This is what it looked like in Minnesota.
Yes, these pictures were taken during the day. This is the amount of sunshine I have gotten since I returned to Wisconsin almost two weeks ago. Now you all know why I am depressed. At least here, we don't have any snow. But, the snow is pretty. It didn't snow while we were driving, which was good.
On another topic: my mom needs help. My parents have been married for 28 years and my dad calls my mom three times a day. He is obviously in love with her. Yet, all she could do is worry whether my dad is still happy with her and if he will leave her for someone else. She gets all depressed and sad. I think she needs counseling. She has been like this practically since they got married. Now, her first marriage, to my biological sperm donor, did end because he cheated on her, but for heaven's sake, it's been 32 years. Get over it. I just worry about her.
I feel like I have so much to do that I know I don't even know where to start. Today I got groceries and went and spent some of my Christmas money on books, CDs, and DVDs. I got the Postsecret book. I haven't looked at it yet, but I'm excited about it. Tomorrow I'm going to clean my apartment, because then maybe it will be easier to know where to start. School starts in a week, and I haven't done anything: I didn't write a paper, I haven't read any Russian, I didn't work on my dissertation proposal, I didn't read anything for my pre-lims. I feel a bit overwhelmed. Hopefully after tomorrow I'll feel better.
I hope you're all doing well and having fun.