After spending a week going through my things (and having a close friend help me purge 14+ bags of clothing), my life is now devoted to math, reading, working out, cooking...all the good stuff, that is! And of course, I am trying to see other friends in the cities, but bus schedules out here in Maplewood are horrendous (and I live only a five minute drive from downtown...does anyone else besides me see a problem with this??).
I have also spent time at my uncle's home meeting his chickens (one lays green eggs! apparently because her ear drum is green...maybe my uncle is joshing me, but he is a vet...). I also mowed the lawn for the first time in my life. Before you start clucking in disapproval, my dad is very protective of both his lawn and John Deere and has never allowed either me or my brother to mow the lawn...ever. I am also very bad at digging (no surprise there). My uncle also has three cats (Mr. Peabody, Chester, and Oscar) plus a dog (Nigel). There must be some sort of genes in the family for naming pets and stuffed animals creatively, for my little brother has given his non-allergy-provoking pals such monikers as Arnold, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Mick.
If you are around in Minnesota and would like to get together, let me know: transportation will have to be carefully orchestrated, but I will do my best!