So right after I got home from Georgetown, the next day was Mother’s Day, and then right after that I went up to Brown to visit my sister, who was still in exams week. I was happy to finally visit since I started school early this year and didn’t go to move in with S. I hopped on a bus from New York, and it only took three hours to get to Providence from there (I didn’t even notice the time, because I was asleep the entire way).
Brown is really pretty - almost all of the buildings are red brick on the outside, and the campus feels very New England.
…was spent with friends for brunch at Peacock Cafe, yum! M and R went for fresh-made smoothies (one of them was really interesting… it had ginger, beets, and carrot… you should have seen the looks on our faces when we tried it!) but I tried the wheatgrass shot, which is supposedly really healthy and a good toxin cleanser. It sure was colorful.
My tomato soup and Med salad was perfect. A great way to end my third year at Georgetown!
Every year since I was little my sisters and I would make breakfast in bed for my mom on Mother’s Day. We called ourselves the “Park Cafe,” created a handmade menu, donned aprons, and brought up a tray of breakfast and coffee, mostly made by my dad since we were young. This year, it was just me and Haley at home since Sarah’s at school (I’m actually here at Brown writing this post!), so I decided to make a nice brunch table downstairs instead.
I made heart-shaped blueberry muffins and served a simple fruit salad. We chose the green tablecloth because it’s my mom’s favorite color.
I’m done with exams and have been for a while, but I’m not going home until this Saturday and I’ve actually been really busy and kept myself occupied most of the time. It’s been nice getting to do errands and hang out with friends without the pressure of school. I started study days by going to the Rihanna concert with my friends on the last day of school! So much fun.
The next morning, I got to see Bill Clinton speak at Georgetown! I woke up at 7, waited in line for 3 hours, and finally heard him speak at 10:30, but it was definitely worth it. He graduated from Georgetown 45 years ago, was the student body president, and is coming back in a few weeks for his reunion weekend. He’s such a likeable person and seemed really easygoing.
I’ve been really busy trying to sort out everything for my house next year; I never realized living off campus could be so stressful. I visited the house to see what furniture I wanted to buy from the current residents, and I think I’m going to buy their dresser and bed, and get my own desk and chair. This is my future living room/kitchen area:
I don’t want to show you the photo of my room because the girls who currently live there are so messy and it looks really bad at the moment.
It’s been really cold most of the time here, which is sad because it’s May, but there was one afternoon when it was sunny enough to sit outside with friends. We all tried and failed to study, and instead just enjoyed this great view of White Gravenor Hall.
I’m so upset because I accidentally deleted most of the photos I took from hiking in Great Falls, but here are a couple! “Hiking” is a very loose term… we would walk for 15 minutes or so and then stop for a while to take pictures, and we also took a one hour lunch break right near the water. So much fun though!