It has been really hard trying to balance school and everything else!! Luckily, I only have a couple more weeks and then I'm free for almost a month!! I honestly cannot wait until December 17th so I can be free of school...don't get me wrong, I absolutely love school, but sometimes I'd just like my free time to be able to read, blog, and just do whatever and not worry about deadlines!! I know that it'll all pay off in the end though.
A really great tradition that my family has been doing for about three years now are pulling names on Thanksgiving day. Of course we still buy gifts for everyone, but this is something we do leading up to Christmas day just to have a little fun. We have five people in my house, so it works out perfectly. The first year, I had my younger sister's name and it was really fun buying for her because I know her better than I know anyone else in my entire life; we are like twins, even though we're a year apart. Last year, I had my older sister's name, which was also very fun because she's into the whole baking thing, so it was very easy to buy for her. I'm not very good at keeping secrets, but I'm determined to not reveal whose name I have this year until the last day. The last two years, my dad had my name, so I'm very anxious to see who has it this year.
Lastly, the past few days I've been struggling to make things work with my long distance friend. I've always heard that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but I highly disagree with that saying. I have this friend (whose name will remain anonymous), and things are absolutely good for us when we're together, but when we're apart, ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE...I have no idea why this happens, but it always ends up happening. I wish I could fix it, but I have no idea how. We're both really great people, but sometimes being great people just isn't enough, I guess. I'm sure we'll get it together though, it just stinks right now is all!!