Thanksgiving Break is next week, but I'm not really taking the opportunity to use it as a break. I am going into research paper mode. I've checked out a ton of books for the week, and I am cramming words in my brain. I also need to make minor corrections to my other research paper, so I am taking that one home too. I have to remind myself that I'm almost done. That I am so close to being done. In fact, the week after Thanksgiving, that's it for the semester. It's thrilling, nerve-wracking, and relieving, but I think I'm going to make it.
This weekend, I am going shopping for the first time in months. The way a nice, warm slice of cake makes you feel is the exact same way I feel about shopping. I love to look at new things for ideas and comparisons. I'm hoping my lovely parents are in the buying mood because I am clean out of cash...If anything, I'll claim it as Christmas...After the weekend, the celebration is over. It is crunch time. I'm locking myself in my room to read and write.
For Thanksgiving Day, I give myself a pass to chat and stuff my face in home-cooked meals. I'm excited to be going home, back to the people I haven't seen in quite sometime. I love their stories. I love the memories. I love the tastes and smells. I love the traditional Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, followed by the AKC National Dog Show, and then the Black Friday shopping craze. And for Friday and Saturday, we make it an extended holiday and continue to mingle and eat with one another. When you are away from it, everything suddenly has value. And every memory of my Thanksgiving, with those that I shared it with, have incredible value.
I won't be posting next Friday, mainly because I'll be busy between classwork and catching up on R&R, but Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
PS. Another great thing I'm going back to: my piano.