literally and otherwise..


Yes, I was up at 6.45am. I feel like I did as a kid on the morning of Christmas. It always took me forever to fall asleep Christmas Eve, and then when I finally did fall asleep, I was up at the crack of dawn anyway. Excitement and anticipation filled my head instead of dreams. Well, here I am 10ish years later, feeling the same things, only the excitement isn’t for gifts and toys. The excitement is for seeing my family for the first time in a month! I am very close with my family. My mom and sister are my best friends..

Look at these beautiful ladies! I love them so much. They have supported me through a lot the past couple years, and our relationships with each other have grown so much. I am so grateful to have such amazing, talented, women in my life that I aspire to be like.

OK too early for the sappy stuff, I am definitely a corn ball….and I am definitely a homebody. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my house. I have lived in the same house my ENTIRE life. The same house, my entire life. How many people can say that? So, going away to school was a tough thing, but a good thing. It is an experience everyone should do, and I have learned so much about myself, good and bad. In years past, I use to go home every weekend or every other weekend. This semester I was so busy between 4 classes, my internship, babysitting on the weekdays, and AC Moore on the weekends that I barely went home. I would say that’s a big girl step, but considering I am 21, its about time. The thing is, I can’t even leave for home until 8.30 tonight because the bro unit has a meeting with a professor then. I don’t know if I mentioned it, but yes, we go to the same school. He wants to be just like me, except he’s a smart engineering major, and I’m just one of those crazy psych majors haha. Anyway, being up early is good, but I literally have the entire day to do whatever I want. That is a liberating feeling. I am normally a neurotic, listing making, schedule loving weirdo, who’s side kick is her planner. My goal for this week is to take a break from that. Planners are for school, not for life. I can’t plan EVERYTHING, which means I can’t get upset when things don’t go as planned. I am going to start that today. I will still make lists though. Shopping lists are good. I hate shopping, so lists make it easier. So, before I get into what I want to do today, I’ll give you the update on last night! What a great Christmas night it was with the roomies. I didn’t take pictures of us, I’ll have to start add other pictures besides food too.

Well, dinner was the typical egg white chedder mcmuffin with broc and hot sauce.

I am cleaning out the fridge remember? Once I am home I’ll have time to be more creative. I promise!

Then Christmas!! We all exchanged gifts which was fun. We know each other very well for only living together a couple months, and I can honestly say I love these girls. They have become my closest friends, and it has been a great semester at Vicky (yes we named our house). I can’t wait to start of the New Year back at this house again, and finished up my last semester. AHH. Did I just say last semester. That is so scary.

Some snacks of the night were:

– 2 homemade peanut butter cups that Caley made! love them and love her<3

– a bag of 94% fatfree smart pop. after eating the whole bag I turned to Lina and Caley and asked if it was weird that I finished the whole thing. They said no, so I didn’t feel so bad.

– 2 big glasses of red wine called Our Daily Red. I always wanted to try organic so I picked this kind up. Organic has no sulfites in it so its better for you. Some people are allergic to sulfites too, so it causes headaches and stuff.

According to wiki:

“Sulfites occur naturally in all wines to some extent.[1] Sulfites are commonly introduced to arrest fermentation at a desired time, and may also be added to wine as preservatives to prevent spoilage and oxidation at several stages of the winemaking

“Organic wines are not necessarily sulfite-free.[3] In general, sweet (dessert) wines contain more sulfites than dry wines, and white wines contain more sulfites than red wines.”

I’ll share yesterday’s quote and todays..

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing..must be attained.” – Marie Curie

“We don’t remember days, we remember moments.” – Casare Pavese

This is a perfect one for me today, and it is so true. If you look back at the past week, you can’t remember everything you did one day. What you remember is that really happy customer at AC Moore, or the funny elf yourself video Caley made of us. You remember moments that you share with the important people in your life, and that is something to remember all year long, not just at Christmas time..

So today I will make moments. I will enjoy my first day of Christmas break and do things I enjoy doing. I will enjoy the moments that I will remember later.

Have a great day everyone! xoxo, Leanne


PS – What does your dream day off look like?

I hope mine involves some shopping, baking, and wrapping gifts!


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