Earlier this week, my friend, who lives two minutes away from my house, told me that he and his girlfiriend were planning to go home for the weekend and he asked if I wanted to go home with them. I had not been home in a while and I needed a break from the busyness of everyday life here on campus, so I decided to take him up on his offer. After I determined I was going home, I was looking forward to it all week. My friend's girlfriend, who is a sophomore as well as a good friend of mine, has a car on campus, which is extremely convenient. All three of us created playlists on our iPods for the trip. We were pretty excited.

On Friday, I finished my math test and ran back to my dorm room to pack. At around three o'clock, Taylor called and said that she was parked outside of Founders. My friend and I lugged our things down the three flights of stairs and, after two trips, the car was packed and we were ready to go. We stopped at a gas station to get snacks and then we were ready to go. Traffic was pretty heavy at first, but after we passed the construction zones, it was smooth sailing. It took us around two hours to get home. It seemed a lot shorter. It was fun to talk about our weeks and everything that had happened. It was also interesting to see which songs we decided to put on our playlists. Let's just say we all have very different musical tastes, save for "Little Lion Man" by Mumford and Sons. The play count on my iPod increased by at least 15.

When we pulled into my driveway, my brother and his friends all welcomed me home. When I walked inside, I was practically knocked over by my dog, Lobo (Lobo means "wolf" in Spanish - we didn't realize how well the name would fit him...). I also had a welcome home dinner consisting of shrimp alfredo, my favorite dinner. One thing I have learned about being the first child to go to college - you get spoiled. But hey, I'm not complaining. It was so nice to be home. I missed being able to lay on a couch and watch television. Even better, my parents saved all of my dvr recordings so I was able to watch all of the shows I missed while at school. In my dorm room, I have a T.V., but I can never find enough time to sit down and watch it. I guess this is a good thing. I didn't get much homework done this weekend, but it's ok. It was nice to be lazy (or lazier, depending on how you look at it). It was a great and much needed break.