ahhhhhhh the sweet, sweet freedom of finally being done for the semester. It wasn’t easy, but I’m so glad it’s behind me!

Now I’m home with a ton of free time on my hands and an equally sized list of things I’d like to do before I head back to school for the semester. I have a bunch of books I’d like to read, I’d like to learn to do some things with Ajax, I have a few site projects I’d like to finish up, or at least dedicate a good amount of time to, then of course there’s Christmas and spending time with some friends whom I haven’t seen in years. Just to name a few.

I went Christmas shopping today. I’m normally REALLY good about Christmas shopping because I know the people I buy gifts for really well. This year, I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’ve spent so much time at school or what, but I have NO IDEA what to buy for my mother or my grandma! They’re IMPOSSIBLE! Last year I could rely on the fact that my mom will go ga-ga over anything from The Cornell Store, but to my dismay, when I went in the other day to find something for her, I realized – SHE HAS EVERYTHING IN THE STORE! I mean, I get the whole “proud parent” thing, but when I can’t even find a single thing for her, you know it’s gone too far. So, no Cornell stuff for my mom this year. I did, luckily, find one thing for my grandma.

I digress….

So I went to the Jackson Outlets, basically a giant strip mall of outlet stores. I found a little trinket in the first store I went to, but after that, NOT A THING! It’s also especially bad because I haven’t been shopping in a good 6 months so I kept finding all sorts of things I liked for myself! I found a really nice peacoat in J Crew as I was shopping for my mom. It was 50% off – how could I resist?! $160 jacket for $80, not a bad deal at all! But yeah, I’m officially a bad Christmas shopper.

Other than that…I’ve been doing a LOT of sleeping. I mean a LOT. I went about 90+ hours on 8ish hours of sleep last week and I nearly pulled another all-nighter (I went to bed @ 6AM) yesterday, so it’s well overdue.

I know there was so much I wanted to blog about over the last few weeks of school but I didn’t have time. I wish I had written it all down! Well, if I remember, I’ll be back. Until then, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and that’s about all because hopefully I’ll be back here before Christmas if not the day after!

Until next time…