Friday, January 20, 2012

oh hello there

I seem to have dropped off the face of the blogosphere - although I did not drop off the face of the planet! My world just got so crazy that I completely neglected my blog.

Right after my last entry, Sam and I went on a whirlwind vacation. We drove to Atlantic City with a friends, and from there, Sam and I went to Washington D.C. for one night. Then we went to the Shenandoah Valley to go hiking. It was amazing! We saw bears and snakes and all kinds of wildlife. And it was so beautiful! There was a tour guide, but since Sam and I were the only people who signed up for the tour, we got to go on the hike of our choice. The only downside was that I didn't remember to wear my knee brace, so by the end, I was in quite a lot of pain. But the pain went away after a few days (thankfully it wasn't tendinitis again!) and it was totally worth it.

Then there was fall semester. I liked all my classes a lot, but I didn't have time to come up for air because I was taking five classes (including a clinic) also doing an internship.

And then winter break. Sam and I celebrated our five year anniversary (how time flies!) and then a few days later...we got engaged!! So now I get to plan a wedding, and you can bet there will be lots of crafts involved. I want to knit my own chuppah and maybe bead some bracelets for myself and my bridesmaids. So this will be the era of the weddings, because my little sister is getting married this year, and I'm going to have the honor of making her bridesmaids bracelets too (including one for myself, of course!)

A few days later, I came down with a stomach bug. It was the first stomach bug I've had in my 27 years on this earth. And it was not pleasant. I started to feel better just in time for our New Years party...and then I got a terrible cold. Just in time for my school's intensive trial advocacy program. When they call the program intense, they're not kidding. But it was an amazing program with lawyers and judges from all over the country and I learned so many trial skills. I got to put on two "trials," which was really fun.

So the program ended on Tuesday, and then school started again on Wednesday. I can't believe it's my last semester of law school!