Had a lot of fun this break! It seemed like time was going to fast, that I completely lost track of where I was and had no idea what was going to happen next in my very quick winter break.
Arriving home earlier than my mom and dad expected was a fun surprise for me to treat them with. My dad was the first one to walk in and I surprised him by echoing the whistling he was doing outside, and that got him into a very giddy skip to come and give me a hug. My mom was a little more observant in walking into the house. She identified my dirty laundry the second she walked into the door. Still very happy too see me to say the least.
Tradition is very big in my family along with my family friends as well. We all go to the Sprecher Factory every year during winter break. It is a very bland and boring tour, but we do get free Root beer at the end of the tour. So that it very nice! I can not complain about free soda. Plus! My girlfriend was able to come along and meet some of the extended family. I am very lucky that she was not scared away by them. Gotta love the family you never asked for:P
My new years was spent at my girlfriends house in Normal Illinois. I had to spend the night there because it is 2hrs away from my house.That was not the hard part of the trip, the parents were great and I had a wonderful time with their family friends. Playing with the little brother and the kids was the highlight of the night and made everyone smile.
The really difficult part of New years, was driving, Holy crap!!! It was insane. My front window was very dirty, making it difficult to see through. One might think, “AJ…you silly little college student, use the windshield wiper fluid, and all of your problems will be solved.” Well I am here to tell you kind reader, that I did think of that but to go along with my luck, there was no washer fluid in the car. So I used the spray off the back of the tires in front of me to clear my windows during my 3hr drive. Not my proudest moment but It was very effective. I wont even talk about me skidding out in the middle of the highway while going only 30 mph on the way back home. That was an adrenaline rush to say the least.
I am back at Augie now. Pretty sure I am the only one, but I have yet to beak out of my room. Making the 3hr trip back to Rock Island to continue on practicing throwing for the first meet in one week! I have missed the comfort of my bed for too long. I will attempt to make contact with the outside world a little later.
Thanks for reading! I hope you all enjoyed your breaks! Talk to you next week!