The last time I posted was in July 2010. It’s January 2011. Oops!
Well, the last year was busy with so much boring stuff that I saw very little nonsense. From August until December, school took up more of life than it should have. I’ll never take 17 credits again. In addition to classes, I edited for the Gender Journal and have been writing and cite-checking for the Law Review. I also participated in Mock Trial – we went to Chicago in November. This was followed by exams.
Once exams were over, I enjoyed Christmas with Ben, my parents, sister and extended family in Missouri. Dad & Ben finished a bottle of scotch with minimal help from Mom and me on Christmas Eve – bad plan: we should have kept drinking to help the guys drink through the hangover. I also got to see my old friends Jama & Sarah for the first time in a long time.
Then, we headed to Phoenix to visit Ben’s family. There was just a little bit of ridiculousness there. Ben’s parent’s bought a home in retirement community—Leisure World. I kid you not. Even better than that…Grandma, who is in her late 80s, calls it Seizure World. I had lovely Mexican Wedding Cake cookies, good dinners, and plenty of time to relax.
I knitted a scarf…now I just have to figure out how to get it off the needles! And, went on a hike in the Superstition Mountains. Over this break, I exercised a couple times, I gambled at the casino with Mom & Dad, I read the book Room, and I’ve cooked and baked a lot.
The New Year
My winter break’s been pretty good. Here’s hoping that there will be more nonsense this year…or perhaps, the same amount of nonsense that I take a little more time to notice. Everyone seems to make New Year’s resolutions, so I figure I should too.
I will have more fun this year.
I will devote more time to myself this year.
I will expect less of myself. (I have a problem with perfection…)