The first day of spring happened and I am happy to report that I spent the day outside … well, mostly. It was actually a very busy day for me, filled with homework, rehearsals and classes.
I started out the day in my Acting I class and watched my classmates present a couple of scenes they had been working on. Being that theater is one of my passions in life, I always enjoy starting off my Mondays and Wednesdays with this class. No matter what we do, I just appreciate working toward my major every day. Soon thereafter, I had rehearsal for my director’s showcase as well as for “L’Impromptu de Versailles” which went very well. As much fun as it is to be in theater class, having the opportunity to actually be a part of productions is all the more satisfying. After my last rehearsal of the day, I got a call from one of my friends and this is when the first day of spring really began to become a great day.
He told me that Rita’s, an Italian ice stand, was serving free ice for the first day of spring. I had never been to Rita’s before, but was excited to tag along, and so I did. I settled upon the birthday cake flavor and it was quite possibly the best decision I’ve made in a long time. It was absolutely delicious and I can most assuredly say, with 100 percent confidence, I will be returning to Rita’s very soon. We ate our Rita’s outside on the Great Lawn and enjoyed the nice day. It eventually became a little rainy, so we had to head in where we played video games for the remainder of the evening.
Living at Christopher Newport in Newport News, you get a very accurate portrayal of all four seasons. Now that spring has started, the rain and warm weather are beginning to push through and the frigid temperatures of winter are almost completely behind us. It’s so nice to be able to enjoy the Great Lawn again and I am very much looking forward to the rest of the days in spring!