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Back At It

First night of class tonight. Cue: self-doubt and meltdown.

Another reason I have the greatest employer ever:  being able to call on a Monday that I’m off to ask last minute for Tuesday off.  For the sole reason that I’m scared shitless to step foot back into the classroom.  A law classroom at that.  Hasn’t anyone seen Legally Blonde?!  I have to be PREPARED.  They could just call on me – even if I don’t raise my hand.  *gasp*

Haha, but really.  It’s intimidating for me.  When I was in grad school, I could get by without having to read every.single.word assigned.  But, they also didn’t just randomly call people out in class.  I refuse to be that girl that has no idea what is going on.  Again, haven’t you seen Legally Blonde?  I have the blonde part taken care of, I don’t want to get the the air-headed part.  SN: Thankfully, Elle was quite successful.  😉

So, yesterday I read about 1/4 of the reading I need to have done for tonight.  I’m doing the rest today.  Yesterday ended up being a jam-packed, funnn day with my kid sister.  We grabbed lunch and went furniture shopping!

Thanks, Kels for posing on various couches.  She insisted on acting like she was “entertaining” people.  So glad she did, it was so helpful!  tehehe

furniture 60s

I love, love, loved this couch.  It was real leather.  So soft.  A unique color, but I totally think we could’ve rocked it.  Craig refused.  It was “too 80’s.”  Dear Craig, it’s actually more like 60’s, but that’s okay.  He put his foot down.  It’s still living at the store.  I’m a little sad.

furniture black

I also loved this.  It was black/white patterned (herringbone, maybe?), which helped make it look more gray.  Ultimately, we decided that the dogs could potentially leave too much of a mess on a fabric couch.  They shed quite a bit.

furniture leather

This was the winner.  You can’t beat that it was in the clearance section and it was really nice!  The leather was tough, so I doubt the dogs’ claws will do damage.  And leather will be easier to wipe clean should something be spilled or muddy paws find their way onto it.  Because it’s dark, the living room paint most certainly needs to be lightened up.

Thanks again, Kels, for you wonderful modeling skills!

Time to get serious, folks.  I’ll be spending the remainder of my day doin’ my readin’, writin’, and ‘rithmatic.  Because after the little show I put on this morning (crying to my husband on the phone while he is at work, yes, literally crying), I know I have a lot of work to do to get started on the right foot.



My feet hurt.  Like real bad.

My arms don’t hurt, my legs don’t hurt…not even my back.  But those tootsies.  Umpf.

Overall, our move went really well.  We’re having a couple issues with some of the appliances, as in: they don’t work.  My beautiful double ovens?  Well the top lock is stuck (but we can open and close it) and the bottom oven is stuck closed in the lock position.  Oh, and our dishwasher?  Half of the cycles don’t work.  Sigh.  We have an email in to our realtor and I’m calling MetLaw tomorrow just to learn more about our rights.  I think it’s a little muddy because the sellers had Use and Occupancy rights for a month after we closed.

Anywho.  Here are some scenes from the weekend!

Getting an early start: packing and cleaning

Getting an early start: packing and cleaning

The cutest little sister lending a helping hand!

The cutest little sister lending a helping hand!

I can’t decide which part I like better…

The tweeeees in the bedroom

The tweeeees in the bedroom


The random gween details in the bathwoom

The random gween details in the bathwoom

Ugh.  Both are being fixed asap.

I DO love how my kitchen looks when it’s cleaned and organized, though!

move kitchen

And look at what a difference a little contact paper makes in the bathroom drawers!

move broom4

And finally – perhaps the only thing I like about moving is stumbling upon little treasures like this – the letter my kid sister wrote to me on my wedding day.  It made me cry standing in the kitchen, trying to remain productive.

move treasure

Both Saturday and Sunday were incredibly productive.  We had the best help on Saturday.  My MIL came to help clean, our friends Tom and Lindsey came to help move totes, and Kels came to do anything and everything.  Sunday, was equally as busy, we went to grandma’s to relieve her of some of the things I had been storing there and she unloaded a fridge, ladder, and desk on us.  Oh, darn. 😉

I have today off, too.  On the agenda is more organizing and furniture shopping with Kelsey.  Whoop, whoop!