Monday, December 28, 2009

3 weeks.

In exactly 3 weeks I'll be checking in. Ahhh! I still need to go buy storage bins, towels, wash cloths, and probably a new mattress pad. The one I have from my dorm is sad because I've been using it at home as well. 

My family Christmases are finally complete. I had an awesome few days of lots of family and lots of good food. Thursday night (Christmas Eve) we went to my dad's parents' house which is what we have done every Christmas Eve for my whole life. It was really fun and I got to see my cousin's new, sweet baby (9 days old!!). Her name is Hailey and she's precious. On Christmas my mom's mom and my aunt and uncle on that side came to our house and we opened presents and ate shrimp and grits. It was wonderful. Saturday was more of a break from actual Christmas activities but I hung out with Christine and then we went with the same family members from the Friday gathering (minus my grandmother) to see Invictus which is by far one of the best movies I have ever seen. It was incredible and I highly recommend going to see it if you haven't. Finally, yesterday I had two family things to go to in one day. I started out at my extended stepfamily's Christmas where we had really good barbecue and I got to see cousins and aunts and uncles I hadn't seen as well as my stepsibs who I hadn't seen in awhile because they went on a Christmas cruise (lucky). From there we headed down to Peachtree City where my really extended family lives. As in my second and third cousins kind of extended. It was fabulous and I really enjoyed it. :) And that, in a nutshell, is why I have not posted. Not that it's even been that long since I last did.

It's really hard to distract myself from thinking only about the CP because even at all those family functions everyone kept asking if I was excited or what it was or what I was going to be doing or if I was getting credit or if I was scared and while I love to talk about it I found myself rattling off a paragraph/speech about it every time I was asked unless the person was genuinely interested.

Tonight, however, will be an amazing distraction from it because Christine is coming over and we're having a pizza/video game/pajama night. I have been thinking about the double bacon and black olive pizza since we planned it. And the Apple Fanta. And Super Smash Bros. Obviously it doesn't take much to excite me. :)

So to end this ridiculously long post- I hope you and your family had an amazing Christmas and if you're counting down (whether to your program or until applications for Fall go up) I hope your wait goes really quickly. :)

Oh and random to Kristin if you happen to see this: I tried to leave you a comment but your comment box wouldn't show up, but the WE in WEtv stands for Women's Entertainment. :)


  1. LOL thank you!! now it makes sense, it's a rip-off of lifetime!

    go figure my comment box wouldnt show up!

    i totally know how you feel about the family members asking--its all i got last christmas. wait til you come back, lol!

    hope you have a good christmas!

  2. i have no idea if my comment posted, lol!

    but now it all makes sense, thank you!!

    just wait til you come back from the CP, you get even more questions!

    hope you had a good christmas, it sounds like you did!

  3. Hey Katie! My name is Kim Berry and I'm going to be participating in the College Program this Spring as well! I arrive January 11th so I'm right there with you on not being able to think about anything else! =D
    You have a great blog!
    Have a magical day!
    <3 Kim

  4. I know exactly what you mean about rattling off a paragraph to everyone who asks. Ive pretty much stopped trying to explain the CP and I just say I'm doing a photography internship haha.

  5. Kristin: No problem. I know too much having to do with terrible (awesome) tv. And I didn't even think about the questions I'll get when I come home... crazy!

    Kim: Hey! Thanks so much! Hope to see you down there. :)

    Marina: I'm pretty sure I've let people think things about the CP that are entirely wrong so as to not have to explain it when they don't get it.

  6. I have a paragraph explanation too! It consists of explaining that it is an internship that includes a living learning and earning portion. lol :) I always have to explain that I am not a character performer but an attendant and then what that is.

  7. I enjoyed tonight. *wink wink*
    No, but really hahaha. ALSO thank you for Passion :) <3 I love you boo.