Sunday, May 29, 2005

Road Trip

1348 miles later - I am in the NW.

The road trip was most excellent and although Carrie and my adventures were limited mostly to the I-5 and Outlets, it was a great time. On the top of the list of wild and weird things we saw, was for sure the boat trailer that lost a wheel on the freeway and the lone tire rolled off and started a brush fire. Poor boat people, but still mildly comical after 500 miles in the car. It seemed that we beat the rain at all of our stops by a few days and the whole trip was great and sunny. Heck even in the NW.


My second favorite memory was the tiny town of Kalama. :-) Population...10? It was great and a nice break before we powered on into town. No cops stopped us... an added bonus, considering at points I was pushing over 100mph. We killed almost all of God's created bugs. Made stops in places such as Buttonwillow, Gilroy (shopping!), and Willow... sadly no stops in Corning or Weed. And this by far, besides gas was the cheapest road trip EVER. We stayed every where for free. Everyone bought us food, at most we paid for lunches. It was great! Thanks to Carrie for coming with... it wouldn't have been nearly as fun AND neither of us would have been able to read Harry Potter while touring through all the cow-farms of the I-5! How sad would that have been?

Carrie left in the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday and I started to settle in. I am enjoying the stay, but much studying has already set in. I am a note card making machine. :-) AND I treated myself to iPod with all graduation fundage. Yay me!

Loving Husband and I are doing well - much to the shock and dismay of all that know that I am in the NW and he is in CA. We're amazing like that. ;-) Hope all of you are well... I still need communication with the outside world, people! You know the email address! Enjoy the sunny So Cal summer.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Dangerous

Giving a cat a bath is a dangerous event. Poor Kitty. Poor ME!!!!

Yah my dad's cat got into something smelly, so Mischief needed to be cleaned.
I have a puncture wound in my arm. The cat did not want to get into the bath - thus the bath went to the kitty, and all the rest of the bathroom. Dear God.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

A full week...

So it's been a full week since graduation. Graduation was wonderful, hot and amusing. Only my ghetto school would not have an operable sound system at the momentous occasion... sigh. The party was wonderful, my thanks to Shannon and Chris for making the food run (all greatly appreciated) Pals and friends thank you all for coming and for the wonderful sentiments and gifts. :) Britton thanks for the great flare added to our Balderdash game... Ahh Brad- "You're all wrong it's A TWIT!" - (SHAKING HEAD)

Monday was nice, I simply relaxed and did NOTHING. It was wonderful... the rest of this week I have been at work trying to get everything in order for my departure. My last full day of work will be Tuesday next week. I've been told that the job is mine when I come back, but at the same time --- you never know what can happen in 3 months.

I was offered a contract at the college on Thursday. I haven't seen it yet, nor do I know the official price, but I do know that it was enough to not make me WEEP at the thought of it... so that was good enough. Next school year I will be officially the Director of Forensics for the College Speech and Debate team and part-time professor. :) It's all very exciting. A real job! And an exciting one at that. However, my life is still lived in semesters... think that will ever end?

I am sad that I am leaving for the summer again, although this time the NW  is a much better location than Turlock. Shannon, I was laughing at the coincidence that the last time I left So Cal was when Harry Potter 5 came out, and now I am leaving again for the summer and Harry Potter 6 is coming out. I still think when Harry Potter 7 comes out it would be fantabulous to simply sit in a room and read with you. Amusing and strange to other - but totally perfect for a true fellow Harry Potter fan. We can still do the excessive phone calls over that weekend to discuss plot progression, as I have made the official decision to take the weekend off from studying and read the book.

Loving Husband's off to Canada with Troy this weekend. Their friend from HS is getting married. So, tonight I am enjoy the quiet time at home and starting to pack and catch up on some CSI. Tomorrow I head to Berdo to see the fam one last time before hitting the road.

Carrie and I leave for our trip on Friday morning.
Updates will definitely will follow, mapping our adventure.

Happy Graduation LeAnn! Having had a week free of finals, papers, classes and teachers - you will enjoy it and you have earned it! CONGRATS!

Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Top Memorable Non-law school related but aptly timed Moments:
(in no particular order)

1. Meeting Loving Husband, being smitten over Loving Husband, convincing everyone I wasn't dating Loving Husband, dating Loving Husband, getting engaged to Loving Husband and - Getting Married to Loving Husband!!
2. The "sunroof incident"
3. "BYOC" - Bring your own chair to dinner... no we are serious.
4. A night including a van, some beverages, a pregnancy test and TWO trip to the drug store.
5. Champagne Nights with Carrie.
6. Living in Turlock for a summer. (I said memorable, not necessarily good...NEVER AGAIN!)
7. Harry Potter 5!
8. Game nights- All of them!
9. The Winner Take All "Phantom of the Opera" Dinner
10. Anything and everything my little brother has done in the last YEAR.


It's been a long, but thanks to all my friends, a great three years.
Thanks for all the support and encouragement!