Thursday, December 18, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

I'm feeling the spirit of the season a lot more these days. Maybe because finals are finally over (haha--finally final), maybe because it's finally snowed, maybe because there are a ton of Christmas treats in my apartment, maybe because there's a family Christmas party this weekend, maybe because I'm going home in four days, maybe because there are roommate presents under our little Christmas tree, or maybe because I was able to do some gift-giving for those in need. Probably it's a combination of all these things.

I hope that all who read this post have a wonderful Christmas, full of love and music and family and friends, full of Christ and His infinite gift.

Some Children See Him
By Alfred Burt

Some children see Him lily white,
the baby Jesus born this night.
Some children see Him lily white
with tresses soft and fair.

Some children see Him bronzed and brown,
the Lord of heav'n to earth come down.
Some children see Him bronzed and brown
with dark and heavy hair.

Some children see Him almond-eyed,
This Saviour whom we kneel beside.
Some children see Him almond-eyed
With skin of yellow hue.

Some children see Him dark as they,
Sweet Mary's Son to whom we pray.
Some children see Him dark as they
And, ah! they love Him, too!

The children in each different place
Will see the Baby Jesus' face
Like theirs, but bright with heav'nly grace
And filled with holy light!

O lay aside each earthly thing
and with thy heart as offering,
Come worship now the infant King.
'Tis love that's born tonight!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Did this month sneak up on anyone else? I'm kinda starting to freak out a little bit. I have a few more papers to write and tests to take, and there's only two weeks left in the semester, and then finals hit. And I have no motivation at all, so that makes it a little bit scarier.

I can't wait to go home! I miss my family SO much! California, here we come! Disneyland!! Hopefully, we'll even hit Magic Mountain! I'm especially stoked about the newly installed jacuzzi at home. Yeah, baby.

As you can see, I'm a little distracted by what's to come, and I'm having a hard time focusing on school right now. So much so that I've procrastinated studying for my Genetics test and therefore earned a 68%. No worries, though. The lowest-scoring test gets dropped. WooHoo! And I should be reading short stories for American Lit instead of posting, but guess what I'm not doing. And I should have been writing a paper yesterday instead of playing with my playlist (I hope you're enjoying the new songs mixed in with the old--and it's longer). I should also be working on Spanish homework. haha Oh, my, I'm SO done with school!

Alright, I guess I better get to reading, since I'm sure we'll have a quiz today.

PS Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone had a wonderful, gratitude-filled day with family and/or friends!!