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Homesick in San Antonio

Spending a little time away from home is refreshing, but I’m already starting to miss home a bit. Once I get home by the end of the week, I know there will be some changes to get used to:

  • For starters, everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving means that everything will be kicked into Christmas-mode.
  • Second, I have to start preparing for the last couple days of class and finals immediately after I return to Thibodaux after being away all week.
  • Finally (the only one I am actually looking forward to), Ross will be moved into his new apartment by the time I get back.

I can’t wait to see his new home and how happy he is to be moved in. And of course, I’m counting down the days until I get to see him again. If that means having to deal with Christmas-enthusiasts and finals too once I get back, then so be it.

Vacation

Thanksgiving is a special time of year that people want to spend with their families and periods that the love and care about.

Today, my parents and I arrived in San Antonio, Texas to spend my week off. We have a lot of things planned like stopping at some of the best local restaurants, sight-seeing, and hiking.

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Of course I am thankful that I am able to spend this time with my parents; unfortunately, I wish that I could be spending some of this time with Ross. We are getting to see so many things that I wish I could share with him. For now, I guess pictures will have to be as close to sharing this vacation with him as I can get.

So as I spend this holiday with my parents, I am reminded of how thankful I am for them and all the things they do for me (aka taking their full-grown daughter on a full-paid vacation). I am also reminded that no matter how far away from home I am, I’ll always have Ross waiting for me to come back.

(And this time, coming back with souvenirs)

Thanksgiving Holidays

Usually, I’d be excited to spend some time off with Ross during the holidays. When we were both in college together, we would look forward to being off of school at the same time so we could spend time with each other without worrying about class.

Unfortunately, the college lifestyle that I live no longer applies to Ross. While I prepare for the Thanksgiving holidays, he just gets to keep on being busy with work without a vacation.

We have experienced many transitions together since he graduated and started a job, but one of the hardest ones to grasp is that he doesn’t get vacations from work like I do in college.

Making time for each other isn’t always the frustrating thing to deal with, but having free time and not being able be with someone during that time is a little more irritating.

End of the Semester

The semester is finally coming to an end. For me, this means I’m almost done with work until January. It also means that I’m going to have to work extra hard during finals week to prepare for my exams.

The biggest difference between the end of the semester this year compared to last year is that Ross isn’t ending a semester as well.

Seeing Ross at a job that doesn’t get breaks at the end of every three months is a lot different than last year when he was still in school with me. Everyone has points in their lives when they transition to something better. I wish he could be sharing the excitement of finishing up a semester with me, but seeing him succeed at a real world job it just as satisfying.

Double Date

Every once in a while, couples need to do something refreshing to keep things interesting. Sometimes, the same old same old can get… old. Double dating can change up the normal routine by allowing other people to be a part of your date night.

d9w3oRoss and I decided to double date with my cousin Andrew and his girlfriend Taylor tonight. The four of us have been friends for year and we always make time for each other. We usually like to pick restaurants that we haven’t been to and experience them together. Other times, we like to visit some of our favorite spots just for old time’s sake. Tonight we did both.

We decided to have dinner at Rotolo’s Pizzeria in Houma since we had never visited there before. It had been a while since we last saw each other, so our pizza was accompanied by a lot of catching up.

Afterwards, we decided to go to our favorite ice cream parlor, Scarlet Scoop. Saying goodbye at the end of out double dates with Andrew and Taylor are always so hard, so our nights are usually always prolonged by getting ice cream.

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Wedding Weekend

Ross and I spent yesterday and today driving back and forth from Thibodaux to Plaquemine, Louisiana to be a part of our friends’ wedding. The drive is about an hour and a half one-way which had us on the road for about 6 hours for the past two days.

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The drive was well worth it in the end. We got to spend time with friends, including the bride and groom, who we don’t get the chance to see very often. We also got to dress up together, which we don’t often get the chance to do. We clean up rather nice, if I do say so myself.

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Once we got there, we were able to spend time with many people we care about, which made the long drives worth-while. Even the drives themselves weren’t that bad because we were able to use that one-on-one time to catch each other up on our weeks over some music.

Welcome

Welcome to my blog! My name is Caroline and I’m a college student who makes up 50% of a hard-working couple. The other half is my boyfriend Ross, a college graduate who recently started working full-time. Just as everyone experiences new chapters in their lives, our current chapter involves working harder and seeing each other less. Since making time for each other is one of the most important aspects of our relationship, I decided to use this blog to show how we are still able to make the most of our free time together despite our busy schedules.

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”

Steve Jobs

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