I Spent My Spring Break Soaking Up Family Time And Much Needed Relaxation

I Spent My Spring Break Soaking Up Family Time And Much Needed Relaxation

Just the tale of my spring break at home.
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Who doesn't look forward to Spring Break? A whole week you do not have to think of school and can just give your mind a break. Whether you are heading to the beach or back home, everyone looks forward to the week-long break. I know I was.

I was heading home for break and honestly, I was excited about it. Just a week of sleep in my own bed, cuddling with my dog and having zero responsibilities.

That excitement was matched with a touch of jealousy, only for a short while. Seeing how sunny it was and everyone enjoying the 80-degree weather while the snow falls in southern Indiana. That was the worst honestly, the snow was quite a Debbie Downer.

I wanted to keep myself busy over break so I made some goals. Number 1, clean out my closet because half those clothes I have not worn in over a year. Number 2, read at least one of the books from the stack in my room. And number 3, work out like crazy because summer is right around the corner.

Being home is somewhat boring only because my family is all at work or school and I'm just sitting at home staring at my dog.

Monday I spent the day sleeping in, running errands like going to the store and bank, going to the gym and tanning. for dinner, I was finally home to go to Bunco with my aunts. Bunco is this dinner we do once a month with all the women in my family. We go out to eat and then get coffee after. This is one of my favorite traditions in my family and I was so happy I got to attend.

Tuesday was quite a lazy day. I stayed in my pajamas all day. I finished painting our family travel map. So far we have nine more states to visit. I caught dinner with a few friends that were in town.

Wednesday I told myself I couldn't be lazy again even though I felt super sick. I slept in a little, went to the gym and bank again because my tax refund came (YAY). One perk of being home is getting to see my little sister's lacrosse games, which she had Wednesday.

Thursday was the day I was most looking forward to because my mom was taking the day off to spend the day with me! We spent the day going to our favorite coffee shop and shopping. She also took me to see a movie I have been dying to see, "The Greatest Showman." It was so good and we both loved it. I was so excited because I finally wasn't home by myself.

Friday was the day I had to run all the errands I had but off during the week. I got my nails done, went to the gym and went tanning. Later Friday night I went and hung out with some friends from high school.

Saturday I drove up to Indianapolis with my mom and some family friends to watch my sister play lacrosse. It was freezing cold, windy and even rained a little but I knew this was the last game I was going to see her play before summer league started. They won both games and are now undeafetted, 5-0! I even made it home in time to see my friends that came back from there spring break trips and got to hear all there stories before we left Sunday.

Being home for a week was honestly really nice. Of course, I do wish I would have been somewhere warmer or that it would have been warmer at home. It was relaxing to have no schedule and just doing things as I please. It was also nice to get to see a few of my sisters game while I was home because I will miss so many.

All in all, spring break 2018 maybe not as memorable as other but still relaxing and nice.

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10 Bible Verses For Thanksgiving

Psalm 34:1
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The Thanksgiving season is a time we spend with our loved ones giving thanks for the blessings we are given. Here are 20 Bible verses that remind us of what Thanksgiving is all about:

1) 1 Chronicles 16:34

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

2) Colossians 3:15-17

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

3) Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

4) Psalm 30:12

That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

5) Isaiah 12:4-5

And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.

6) Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.

7) Jonah 2:9

But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will pay Salvation is from the Lord."

8) 1 Timothy 4:4-5

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

9) Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

10) Psalm 100:4

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name.

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To Read Or Not To Read

That is the question.

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Much like most of our generation, I think I stopped reading for fun around 2012 and hadn't picked up a book that was not assigned for school for the last 6 years but this summer I tried to make the effort to stay off of Netflix or any other streaming service and not catch up on any new or old shows and finish some books.

Here are my top 5 of the books that I enjoyed this summer…

1. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo ( John Oliver - Last Week Tonight) 

I started with this classic by John Oliver from Last Week Tonight, that I bought for shits and giggles because he was selling it just to spite Vice President Mike Pence. But in reality, it is a really cute book that's about a gay rabbit that is trying to get with the love of his life. Plus it has some insanely cute art and was a quick 30-minute read.

2. It (Stephen King) 

Let's dive straight into a horror masterpiece from a wholesome picture book. Full disclosure, I started reading this book last summer and it's almost a 1000 pages and I couldn't finish this book before last school year started, but this year I just grit my teeth and tried to finish it. Not that finishing it was hard, this book is as amazing as it is creepy!!

3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (J.K. Rowling) 

This is one of my favorite books of all time and my favorite book by far in the harry potter series. It is a great mixture of intrigue and humor. The more I read it the sadder I feel because the movie didn't live up to the expectations that the book had set up for me.

4. Crazy Rich Asians (Kevin Kwan) 

I was really excited to read this book because I was really excited to watch the movie. It had been a really long time since I had read a book before the movie was coming out. So a few weeks before the movie came out, I bought the book and had a great time with it. I really loved both the movie and the book and what makes me even giddier is that this book has sequels and, personally, I can't wait to get my hands on them as well.

5. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte) 

You know that copy of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse that you bought in 5th grade and still have, no? Just me? Anyway, through it away because Wuthering Heights is what it's all about. I recently found out that Eclipse was based on Wuthering Heights and I attempted to read it. Now Wuthering Heights is one of those books that classify under the "classics" section and I have always hated those because I thought they were boring. But Wuthering Heights is absolutely amazing and just hits you with so many emotions it's unbelievable.

I really had a great time just logging off this summer and getting in touch with the literary geek within me. Maybe take some time and prepare your own reading list for Winter Vacation.

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