Ahhh, Spring Break. I have happy memories of a week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida back in 1986. Good times.
These days Spring Break means that Hannah is home and we are enjoying that very much. Granted, she hasn’t been home much and when she has been home she has been sleeping, but still, it’s nice to have my chick back in the nest.
Speaking of chick(en) she’s eating meat again. This has made my meal planning infinitely easier. We’ve had pot roast and Swedish meatballs and she even had some bacon-wrapped dates that my friend Jo-Ann brought over. I’m also relieved because I know her diet hasn’t been healthy for the past six months. Not that eating meat will make her diet healthy but it does mean that she’s getting more protein and that’s important. The vegetarian options at her school are pretty limited so she’s been mostly surviving on bread and pasta and ice cream. I’m hopeful that she’ll have a more balanced diet now but I’m still proud of her for giving this a try.
And speaking of proud (another segue!)
She made the Dean’s List last semester. That makes me very proud indeed! We all know that the freshman year in college is a challenge and adjusting can be difficult. Hannah has made the transition easily, it seems. She has good friends, gets along with her 3 roommates, is involved with the Student Theater Association and was in two different productions last semester, has a work study job in the campus center, and is really enjoying college life. All that plus good grades = a very successful start, I think.
Last year at this time we were shopping for a prom gown and planning a graduation party, now we’re already looking towards the end of her freshman year in college. There’s been a lot of changing and growing for all of us but we’re still a family and that’s what really counts.