In Minnesota it gets cold. Very cold. In my dorm building, they have decided that we don't need "warmth" until it gets below 30 degrees. So currently I am living in an arctic tundra. To cope with this, I have done everything I can to make my room warm and inviting. I am stocked with furry blankets, string lights, and chocolates. I even have a mini Christmas tree. Hot chocolate and tea are at the ready at all times (and whipped cream of course). Most weeknights I make a blanket nest on the floor, get tea, and either read or watch TV with my friends. Honestly it's heaven.
Snacking is a religion in college. My favorite healthy-ish food at the moment are rice cakes. Not plain rice cakes, those are absolutely terrible. I slather a whole grain one with almond butter and drizzle honey over the top. It's healthy and fills you up until the dining hall opens for lunch. Almond butter is my new Favorite Thing Ever.
It's weird when all your high school friends scatter across the US. Staying in touch is a lot of work in college. The myth is true. I have about three people from home that I talk to regularly. Honestly, I don't think it matters if you stay in constant contact. As soon as I get back home, I know we will all hangout and it will go right back to the way it was. That's the wonderful thing about my high school friends; they are the most comfortable group of people. I can be as weird as possible (which is extremely weird) and no one will care. I think I miss that comfort the most. I know them. I know their weird obsessions and awkward stories, and they know mine. It's easy. Only 17 more days till Thanksgiving and I can hear about all their new adventures.