Good news from the day! First, Jess and I are going tubing tomorrow! Actually getting to play in the snow is a pretty radical idea… After all, in Woo the whole point is to make snow go away. And on the plus side we have to drive into the mountains (real mountains!! More than 1,000 feet tall!) for 45 minutes to get to the snow. AND in the morning I get to see the Slover side of the family and I like them very much, so that ought to be fun.

Additionally, Jess and I may – repeat, may, dependent on her parent’s decision – be driving back to Worcester together. Not to get too excited, but that would be a perfectly awesome. I would budget $100/day for the trip, we’d leave on probably the 10th of January (shortly after Ian leaves; that’d be good so I don’t have time to dwell and become completely depressed) aiming to get to Worcester by the 17th. She would stay with me for five weeks and that would be so… Indescribable wonderful. My best and closest friend – being able to talk face to face with her while away from home – *Paroxysms of joy*

So, before I get carried away, the last 24 hrs have been pretty interesting. Ian and I went to his house in the evening and got to spend a quiet time there with just his parents and sister. Nice, after all the swarms of people that seem to be there perennially during the holidays. Then Ian and I drove over to Jamie and Ann’s house, where we spent the night dogsitting. All I have to say is that Gracie licks and jumps way, way too much for her own good and how could Daisy take more than 30 minutes to eat one tiny cup of mushy dog food?! Sleeping in a teacher’s bed was pretty strange, too. We left at 9:30, came back here to shower and prep for church, and then went to Crossroads. The sermon was good, but the guy speaking didn’t know when his point was made. He kept talking after making what I would consider a very strong closing statement, and that started dragging out. Also, we looked for Ryan, but didn’t see him around… Ah well. When we got home I took a nice long bath with a book; I’ll miss Mom and Dad’s big, deep tub, that’s for sure. Now Ian and I are going to play Mario Kart (hahahahaha, what a little kid’s game!) and eat chocolate cherry pie. Mmmm.

Overall, I’d rate the day an 8 out of 10, ten being good. A few sad moments when I thought seriously about Ian going to London, but generally I have to say: being home is a blessing beyond what I ever hoped for.

– KF –

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