This week began the annual three-week-long limbo period between Halloween and Thanksgiving– a time of perpetual disagreement between those who insist that it is too early to sing Christmas carols and the rest of us who pop in our headphones and allow the soothing melodies of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” to tune out the Scrooges.

The way I see it, Christmas music is the perfect study session motivation because it serves as a reminder that the end of the semester is rapidly approaching; all too soon, I will be reunited with my dog and queen-sized bed for the most wonderful time of the year.

But not soon enough.

I knew that skipping a week of my Snapshot Sundays here and there was inevitable– in the battle between homework and fun, the former usually prevails. Fortunately, this Sunday is exactly one hour longer than any other Sunday, which gave me just enough time to sleep– err, compose this week’s Snapshot Sunday (as if I didn’t love Daylight Savings Time enough already).

Last Monday, we celebrated Delta Zeta’s Founders Day. I must admit, even 114 years later, the founders are looking just as good as ever. 


Over the past two weeks, my room has been filled with paint, glue and glitter (but mostly glitter) as my roommate, Gabby, and I crafted away in preparation for Big/Little reveal. Crafting was a solid excuse to pop in headphones and procrastinate while still feeling productive, but I’m thankful to have the clutter out of my room.


Last week while editing a video story for my journalism class, I was stricken with the realization that I am, in fact, old. It’s amazing to go through the features that I slaved over for Steele News Live and compare them to the stories that I’m able to crank out in less than a day for class now– I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to get a head start on my journalism education back in high school.


I officially survived my second HallOUeen. This year, my friend Caroline and I decided to go as Arthur and D.W., a look that got us more than one approving, “Hey, I know who you are!” reaction from the many passers-by on Court Street. Of course, we had to recreate some iconic moments from the beloved TV show.


On Monday night, my fellow Christmas-loving friends and I rang in the official start to the holiday season with #CocoaAtMidnight, a late-night hot chocolate, tree lighting and Christmas carol extravaganza that began promptly at the stroke of midnight on November 1. No, it is not too early to start celebrating Christmas!
That being said… With views like these, I’m still not quite ready to welcome in the snow (which is good, seeing as though it was 70 degrees out when I took this photo).


On Wednesday, I got to eat dinner at the Ohio University Inn for a networking opportunity through work. Every day I am reminded of how lucky I am to have the internship that I do– I mean, what other job would provide me with a full meal that includes this delicious chocolate torte?!


On Thursday, I finally got to welcome my little, Ashley, into our fam. Trying to keep the secret was killing me, but her reaction was well-worth the wait. 

Have a great week!

4 Replies to “#CocoaAtMidnight”

  1. Love your posts. I am with you. Never to early for Christmas

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