It has been very warm here at Norwich for the last couple days. Yesterday it was in the 70's and today the sun is out again. It is a nice change to the fall weather I am used to around here, but I know the snow is right around the corner.
This past weekend I had a lot of fun with my family. Saturday we went for a hike and visited the Barnard General Store. I grew up going on vacations in Barnard so when I am able to visit, I feel at home. My parents have two dogs, while my sister has one. I was very happy to see all of them and have time to chase them around the yard. We all had a blast. I have to say one of the best parts of the weekend was the food. My mom of course made enormous amounts of food so that I could come back to school with homemade food. I thoroughly enjoy baking and cooking. I was able to bake a pumpkin pie with crust from scratch and banana blueberry bread. Oh my gosh, I could write a whole blog about food... but anyways back to academics.
Last week as I mentioned was very busy. The week ended on a good note with me happy with all of my grades for the four midterms I took. It is nice to know that we are downhill from here, as far as the semester goes. I believe we are on week 8. It amazes me how fast the semester goes by.
In AF LLAB yesterday we conducted General Leadership Practice activities (GLPs) on the marine obstacle course. The idea of the activity is to present a task to the underclassmen and have one of them take leadership to conduct the mission to its completion. As a senior I was an evaluator for a particular GLP. The sophomores took the leadership roles to help prepare for their Field Training evaluation this summer, which they are currently competing for. This is always a motivating and fun activity to be a part of. In 2 weeks we will have our Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) of the semester. I am preparing for this and need to start doing faster paced runs for the 1.5 mile part.
All other classes are going well. I have many papers due soon that I have started researching for this week. I will explain more about these next week.
Enjoy the sunshine!