In limbo…

As I wait until I start work (I still don’t have a start date, but it will be around the beginning of October) and wait to find out if I’m actually an attorney, I have a lot of time to kill. I’m in this strange limbo stage where I just wait. And wait.

To distract myself from the waiting, though, I’ve kept myself quite busy. I’ve been doing a lot of crafting (and considering opening an online etsy store to sell some of those crafts). Most recently, I finished an afghan for my mom:

Star shapped afghan

Now I’m going to start working on my quilting skills by finishing up a quilt I began back in college (only 8 years later…) and by creating some purses and coin purses.

In other news, I attended a beautiful wedding on Whidbey Island for a friend from my theatre life.

Wedding at a farm on Whidbey.

The ceremony and reception were both lovely.

Reception.

I’ve also spent a few days working on Isaac’s house, which he’s going to rent out since he moved up to Seattle with me. I spent a couple of days removing wall paper from his kitchen, which was hideous. It now looks so much better!

From this:

Lovely apple wallpaper...

to this:

Wallpaper gone, waiting to be painted...

to this!

Done!

I picked a darker blue color, but Isaac decided it was too dark, so they went with this light color. It’s definitely an improvement!

I also spent a weekend watching Ike play basketball with his buddies from college, which was great, as always.

He shoots, he scores!

The plan for this week: more crafting and (hopefully) my first (and likely last) camping trip of the year!! Wahoo!

I survived!

Okay, so I didn’t blog while studying for the bar (for that I should be thanked), but will try to start blogging again, assuming I do anything of interest! I took the bar last week. It was hard. Seriously hard. I have no idea how that went. Do I feel like I failed? Not really. Do I feel like I aced it? Nope. So, that leaves me somewhere in the middle, hoping desperately that I pass so that I never have to do that again.

Since the bar, I have been trying to figure out how to live a normal life again. My life was so consumed with studying and worrying that I haven’t quite figured out how to go back to my relatively calm and normal self. (Side note – I’m also having trouble typing 2 spaces after each sentence again since I got so used to trying to conserve characters on the bar exam!) Anyway, on Thursday, after the PR portion (WA has a strange bar exam – two days of substantive essays followed by a half day of professional responsibility essays – no MPRE and no multi-state bar exam), I ran some errands with my mom. Holy cow. It was amazing to just run errands again! I haven’t really done that in months. Then, Isaac and I went to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. Yum!

A much needed celebratory drink!

On Friday, my mom and I went to the Bellevue Arts Fair, which was fun, as always. That evening, Isaac and I went out with some friends and played some pool. Saturday, I spent part of the day relaxing, part of the day peeling wall paper (Ike’s getting his house ready to rent), and the evening at the movies with Danny and Meghan. We saw Horrible Bosses (hilarious), were serenaded by a poet from San Francisco (interesting), and caught up over dessert (which involved minimal bitching about the bar exam – you’re welcome, Isaac).

Sunday involved finally seeing Harry Potter (I can’t believe the series is finally over!), losing a number of heads up games to Isaac (which clearly shows that I haven’t yet recovered from the bar exam because that never happens!), and catching up on some TV shows that I had missed. All in all, it was a wonderful relaxing and recovering weekend.

Now begins 2 months of figuring out what to do with myself before starting work… it’s going to be interesting! I hope the sun sticks around for a while to help me fill my free time.