As December begins it gets colder outside and our semester begins its final descent into the holiday break. I have been pretty busy for the last few weeks trying to get everything in order and getting all of my assignments completed and turned in. The end of the semester has gone by smoother than expected and I am please to say that i am officially done with Graduate School classes and have only one more final to turn in before I can call my Master's Degrees complete. It is actually so close that I can touch it and I am very excited about that.
We are having a holiday celebration in the Grad Admissions office today so that is sure to be a pleasant experience. I brought a delcious layered dessert as my contribution. I also made pumpkin cupcakes. I had a recipe for them but found myself haphazardly throwing things into the mixing bowl. I hope that my experiments prove to be worth it and that people enjoy them.
Christmas is my favorite time of year for so many reasons: 1) I get to buy presents for people. 2) I get to reflect on the year as a whole and my experiences. 3) After my reflections I have the opportunity to be grateful for all of the things that I am blessed to have. 4) Boston lights the giant Christmas tree (One year Brian McKnight performed at the ceremony and he is quite a handsome man which was pleasant to my eyes). 5) It snows! 6) I get a break from school and have time to relax with my family and friends.
Right now we are in the process of moving so my house is in quite a bit of disarray. We are not really decorating for Christmas this year because our closing date on the new house is December 27th (We are awesome planners I know). So I will be switching from school to packing. I am not sure which is more stressful for me. I am not a fan of moving. We have also been in my house for almost 25 years and in that time we have accumulated a lot more stuff than we probably ever needed to begin with. I will be starting that major project as soon as my finals are done.
Stay tuned for more updates as I finish my degrees! :D