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School Update

Remember that list of assignments I was working on? Especially the two with “pretend” due dates? Well items 1-4 have now been completed and turned in, BUT the two with pretend due dates did not get done before thanksgiving. (The procrastination monster got the best of me.) I got the research done for the large paper that I wrote on Saint Francis, yet I could not get myself to actually write the paper before I went to Dallas. In the end, it worked out ok. I wrote the paper this past Wednesday and it was due Thursday. So those who called me a “keener” [and you know who you are 😉 ] may need to rethink that label.

This morning I have the first page of my last essay due. I could not get myself to write it yesterday, too many other better things to do. One thing, I should note, is Watch the Seahawks WIN! So this morning I got up early and wrote the one page. Now I find myself with an hour where I could have been sleeping, but to fall back a sleep is probably impossible….oh well.

I did find out that one of my finals is canceled and that I got a good grade on my Luther paper. Both of those things were very encouraging.

Hey its only about 9 degrees out right now (-3 with windchill). I am loving the cold. Yes, it is a little annoying, but it is also very refreshing and invigorating. ok, off I go to figure out what to do with this extra hour in my day.

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Its a bit snowy here

We had our first major snowfall of the year. I got to drive in it, which was pretty exciting. It went well. I discovered that I do in fact have anti-lock breaks, which is nice.

Ok now on to the photos from thanksgiving.

This first photo is of the green bean casserole and centerpiece. It was a very pretty table.

This is a photo from Saturday night. My family went and visited my cousins who also live in the Dallas area.

This is a fun photo of my youngest niece peeking over the table at me.

Here is Lindsay and I on Wed when we were at Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas.

One thing that cracks me up about my nieces is that they always know where the camera is. In all of my “live-action” photos, without fail, they sneak into the picture or are looking directly at the camera. If Leslie sees you are taking pictures, she may even freeze what she is doing and pose.

Also, here is a funny story. Lindsay was asking for something but she was not saying “please.” I turned to her and said, “You need to say ‘Please,’ dude.” So she turns and says “Please Dude” to her mom. Katie and I got a laugh out of that one.

Thanks Lance and Katie for the wonderful visit. Thanks Lindsay for letting me stay in your “pink” room. And Leslie thanks for learning “fist pound” with me.

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22nd of November

This morning I flew into Dallas to visit family for Thanksgiving.

One of our activities today was to visit the site where JFK was shot. Amazingly as we started at the first part of the museum with our audio devices on, my brother noticed the date on which JFK was killed, November 22, 1963 (43 years ago today) and he was shot at 12:30 in the afternoon. At 12:30 today, we were on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, at the windows from where Lee Harvey Oswald shot his rifle. We could not have timed it better had we tried.

Also, out on the “grassy noll” was John Lennon’s piano (from which he composed “imagine”). They are doing a campaign for peace in which they travel around and take pictures of the piano at various sites around the world. The “grassy noll” was the first place to have a photo for the campaign.

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July 13th

I just saw the new movie trailer for Harry Potter 5: The Order of the Phoenix. I am looking forward to this movie. Of all 6 Harry Potter books out so far, The Order of the Phoenix is my favorite. (do you know why they are called “movie trailers”? Because they used to play them after the movie in the theater.) And my favorite Character should have lots of screen time. (no Not Harry)

Also, only 31 hours until I leave for the airport. I am really excited to see some of my family in Dallas. I have never been to Texas before either. Plus, it looks like it should be in the 70’s there. It has been a bit cooler than that here.

Ummmmm…. Yummy Turkey in my Tummy!

Now I just need to finish the paper I was supposed to write tonight….That’s why I am getting up at 5 tomorrow. I better go to sleep, that’s only in 6 hours.

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