Wednesday, November 25, 2009

in Ireland

So far, so good. I made it here which is half the battle. Now I just have to hunker down and start taking exams. Liam gets here in 15 hours! So 2 exams in 15 hours, I think I can make it. And then comes the really hard task...cooking Thanksgiving dinner for my in-laws. The whole family will be there. So far the menu includes:
  1. Turkey
  2. Ham
  3. Stuffing
  4. Deviled Eggs
  5. Spinach & artichoke dip
  6. Carrots
  7. Cranberry sauce
  8. Mashed potatoes
  9. Potatoe salad
  10. Salmon on brown bread
  11. Mac & Cheese
  12. Cornbread
  13. Green beans
  14. Apple pie (would have been pumpkin, btu we couldn't get the pumpkin pie filling in the carry on)
I'm not sure if we will get it all done, but here's to hoping!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Memo due tomorrow

I have a memo due tomorrow. I'm a little scared. I have it all written, but I don't know if it's good. I didn't actually think I was done, until I realized that I had been writing in size 10 font instead of 12. Well that certainly increased my paper by about 5 pages! So today will be bluebooking and finding a few more cases to use for cites. I'm a little freaked out by how it doesn't seem to be that rushed or frantic. I might actually have time to read for my other classes this week. Actually only 2 days of classes...well 1.5. I may or may not go to my Tuesday class, the prof expects it. Plus that's the night I leave to go see LIAMMMMMMMM!!! I get to Ireland on Wednesday morning and Liam gets in Thursday morning. So I'll have a whole 24 hours while in Ireland to take a couple of practice tests! Oh it should be so fun...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I LOVE GLEE

Things I'm taking away from this week's episode of Glee.

  1. Watching it right now and it's so amazing. It's finally back to it's former glory. I'm surprised they didn't come up with this subplot earlier. I mean come on, Mr. Shuester it totally hot. He would most definitely be that teacher who was unable to be alone with a female student for fear of impropriety.
  2. There was at least one of those teachers that was asked to leave due to some "rumors." They weren't so much rumors as they were being found sleeping with students in the locker rooms. Awkward!
  3. I was very much hoping that Rachel's gift to Mr. Shuester's gift would have been cute undies. But I guess that would be inappropriate.
  4. Susie Pepper and her hot chili pepper were awesome.
  5. Kurt's fake playing was really not that great. I mean I don't play the piano, but is your entire upperbody supposed to move up and down like that.
  6. Finn's breakdown in front of his mom was really hard to watch. You really got to see not only Finn's pain, but his mother's. She has only wanted the best for her son and to know what this would all mean for him. QUINN TELL THIS POOR BOY!!! I want the whole story line to go away. Terri's show during the Susie Pepper bit is about all I can take of her per episode.
  7. Mr. Shuester's medley made me melt. I'm right there with you Rachel & Emma, I don't know what he said, but it was dreamy. And why are Rachel's skirts so damn short!
I need to stop the running commentary so I can actually get back to watching.

P.S. I think I'm going to break down and get on of these.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Why didn't I have this bright idea!?

1/2 of my CivPro class showed. I was in the half that sat attentively listening to every word. Or I spent the entire time looking up cases on Lexis. I'm so glad that there are only 4 more weeks until this first semester is over. I'm trying to keep calm, trying not to freak. Maybe I just need to start drinking...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Absent

As you may or may not have noticed I have been neglecting my blogging duties for a few days. It's memo time and I'm freaking out a little bit, but not so much. Trying to break everything down into manageable little chunks is the way I'm tackling it. I just hope I'm not getting bogged down in the intricacies.

Work is actually causing some undue stress right now and I totally don't need it. I'm usually looking forward to the workweek as one more week closer to Liam and the end of the semester. I'm kind of dreading it a bit and I'm not baking tonight, so I wonder what everyone will be thinking of me when I walk in empty handed.

Liam and I have vowed to stick with me going to school for this year (leases are really hard to break), but it's times like this when I just want to chalk the whole thing up to an interesting life experience. I love my classes, well I love Contracts, but the stress just makes me want to get on a plane and help Liam decorate our new place. I have also started pulling my hair again! That's certainly not good, I don't yank it out, but I'll obsessively run my fingers through it. My desk is covered in hair (EW!) I'll fix this by going to get my hair done next Friday, but still, stress level is certainly rising.

While it may seem like I'm throwing myself a pity party I don't mean to. But with 4 weeks left before the end of the semester I want to fast forward and see you all on the 23rd. Unfortunately I can't, so I'll soldier on and hope I make it through with a full head of hair and non-failing grades.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

LRW

Just finished my LRW exam, on to the take home...oy

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Study Soundtrack

I'm loving Pandora right now!

Songs I have given the thumbs up:
Paper Planes - M.I.A.
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Your Woman - White Town
Potential Breakup Song - Aly & AJ
Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
Hypnotised - The Faint

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pictures of our new Home

Liam's in the process of moving all of our belongings from our current villa into our new one. Our current place came furnished, which was nice, but it will be good to be able to furnish the new place to our specifications. We're going to break up the big main room downstairs into two rooms. One will be larger and in the front and we're going to put up a wall in the back to make that our den area. Liam's going to travel to IKEA in a month or so to buy the bulk of the furniture.

I'm so excited!!! We plan on living here for a good long while. We will also be house #5 in the compound in our group of friends. We're next door neighbors to everyone, so that's great! Here are some pictures Liam took.

The outside of the house. We will put up a shade, like the one you can see right over the wall later next year. Once the heat picks up it's a must do, if you want to sit outside that is. We already have lawn furniture to put out front. We may also get the bricks up front pulled up and plant some grass. So many ideas!


Front room. TV may go here or it will just be a sitting room.

That back area is where we would put up the wall, right in line with the second pillar. This could then a den with double doors into the larger spaces. It would make heating the room a lot easier in the winter. There isn't any central heat only space heaters. Heating a room as large as this would be nearly impossible! We're also getting the chandeliers taken down and replacing them with more modern lighting.

The kitchen! My favorite. We need to buy a fridge and stove. We already have a dryer, so Liam's out to buy the washer and everything else next week. The pantry is also off to the left. We will have to take the kitchen door off to make sure we'll have easy access, but it will also make sure the kitchen is open to the rest of the downstairs. Who doesn't love the smell is delicious food wafting throughout the house. We're also having industrial cleaners coming in and making sure this place is spotless before we move in.

The dishwasher's going, so we can slot the washing machine in there. If we didn't take it out we would have to put the washing in the little in-laws suite in the back of the house. You can see the door that that one, through the window of the kitchen. I would much rather wash my dishes by hand that have to trudge my clothes in and out of the house every time I needed to was a load.

I don't have any pictures of the upstairs yet. Liam only took pictures of the closet space to reassure me. I'm not quite sure why...he has WAY more clothes and shoes than I do!

All in all it's a great house. It's bigger than our current one and costs less per month. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, plus the in-laws suite in the back. It's more than enough space for us to grow into over the years. I'm so excited to get there in December and see the place in person. I know Liam's going to do a great job decorating.

Friday, November 6, 2009

I'm not getting it

Just realized last night after class, I'm not getting it. I'm not getting the big picture and I don't know how to fix it. I'm going to be spending a lot more time in the library this weekend than I thought...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

This had better be over soon

So I'm home again trying to recover from whatever I have. I have a sore throat and a stuffy nose. My throat woke me up at 3am this morning. After some cloraseptic and lozenges I managed to make it through the day. This can't continue or I'm really not going to do well with the whole school/work/study thing. I don't even have time to go to the doctor's office. I haven't even found a doctor yet. I'm just praying it will go away and it's not anything serious and then I'll be able to deal with it once finals are over!