Yeah, I'm still alive; I've just been incredibly, incredibly busy. But, save one project, my first semester back is complete. The semester has gone quite well. I don't know for sure (as there's still a good number of projects/exams out there yet to be graded), but I think there's a good chance I'll have a 4.0 this semester. And, for one of my classes we had a design competition for a courtyard on campus, and out of the 45 students in the class, my design got the most votes! And, while it doesn't necessarily mean that my design will be used as the top 5 designs are being presented to the committee overseeing the project; the dean of the College, the director of the library, the professors, etc.; and one of the designs will be chosen to be built by the class next semester. Although I've heard that what they may do is take portions of each of the top designs and implement them instead of just one total design. Either way, if any of my design is built it would be so awesome! It's one thing to have your designs in your portfolio, but it's quite another to have a built design in your portfolio. And, I'm going to be working on getting an internship for next summer this spring, so ... anyways, it'd be awesome.
Weight wise I'm doing ok, not really good mind you, but ok. I found myself mindlessly munching a bit too much while either studying or working on my studio projects. And, despite attempts at reviving it, exercising still isn't a regular thing. I really, really have to get back to it though. I've gained about 10 pounds since my lowest weight last October. Horrible, no. My surgeon is actually happier w/ me at this weight, but I'm not. And, I think exercising regularly again will help the problem areas I'm not happy with.
I hope you all are doing well and that you have a wonderful Chanukah or Christmas and New Year!