One of the benefits of going to a Catholic university is that we get a long break for Easter. Typically everyone goes home. Like, campus turns into a ghost town. In the past, I’ve had to stay for the crew regatta that takes place on the Potomac… but seeing as how I don’t do crew anymore, I have a lot more freedom with my weekend. It starts today!!!
I’m not going home, let’s face it, it’s impossible to get work done when I’m home. (Sorry Mom, but it’s true.) The house is loud, there’s always some sort of shopping to be done, and we have a television in almost every room. Not a good working environment.
I’ve made a schedule for the weekend and I can’t wait! What’s on the docket?
I’m spending today catching up on sleep, filtering through email inboxes, gearing up for next week, and writing cover letters. Then, I’m meeting up with some friends who graduated a few years ago tonight.
On Friday, I’m doing more cover letters/job searching in the morning. I’m also really excited to go watch the afternoon races at the regatta on the Potomac. It will be the first time that I’ve really exposed myself to the sport since I quit. I feel like I have plenty of time from then and now so I can actually enjoy the races.
And Friday night… HUNGER GAMES!
Bah- I can’t wait for it. I read the books over a year ago and I’ve been holding off watching the movie because I don’t really want to see it. Correction: I really want to see it, but I don’t want the magic of watching it for the first time to be over. I still haven’t seen the final Harry Potter movie for this exact reason!
I’m definitely planning on going to see the movie alone with a big bucket of popcorn and a Diet Coke. I rarely drink Diet Coke, however, it’s required in a movie theatre!
Saturday is going to be a day dedicated to writing a paper that’s due next week. Not that much fun, but I like the professor and I like my topic so it shouldn’t be too bad.
Steph and I have planned a picnic for Sunday! How fun is that? Here’s to hoping that we have good weather since we got rained out of our Cherry Blossom plans!!!
Monday is catch up day and I have a few meetings.
Sorry for the randomness of this post, but I’m so excited to have a few days to myself. (And I’m praying that my dorm is actually quiet over the weekend!)
What are your Easter plans?
I’ve been away from the blogging world for a few days now, but have lots to fill you in on 🙂
Above: Soccer Mom & Dad and me in front of Georgetown on Easter morning.
Above: Soccer Mom & Dad and me on Friday afternoon after my race.
Above: My Californian friend has been OFFICIALLY converted into a prep! YAY!
Above: Soccer Mom & Dad and me on Thursday.
Above: Three of my favorite rowers and me in front of The Tombs. All of our families got together for dinner on Friday. (New VV dress!)
I hope everyone had as wonderful a weekend as I did. I was so happy that SM & D travelled up to DC to watch some races and celebrate easter. On Thursday, my boat had one practice in the morning so I was free all afternoon to hang out with my parents. We walked down to the monuments. It was nice and sunny, but the wind made it a bit chilly. Most of the cherry blossoms were gone, but it was still nice to see a few here and there. We got frozen yogurt from SM’s favorite place, Sweet Greens; I always get strawberries, granola, and chocolate chips. HEAVEN! I went back to campus and SM & D went back to the hotel to get ready before dinner. We ended up at Clyde’s… very yummy.
We had brunch on Friday before the regatta. After the race, California Funk (he’s basically my brother. It’s weird. He’s a dork.) had organized for a few of our closest rowing friends to have dinner together with all of our families. What place could be more appropriate than The Tombs (a rowing themed restaurant/bar). Everyone had a ton of fun.
The regatta consisted of two races on Saturday, and unfortunately the weather wasn’t the greatest, but we still raced pretty well. CF and I decided that our families should eat together again for dinner. Plus, we planned on going to Vineyard Vines to convert him into a prep. The dinner was fun, and the shopping trip was a SUCCESS! YAY!
Easter was pretty relaxing. SM & D and I went to a small little hole-in-the-wall for breakfast. It was MUCH chillier this morning, but I insisted on wearing a white Lilly dress. I did wear my pink J. Crew coat so I didn’t actually freeze. The easter bunny came and brought me Vera Bradley binder clips, highlighters (who knew they made VB highlighters?), and Post-Its as well as a gold chain necklace with three tiny pearls. Plus candy! I was sad to say goodbye to SM& D after a quick trip to Starbucks for warm drinks.
I’ve spent the afternoon doing some spring cleaning. I just love having a clean room and I can be quite a bit OCD about it. Seriously. Oh, and I’m waiting on my laundry to dry. Normally I would send it out (I know, I know.. but with crew, it’s hard to find time), but the service I use isn’t running this weekend because of Easter.
“Here comes Peter Cottontail. Hopping down the bunny trail. Hoppin’ down the bunny trail. Hippity. Hoppity. Easter’s on its way!”