Yesterday was great. The night before, I went to bed pretty late, but I was able to make up for it by sleeping in. I came downstairs and did some reading and posted in my journal, and after that my grandma who I hadn't seen in a few weeks came and visited. After she left, my mom and I went to the Middlesex hockey game vs. St. Marks to see my brother play and to watch both teams. St. Marks won by a landslide but it was still an exciting game. Afterwards, my family went out for dinner. For today, I don't have much going on but I will try to stay as busy as possible.
Yesterday was another great day. Sadly, I didn't read any Moby Dick, but thats ok, because I am going to read a ton of it this weekend. When I got home around 3:45, I did all of my homework for the entire long weekend, and now all I have to do for the remainder of the weekend is read and write. After finishing my homework, I had a friend over for a bit, and then we journeyed over to Teamworks in Acton to watch the Fenn Flames play @9:30. It was so much fun and the game was thrilling. Down with three minutes to go, Walker Davey struck one home to get the Flames back within two. With a minute and a half to go, Alex Hill snuck one past the keeper to put us down by one. In the last ten seconds, Alex put another one in to tie the game; and that is how it ended. It was a great day overall and a great start to my long weekend.
Today was yet another great day. School went well. I left a bit early--at 1:15 actually--to go to the doctors and get another cast. The cast that they put on me after surgery was split, meaning they cut a line from the bottom to the top of the hard part of the cast in order to accommodate for swelling. But now, since the swelling has gone down, they put an extra hard layer over the split cast while pulling it together so the cast became tighter. Instead of black like I had for the past two weeks, I chose blue; I thought I'd change the color after being sick of staring at my leg covered in dark colors. I know it's pretty dumb to be excited about but I'm actually kind of jubilant for the change. I'm about to read Moby Dick and study for a math test tomorrow.
The day has been great so far and I hope for the same in the remainder. Bio first period was fun; we were able to fill out a sheet while hanging and chatting. Next period was English, where we watched the rest of Moby Dick; the ending was depressing but the parts leading up to it were good. Then recess, where I practiced steel drums with Ms. Lein. After that it was off to Geometry and then study hall which were both fun and exciting. Next was lunch and Diversity and then I went to the Fenn Hockey game; they tied in a thrilling last second effort by Boyd Hall. It has been an eventful day and I can't wait to read on in Moby Dick.
Another relaxing day, but now the question is: will this cut into our summer? After six snow days I think that this is on all of our minds. Personally, I don't really care. This is because the winter term is really a grind, and after the winter term, our lives--or at least mine--frees up a bit. Being a senior, I think that those late spring days at the end of the year will be the most fun and cherished ones. Since our time will be closing out at Fenn, these days will be solemn yet happy. For me, it doesn't really matter if we have more school attached at the end because I am at such an amazing place.
On another note, today was also a day where I was able to do lots of reading and televison-watching. I read through Chapter 21 in Moby Dick; I am seriously begging to enjoy the book. I love Herman Melville's writing style and the superfluous detailed descriptions he adds to his writing. I can't wait to dive deeper and read on.
It is 1:18. By the time I finish writing this, it will be about 1:25. So far my day has been great. Other than homework, I haven't done anything else accept for some non-cardio exercise since I can't use both of my feet. I am trying to maintain my upper body strength so that I can focus more on my lower body strength when I get my cast off. Usually a day full of nothing would be a bad one, but I have adjusted to this lifestyle by now and I just have to deal with it. I keep my head high even though I can't do a lot of the things that I love, because I know that I will appreciate it so much more when I can walk again, run again, and play again. For now I'll just have to wait it out; my injury will not stop me from enjoying and appreciating what I CAN do.
Yesterday and today were great days. Yesterday school went well and everything else did too. Today, I slept in and had Peer Advocate Training--which was a bit long--but it went well. Afterwards, I helped out with and watched the Fenn Basketball Tournament. I also went to a thrilling Middlesex Hockey game where they upset Brooks in a hard fought victory. I am about to read some Moby Dick and practice some WW Fenn, but other than that, I have nothing to do the rest of the weekend. Life was good today.
Another good day in the books. My leg felt great, and so went everything else. I really enjoyed seeing the four 7th graders recite their WW Fenn pieces in front of the school. I thought they spoke elaborately and did a fantastic job of setting the bar high for the rest of the school to follow. The rest of my day went well too. We watched Gandhi in Global, watched and read some of the Moby Dick movie in English, and did lots of other fun activities in the other classes as well. I am almost finished with homework and I'm excited to have the rest of the afternoon free. I will definitely read some Moby Dick, but other than that I'll probably read in my other book and just chill out. To be honest, my days as of late have really just been almost clones of each other, but somehow I'm staying positive and entertained. I'm confident that this will be a good trend that persists for the next few months during my recovery.
Today was another eventful day. First and foremost, my leg felt pretty good through the remainder of my long day which boosted the spirits. Waking up early was tough, but nonetheless, I woke up pretty quickly and got on with my day. It was good to see people after the five days off, but I'm not gonna lie; it was not easy going back after a lazy long weekend. After school I got a quick haircut and then went and watched the Fenn hockey game. They were up by two going into the third, but couldn't hold on, and the game ended in a 4-4 tie. After that I went home, did a lot of homework, at dinner, showered, and now I'm here blogging--which doesn't really feel all that much like homework but more like a fun habit. Somehow I got swamped with about three and a half hours of hw today. Anyways, my day went well and I'm looking forward to tomorrow.
Yesterday and today were great days filled with reading, tv, and more. Because of these two free days, I am now on chapter 12 in Moby Dick, and I am really enjoying the book. I have also been reading The Boys in The Boat, by Daniel James Brown; it is an excellent story about the University of Washington crew team who defied all odds at the 1936 Berlin Olympics: I highly recommend it.
My days keep getting more and more repetitive, but I have tried to stay as busy as possible so I don't go crazy. Today I saw one of my best friends, who due to filled schedules, I haven't seen in a few months. I can't wait to get back to school after these snow days and see all of my teachers and friends: relaxing too much is driving me nuts.