this year and it was me, my parents and grandparents. It was small but nice. Me, my mom, my aunt, and a family friend decided to go out on Black Friday, but not until after 10 a.m. We had fun just going to a few stores and looking around. Got a little bit of some Christmas shopping done, but still have a ton more to do.

One of the last things I did before break ended was one of my favorite Christmas traditions. I went to my grandparent's house and sent up the train and village. This is the same train that my grandma would set up with her dad. I love setting it up because it is amazing that it still works and is just a fun tradition that my family has.

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Start of Break

Finally, it is now Thanksgiving Break! That means it is a break from school and homework.

I started off the break with my fiance coming down for the weekend and visiting me and my family. It felt like it went by really quick, but it was fun. We did our typical thing of going to different pet/fish stores and just looked around and have fun. Well while we were at one of the pet stores he yells at me to take a picture of him in a dog cone. Now you probably think that is a very weird thing to ask for but it is normal in our relationship.

The rest of the weekend was relaxing and just a nice time to be with family after the crazy weeks leading up to break.

Cannot wait for the rest of Thanksgiving Break to happen!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Stretch Before Thanksgiving Break

Well, Thanksgiving break is coming up and it cannot come soon enough.

This past weekend was nice and relaxing, which was much needed. I wish though that feeling could have lasting during this week. Over the weekend, my fiance, of course, came down and visit with me. We went shopping, got food, and just watched movies all weekend.

Earlier in the week, my housemates got two new guinea pigs. Gizmo, the other one, recently died. The two new guinea pigs are sisters and are less than three months old. Their names are Helga Hufflepuff and Rowena Ravenclaw. My housemates love Harry Potter so that is where their names came from. They are still getting used to us and their new environment, but soon they will be two bundles of fuzzy entertainment.

Also during the weekend, my fiance decided to buy a fish for his fish tank, which was an hour away from the store. Also, he bought it on Friday and was not planning on leaving till Sunday. So, we had to put him in my take in a breeders net so he would not get eaten by my fish. For those of you who do not know, I own two Dwarf Pufferfish and they eat other fish. I also bought a fiddler crab for them to eat. So far, they have not eaten him, so it looks like I now have a pet fiddler crab.

I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving Break. I get to be with my family, eat a ton of food, and have no school work to worry about.

I hope I can last till this weekend.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Christmas Weekend!

Over the weekend, I was able to go home. It was pleasant to have a break from school and the Village of Ada. My fiance came with me for the weekend and enjoyed his break from work.

On Saturday, we decided to have a shopping day. As usual, we started by going to a fish store called R.M.S. Aquaculture. It is known as Cleveland's Aquarium Super Store. They have rows upon rows of fish, ranging from saltwater fish to brackish fish, to freshwater fish. They do sell other pets like bird's, rabbits, and hamsters, but they are more known for the fish. They have anything and everything for fish and for their aquariums. I could spend hours there making a wish list of future tanks that I would want to own.

Next, we went to an outdoor mall in Crocker Park. They were starting to put up all their Christmas decorations and it was beautiful. We mainly went there because they have one of the last remaining Barnes & Noble in the area. Before we went to the bookstore, we decided to get a quick "snack". We went to Mikey's Pizza and both got huge slices of pizza. My fiance loves spicy food and they had a pizza called the Demon Pizza. It had tons of peppers and a spicy sauce. For me, I got a Loaded Potato Pizza. If anyone knows me, they know that I have a deep love for potatoes. I as overjoyed when my fiance pointed it out to me. It had a thick layer of mashed potatoes with some small chunks, tons of cheese, bacon, sour cream, and scallions. It was delicious. I would order a whole pizza of this and eat it all by myself!

On Sunday, we spent the day in Medina and went to Castle Noel. This is a museum to everything Christmas. The owner is named Mark Klause and looks like Santa Clause. He collects Christmas movie props, costumes, and much much more. It is Christmas there every day and you do feel like a kid again when you go in there. The place also puts you into the Christmas Spirit.

That was pretty much my weekend. Wish it did not end because then that means it is back to school. With the semester ending soon, the workload has definitely doubled.

Here is to hoping that I am able to keep up with everything.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Weekend with Kilts

What a crazy week but this weekend was a much-needed break. I went up to my fiance's house in Marion and had a nice relaxing weekend with him and his family. 

Our Saturday was filled with going to a couple of fish stores. One of the stores had a kitten that would walk around and would want all of your attention. She allowed us to pick her up and pet her. She decided my shoulders was a good place to cuddle, so she wrapped her little body around my neck. When I would put my hand up to her head to pet her, she would grab it and start to suck on my thumb. It was the cutest thing ever. I wish I could have taken her home. When my fiance held her, she wanted to be held like a baby and suck on his thumb. Again, the cutest thing ever. 

Later on in the day, we went to his aunt's house for a taco bar and bonfire. While we were inside, their dog discovered a forbidden love. It was between him and a kitten and the only thing that was keeping their love for each other apart was the screen from a window. Maybe one day in another life their love for each other will be met.

Sunday was a day filled with men in kilts! At my fiance's church, they have the annual celebration of Kirkin' O' the Tartan. It is this really cool celebration of families past and presenting their pattern of plaid. Lots, of bagpipes, food and sword dancing happens.

After the service was completed, we went home and rested until dinner time. I and my Fiance went out and had a great time and this pub pizza place. I cannot remember the name of the place right now, but they had delicious pub mac-n-cheese. I was able to add buffalo chicken to it, which made it even better. We are definitely going to have to go there again just so I can get the mac-n-cheese again.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Beautiful Weekend

This weekend was busy but beautiful. It started out as on Saturday, October 22 at 8 a.m. was my engagement photo session. That is right, 8 a.m. where the temperature outside was a nice 38 degrees. I even started off by wearing a nice light, thin dress. We started off taking photos at the train depot in the Village of Ada because that is where I was asked to be his girlfriend and two years later where he proposed to me. We then moved to a few different spots on campus then went to Kenton to places where we hike when we have the time.

Our wonderful photographer was my fiance's cousin. She is so talented and we were so excited she was able to squeeze us in with October being one of her busier months. I cannot wait till the photos come in, let's just hope I can wait the three weeks.

If you are curious, this is what the car looked like after we were finished. It looks like we now live in the car. 

Later on in the day was a tailgate party hosted by Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Epsilon, which are the Christian sorority and fraternity on campus. It was a blast to hang out with my fellow sisters and brothers. We barbeque hotdogs and hamburgers and played corn hole all before the homecoming football game. I can now cross out going to a college tailgate party off my bucket list.

However, late on I started to not feel well. I guess being in a dress in 38 degrees weather did not help the hidden cold germ that was just waiting to come out and get me.

My fiance being the true gentleman, took care of me. He got me soup, tea, medicine, and movies. He took care of until he had to head back home, but he continued to call and text me to make sure I was doing better. I may still have a little bit of the cold, but he definitely helped get rid of it.

Here is to hoping this cold doesn't ruin the rest of my week and will let me get all of my school work done.