Hello, Oliners! Kaitlyn here again.
So. The new semester started, and I'm not taking any classes. And it is a strange feeling. I've had plenty to fill my time--work, Mandarin, flute, writing, baking, running, reading, etc.--but I keep finding I miss learning things! Like, officially learning things. Particularly math-y, science-y things. But I'm planning to start up some review, at the very least.
Anyway! Stuff that has happened since last I blogged. Well, first off, I finished NaNoWriMo with 68,000 something words and a couple of days to spare. That was pretty much thrilling, even though I am going to have to completely rework everything I wrote now. But hey, I made my goal.
After that, I participated in the SLO Wind Orchestra's Christmas concert, which was a ton of fun. Not too difficult music, but it was great to play with a group again after leaving the Youth Symphony from high school.
And a week after the concert, my family left for Italy! That was... amazing. We spent three and a half weeks in the big sites: Venice, Florence, Rome, Pompeii, and then a little time in Sienna and back to Florence.