8 October 2014

An Average and Altogether Uneventful Day Off

Sometimes I look back at my schedule in high school and wonder how I did it. Waking up early in the morning, sitting through eight hours of school, then going off to a part-time job; finally getting home, only to sit down and do hours of homework after that. I was lucky I didn't know any better because if I knew how gruelling that schedule was, I don't know how I would have been able to carry on with it. I think those were probably the worst four years of my life, I just never knew any different.

Boy, when people say things get better, I mean, they really get better.

I love my schedule at uni because I have one long day Monday when I get all my assignments for the week. That way I can work on them a little bit everyday. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday I only have an hour or two of classes, and I get a nice break in the middle of the week because I have Wednesdays off.

As such, Wednesday is generally shopping day, so today I took the 265 to ASDA because my cabinets were getting sparse. I swear, I spend all of my money on food. I mean, it's not as if I have anything else to buy, I just never realised how expensive it is just to feed yourself for a week. I'm lucky because I don't have to pay any bills or anything (aside from my cell phone) because everything is included in my accommodation fee. If I were living off-campus, I can only imagine how costly that would be.

After ASDA, I came home and mixed some spaghetti, chicken, asparagus, and broccoli together and topped it with mozzarella. Mum sent me some of the seasoning she always uses to cook with at home, so when I made my chicken, it tasted just like hers. That brought me a strange sort of peace.

I settled down on the couch and watched American Horror Story on Netflix. I just started watching the show because it's now October and I'm really getting into the spirit of it. I love Halloween and all sorts of creepy things. There's a gothic exhibition in the British Library that I would love to get to, it's open until January. And there's this other exhibition called Tales from the Autumn House that has all sorts of autumnal art and music and whatnot. Sadly, that closed on the second of October, so I've missed it. But there's just so much to see and do in London, I can't wait until I can go out and explore. It seems like we have a plan forming to get a group to venture out to South Kensington on Friday, so I'm going to keep my fingers crossed for that.

But for now, I'm content with cool rainy days and staying warm in the flat. Especially as I'm getting a nasty cold. Lots of medicine for me!

Lots of Love,
Miss Monica Jean