It’s here!

Fall Break is finally here! In about half an hour I will finally get to go home. I am so excited to see everyone, sleep in my own bed, and finally get to drive my car again! It’s going to be so great.

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Yesterday after I finished my class and exam appointment, I went back to my room and decided to tackle my number one priority first: Finally finishing season 9 of The Office. I had to take a couple of breaks, but by 11 PM, I was done. It was very bittersweet and I’m not going to lie about how much I may or may not have cried (too much). It was such a great show all-around though and I loved watching it. What should I watch next?

Yesterday I also decided to go out to Subs N More for dinner. I’ve been there a bunch of times before, but not since I came to school, so it was really good to get to have that again. If you have never been there, I highly recommend it, and Hope students get free medium drinks! I also walked around downtown for a while and got some amaaaazing cappuccino chocolate chip ice cream from Kilwin’s.

Later last night I did my laundry, which was an adventure. The washers and dryers at Hope only let you pay with a laundry card that all the students have, not with cash or quarters or anything like that. So just imagine my distress when I put all my laundry in the wash, paid, and then LOST MY CARD before I could switch it into the dryer. This was also at about 9:30 PM, and there was no way all that stuff was going to air dry before the night was over and I left for home. I texted my friends. I looked for someone, anyone, in my cluster or the one next door whose card I could borrow, but they were all already gone for fall break. I took apart my entire room. I took the blankets off my bed and everything off my desk. I even looked inside all my shoes. After several minutes of searching and even calling my parents, although I knew they couldn’t really help, I found it in my printer. In the paper tray. Way in the back.


Magic. Spontaneous combustion. God’s providence. Christmas miracles.

Call it what you will, but I was way too excited. God really does answer our prayers, even when they’re as random as needing to find our laundry card.

Today I am looking forward to going to my favorite pizza place and an apple orchard about 40 minutes from my house with a couple of my friends. It’s gonna be great! Tomorrow is my lovely grandma’s birthday and I’m excited to celebrate with her and the rest of our family.

Grandma and I at my senior homecoming. She is the cutest woman on earth.
Grandma and I at my senior homecoming. She is the cutest woman on earth.

Monday I get to watch my best friend run cross country! I miss it so much and I’m so excited to go watch. By the end of last season we were trying to beat each other in every race and it was so exciting to have someone to push me like that (even though she beat me almost every time).

Katelin and I at my first meet of the season last year. She beat me.
Katelin and I at my first meet of the season last year. She beat me. But I love her anyway.

Monday I think my parents and I also going to go up to my favorite Asian restaurant in the suburbs and maybe do a little shopping. It’s gonna be so great to spend time with so many wonderful people!

Make sure to leave me a comment, send me an email at, tweet at me @hopekathryn17, or send carrier pigeons to Illinois. Whatever you’re feeling. Thank you for reading! Have a great fall break!

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Published by Kathryn Krieger

I'm a Hope junior from Princeton, Illinois, majoring in Ethics, Culture, and Social Witness with a music minor. I am a follower of Christ and I am involved in Chapel Worship Team at Hope. Previously, I have been involved in Chapel Choir, Black River WyldLife, Res Life, Dance Marathon, a small women's Bible study, College Chorus, Women's Chamber Choir, and Collegium Musicum. I also currently help lead music at Pillar Church! I also love pork chop sandwiches, music of all kinds, The Office, and my wonderful friends and family! Contact me at, @kathrynekrieger on Instagram, or @hopekathryn17 on Twitter!

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