I was anxious to get back but I'm actually feeling kind of sad today about leaving.
I'm more sad for my mom than anything, really. My dad works really long hours, and I think she gets lonely and bored even though she always says she's glad she doesn't have to work and wouldn't want to. I've always felt like dad defines himself by his work, and my mom defines herself as a mother. I think having all her kids grown is really hard for her I think (hence why she tends to still try to micromanage and be overly involved sometimes I think). I know my parents love eachother but I feel like they aren't really in love, they're more like companions/friends. I know that marriages tend to become more that way over time, but I've watched my parents over the years and I feel like I would be so sad if my husband was an (overall) unemotional guy and workaholic.
It's hard enough having a father that way in the first place - you eventually have to realize the things he does that show he loves you. He's not warm, and he's quick to criticize, doesn't take the time to see you/call you. But whenever I'm home he cleans the snow off my car, he checks the tires, takes the oil to get changed, etc, things like that. Not to mention the fact that 95% of everything he works for goes to his wife and kids and he's never complained about that once. My mom has even told me that she used to get upset when she was younger because he was so unemotional until she learned that's just how he is, it's nothing against her or anyone. I don't know...I guess she's always seemed content with her marriage, and it's really not really my business anyway to judge their relationship. I just wish she would find something she really enjoys that she could get involved in so she would be happier and less bored.
LOL it's kind of funny how I get irritated with my mother for trying to micromanage my life and worrying so much about me, but I do the same thing to her really. I guess I have to let her take care of herself too.
Somebody dropped and I ended up getting my spot back into my chem class! YAY! Also this is the only time I've ever had ALL smiley face rated prof's from ratemyprofessor. It's usually mostly the opposite. (Watch me hate them all now, haha). Only problem is I have an 8 a.m. chem discussion on Tuesday and an 8 a.m. lab on Wednesday. Bleh. BUT I'm in such a good sleeping schedule right now. Last night I went to bed at 11:45 and woke up at 8 today and didn't even wake up inbetween! :)