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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Well, I'm back at home and it is awesome. I have to admit, it was a bit weird having the house to myself, since my brother didn't get home until Tuesday. But it was nice to just hang out with my parents and my puppy! We got to go to Newburyport, which is a town on the North Shore, and see some of the damage from Sandy. Because Newburyport is the place where the Merrimack river and the ocean meet, there are these stone jetties built to control the turbulance and the mixing of the ocean and river. However, Sandy produced waves and wind that were strong enough to completely destroy more than half of the jetties, which is pretty impressive. It was also really great to see that most of the damage that had been done on the North Shore had been cleared up and luckily not too severe. Not many of my East Coast friends are lucky enough to say that, and I know it has been a tough break for all of them this week.

On a more happy note, TOMORROW IS THANKSGIVING! One of my favorite holidays, especially since my birthday is also around this time. Plus, the food is great and the company is always good! This year I definitely have a lot of things to be thankful for, such as:

  • My wonderful families: While this might sound strange, using families in the plural, it's totally true. I love my own family so much, and I have also been fortunate enough to travel abroad and live with two other families that I now consider a part of my own. It's pretty awesome to say that I have families in Spain and Italy too!
  • My fantastic friends: Nothing helps you feel more at home when you're at school than a great group of friends, which I am happy to say I have! Whether they are in my sorority, on the CU Swim and Dive team, or just friends from class, they are people I can count on to be there for me when I need it, as well as goof off on a regular basis!
  • CU Boulder: Yes, this might sound cheesy, but again, totally true. CU Boulder has given me so many opportunities that I never would had experienced anywhere else, such as meeting professors from around the world, swimming for their team, studying abroad, and much, much more. Not to mention our sports teams. I'm definitely thankful for the Buffs!

This list seems pretty obvious to most, but sometimes these simple things can be overlooked! What is everyone else thankful for?

That's it for today! I hope everyone has a warm, safe, and peaceful Thanksgiving surrounded by family and yummy food!

Italian • Boston, MA

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