Spring Break!

Ah spring break, a time that should be relaxing but is often filled with studying and writing reports.

I had a midterm paper due (8-10 pages) upon returning from Spring Break so I spent a good 4 days worth writing it, editing, researching for that. I stuck around for a few days to work on the paper, clean my apartment, and hang out with my friend D.  We got froyo for dinner on Saturday, went shopping to practically every store in town (like 4) then settled in to watch Dateline and play with puzzles.. we’re really cool.

I got this tank from Oldnavy.  I like it a lot.  and they were on sale.

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I did go hang out with my parents for a few days too We hit up Shady Maple – a huge buffet restaurant everyone loves and drives over an hour to eat at.  It did not disappoint.  I had a fantaastic piece of ice cream cake We hit the thrift stores and scored big on two pairs of flats


These shoes were $7 and totally worth like 200 new!! The other shoes I got were in the dollar bin! can’t beat shoes for a dollaa 20140319-124958.jpg

We grocery shopped at costco! This carrot juice is so good and it was really cheap on sale!

We went back to MOM’s organic of course, my favorite grocery store

dried bananas!

dried bananas!

to replenish my stock of dried bananas We visited a family friend pursuing her PhD at UPENN.  I walked around to see the campus and talked with other PhD students to get their feedback and opinions for me to consider when choosing a program (next year!).

We shopped! I got this fabbbb new skirt from TARGET for business occasions.  (I think it was even cheaper in the store than listed online)

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And some new jeans! Love the color and high rise!

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Overall we a pretty successful break!

I worked on my paper, had some adventures, and still got a lot of relaxing time.

Other then the fact I had strep throat the whole week and was pretending I wasn’t sick thinking it would make me get better.  


Head over to Empowered.org to check out Global Brigades and donate to the World Water day Fund! 

This is the excerpt from their website:

Fundraising Campaign Description:
On World Water Day, we celebrate the importance of water in our daily lives. We need it to hydrate, to cook, to clean, and to bathe. Yet, thousands of people living in rural Honduras lack access to an adequate supply of clean water. Many must survive on only three gallons of water per day and often need to lug this precious resource for several kilometers just to have it in their homes.

The Global Brigades Water Program thus works to build sustainable water systems in rural Honduras. The Water Team, student volunteers, and community members work together to dig trenches, lay piping, and build systems connecting each family with an adequate supply of clean water.

To celebrate World Water Day, please support Global Brigades in the construction of water systems in rural Honduras. All donations will be directed towards the construction of a water system designed to provide a Honduran community with an adequate supply of clean water to meet their health and sanitation needs.”