It’s true, there’s no place like home.
So I unexpectedly headed home to Canada for the break. On these short breaks that are only about a week, I don’t usually try to get home because the idea of traveling and having to meet with everyone at home and flying seem too stressful. Usually all I want to do is just get outside and get fresh air with my pooch or lay on the couch and watch Netflix. But this break, since I hadn’t been home for a pretty long time, my parent’s both really wanted me to come home. So it was last minute, and we were booking flights and organizing to get me home.
I knew I would have to be disciplined and use a lot of the day to study and not get too caught up in meeting with friends and relaxing because I needed to review for Boards. But I was excited to see my family, and knew I’d get a chance to watch my brother play some hockey, do some wedding planning and pick up some new contacts. So I figured it would be a great break, but it would go by too fast.
Every time I go home I feel like I have to plan to get all my chores done, see the doctor and the dentist, go to the bank, pick up more contacts and visit with friends. But these things definitely needed to get done. They’re hard to do over the phone or when I am living out of the country.
I hope everyone had a great break and that some of you got some much needed family time like I did.
A couple weeks ago in the Cafeteria, we had a pleasant surprise, Thanksgiving dinner!
Turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, gravy and pie! It was delicious! Some people that I was eating lunch with that had packed a lunch looked pretty disappointed, since they were stuck with their peanut butter sandwiches while they saw the rest of us having a gourmet meal! They tried to argue that by not eating today’s Thanksgiving meal it would make the real Thanksgiving meal that much better for them.
In my opinion, Thanksgiving meals never get old, and I wish we had more reasons each year to get together to have them! Especially me being away from home. I am missing out on some good meals and quality time with my family, so today’s lunch left me reminiscing on the holidays spent at home with my family. It has been almost four years now that I have missed Thanksgiving back home, and I always get jealous when I get all the calls and pictures and texts from my family back home sitting around the table with all that good looking food.
Today it was my turn to send them pictures of my feast and friends around the table!
I don’t eat down in the Cafeteria that often, but today seemed to be a great day to not pack a lunch!
I can’t wait to see what they come up with around Christmas time!