Matthew's Big Blog of Adventure!

Thursday, December 23

Done decorating

Well, the tree is finally ornamented, and there are lights and garlands all over the house now. Crista found a deeply discounted outside Christmas tree light thingy. It looks nice. :) I'm done wrapping my presents for everyone now... so I guess now we just need to wait!

Shopping, fruitcake, and fudge... oh my!

It's all done too! Grandma and I just finished the fudge about an hour ago. I should really get on the ball and start wrapping everyone's gifts though. The Christmas lights are on the tree now, and everything is looking festive thanks to my sisters. Mom just flew back home from Massachusetts last night, though she'll be returning next Wednesday to be with Grandpa once he comes home from the hospital.

In other news, I have been surprised with how quickly I've been picking up my new piano pieces for next semester. I'm working on Brahms Rhapsody in G minor, Bach's Prelude VIII (and maybe the fugue) Book II from the Well-Tempered Claiver, Ernst von Dohnanyi's Rhapsody in C, Schubert's Sonata in A (DV664), and a couple really nice sacred arrangements by a graduate student who went to PCC and left behind a really nice volume. Hopefully, I'll be able to complete at least a couple of these before Interterm so I can work on even more cool stuff during the semester!

Today, I joined It looks like a really interesting forum for ... Baptists. :) I really hope to find some good friends there... maybe I'll even find some ones there that I already know!

Monday, December 20

Back home!

Yay! I'm back home again from PCC! I have three weeks until I go back for my Interterm class (Business Communications.) I've really got to get on the ball and finish my Christmas shopping! I'm going to try to get out to the Mall again tomorrow, and then swing by Borders and CompUSA to see what's happening. Maybe pick up a book or two for Charlotte. :)