sinking in

I think the fact that we will be parents in three short months is finally starting to sink in.  This is most likely being triggered by that good old nesting instinct and the fact that he’s now kicking so hard that he’s very clearly more than just a picture on the ultrasound.

This baby has nothing he needs except the few gifts we received from my mini-shower with family and a few sets of clothing from family. I’m feeling a little panicky about that.

We haven’t finished cleaning out what will be his room, let alone painted it or furnished it. I’m feeling a little panicky about that.

I want to pack the hospital bag, but it feels seriously ridiculous to do it. And we still need to work up a “to call” list and plan for who is going to be at the hospital before and after the baby gets here, and who those lovely helpful people will get to call. I’m such a planner…and I want to plan, but it’s really a bit early for it. Of course, I’m feeling a little panicky about that.

I’ve still not drawn up any estate planning documents and frankly am not sure when I am going to find the time.  I’m feeling a little panicky about that.

And that whole childbirth thing? Not going to lie. I’m feeling a little panicky about that.

Needless to say, we have a lot to accomplish in the next twelve and a half weeks. I’m kind of hoping that once July hits, things will start to fall into place. We’ll have the room cleaned out by then, we’ll get it painted and furnished and it will be fine. I’ll have a baby shower and shopping trips to get the things this baby needs. I’ll write the packing list and the to-call list and get the bag packed, and write my powers of attorney and such. We’ll take classes and have our tour of the hospital, and I’ll feel better about what’s to come.

And if any of that doesn’t happen or isn’t true, we’ll still get to meet our little boy at the end of all of it anyway. That’s what’s really important here.


Barbri day four: coming to you wirelessly

I knew that studying for the bar exam from home would present a number of challenges. For example, “home” is rife with possibility for distractions — t.v., movies, music, dirty dishes, dirty laundry, boxes in the spare bedroom that need to be gone through, internet, cooking, more dirty laundry, sleeping, writing thank you notes from graduation, reading non-law books, more sleeping . . .

You get the picture.

Another problem that quickly became apparent to me earlier this week in watching preview videos as assigned by Barbri was that I was tethered to only the spaces that the cord from our DSL box could reach. That meant I was confined to my desk or one end of our couch. I could also have the flexibility to sit ON our coffee table, but frankly that doesn’t sound terribly wonderful. The kitchen table and the bedroom — and even our front porch — were all off limits. If there’s one thing I can say about myself, it is that I am not comfortable sitting in the same spot day after day for hours on end. I need to be able to move around!

So I spent some graduation money for what I feel will greatly increase my comfort: a wireless router. Luckily I got a refurbished one for super cheap online, so I didn’t have to spend much. Now I can download the videos to my Barbri-leased iPod wirelessly, or use my laptop to use the Study Smart software laying in bed.

Ah, freedom. You know, with a fully-charged laptop within a reasonable distance allowing for a sufficiently strong wi-fi signal, of course!


You, internet, should be so proud of me. I never thought that at this young age, I would be able say it, but here goes.

I am a millionaire in the only game I ever play on Facebook: Bejeweled Blitz.

How did I do it? Well, it was a combination of thriftiness, hard work and luck. You see, you get a free spin every day, and that has really helped tremendously. I struck it big and got a half million coins the other day. The other half million, I have earned by wasting huge amounts of time playing the game, and then not spending them on “boosts.”

Like I said, you should be so proud. 🙂

my very own moment of radio silence

I won tickets and passes for the meet and greet before Ingrid Michaelson and Ryan Star’s performances at the Concert to Combat Hunger that took place last night. I was super excited for an opportunity to meet Ingrid especially, because I love her music.

So my friend Ashley and I were standing in line waiting for our turn to say hello to Ingrid, and I told her I was going to ask her to play You and I during her set because it’s one of my favorites. I wanted to tell her that I love her music, and that I was excited for the opportunity to meet her. And thank her for putting on a concert for such a great cause.

The time came for us to walk into the room and meet Ingrid. And my mind went totally blank. We walked up to her and she looked all tiny and cute, and I stammered that it was nice to meet her without even introducing myself. We smiled for the camera and were ushered out of the room.


I can be such a dork sometimes.

The bright side is that her show was perfection, and she played my song!

oh, technology

I’m blogging from my Blackberry while relaxing in bed. I love technology!

shut up.

Can you keep a secret, internet?



No? That’s okay, I guess.

Anyway, I ordered the first three Twilight books on Amazon.






They were four bucks a pop.

And I wanted to see what the fuss was all about, okay?

two things

1. I bought Diana Gabaldon’s new book An Echo in the Bone yesterday, and it’s calling my name. But I want to finish re-reading her last two books before I open it… Just not enough time in my week.

2. There’s something about Starbucks’ chai that makes reading for con law ALMOST tolerable. Almost.