Ok, so I'm back from Atlanta... well technically I've been back for about a week now. The trip was totally fun, I don't think I stopped laughing the entire time. We had a really great group. One of the guys adopted me as his sister... he's an only child and therefore never had a sister so he decided that I should be his first. Him and I had too much fun... mixed with a little bit of pain. Being an only child I fear that he never really mastered backseat etiquette. So from Atlanta to Lenoir City (a 2 hour drive) he poked me, tickled me, bit me, and tackled me(yes apparently tackling is possible in a van). I have bruises to prove all of this. It was intense, but such a good time.
This week has gone really well actually. The weather is starting to get warm again... today it's 72 degrees with amazing clear blue skies. I started showing my toes again today... for those of you in Texas you may not understand but this is a big deal. I think the weather really has improved my mood.I feel happier lately, lighter than usual. Don't get me wrong, I am a happy person but winter wears on you after a while, ya know? But my new spring disposition is working out well for me. I am getting my work done and doing well in school. For now, everything is smooth sailing for me.
I just finished a group interview last night for MC Peer Mentors. Peer Mentors are assigned to a freshman orientation group every fall and you do all the orientation activities with them and stuff, and it's a lot of fun. We do individual interviews at first and then we have a huge group interview with everybody. At the group interview, they break us up into small groups and give us random items like a bagel, a golf ball, balloons, a piece of wood, and a sheet. With these items, we have to come up with a game. My group had a great game that we called "How good are YOU under the sheet?" where all the items were placed on top of the sheet like an obstacle course and one person had to crawl under the sheet from one end to another without letting anything fall off. Ok, it sounds kinda lame now, but we totally had the best game there. Everybody else had lame-o relay races... so unoriginal. Anyway, they wanted to see how well we work with others and stuff. Then they told us to go home while they decided who made it. Only half of those who interviewed got it... and I was one of them!!!! I am so jazzed about it too! I wanted it so bad! I just know that it's gonna be fun. Allison did it this year and she loved it.
Speaking of Allison, you are not gonna believe what happened to her. She had an effing STROKE! She woke up at Zak's with a slight headache and her left side was asleep... or so she thought cause it never woke up. Her left arm and her left leg are heavier than her right side now. She can still move, but it just feels like they have weights on them. She walks with a slight limp, but it did not affect her face (thank God, she has such a beautiful face). And nobody knows why! She went to the neurologist today, but I have not heard from her yet about what he said........ Gah, she had a stroke! at 20! what the eff, my friends get old people diseases. Emily had cancer, Allison had a stroke... but they survived both of them, which is amazing to me. I mean, people spend most of their old age afraid of one of these two things, they just got them out of the way early I guess. I will keep y'all posted on both of their progress... it's crazy I tell you!
Well, I think this post has been long enough and I should go. I hope everybody is well and happy!