I was home this past week for our February break. Usually my break lines up with my mom’s, who is a 2nd grade teacher, but this year, my break was a week later. Oh well. My brother came home the first weekend, and we all (well, minus my sister- she’s in South Africa for the semester!) went on a nice hike. The rest of the week, I helped out in my mom’s classroom during math, watched lots of NCIS, relaxed, played my violin for the first time in about six months, and worked on a baby quilt (which I sadly didn’t get to finish). I also ran into a man from my town that we just found out has been to Moldova a couple of times to advise a farmer there on better farming practices and such. I ran track with and was friends with two of his sons during high school, so it was great to get to talk to him about the country I’ll be spending the next 2 1/2 years in! He spoke very fondly of Moldova, and said he thought I would love it there, which is always great to hear. I think it reassured my parents a bit too.
I also sprained my ankle- thankfully, it was a very minor sprain. I slipped on a bit of water in the hallway on my way to mom’s classroom and flew through the air while simultaneously twisting my ankle somehow- not really sure how that all happened, but it wasn’t too fun. I even got to go to the nurse’s office- although I managed to convince her I did NOT need to go in the wheelchair. I did that once in 3rd grade, and I didn’t care to repeat it as an adult (it was probably the same wheelchair!). That time, I had hit my head pretty bad on the playground. My mom was subbing at the school, and one of my classmates saw her and told her I was taken to the nurse in a wheelchair, causing my mom to panic and think I was badly injured. I was actually fine, but the nurse was particularly cautious. This time, my mom saw me fall and wasn’t too concerned about me.
The weather was absolutely beautiful on Sunday, the day I had to drive back to college. I think it reached the 60s and it was perfectly sunny! Thankfully, I was able to spend a bit of time outside taking pictures on my film camera before heading back to campus. Overall, it was a pretty decent break. I didn’t really do a whole lot, and none of my friends were home, but I got to spend some quality time with my parents and brother, which is always nice. Now back to the college grind!