Wednesday, May 11, 2011

on summer

Guys. Guys.

I am done with my first year of grad school.

In two days, Ricky is done with his first year of law school.


Is this real life?

Those are legitimately grown-up things.  People halfway through graduate school were the people I got all shy around at age 13 because they were so unbearably adult.  And don't even get me started on law school.

(It's not as grown-up as parenthood, though.  If someone even mentions the word "baby" suggestively in my direction, I start windmilling my arms like a cartoon character and run from the room before the idea somehow finds its way into my uterus and grows there.  Really, I'm still working on remembering to clean the litter box.  You go, moms.)

I've forgotten all the exciting things that have happened in the past couple weeks, but be on the lookout for updates on the space shuttle launch (!!) and a Disney World trip (!!) in the near future.  My camera is on its last leg, I think, so all my pictures may be of the blurry iPod variety, but I could basically just write "We saw a space shuttle launch and went to Disney World" and pictures really can't make that statement any more awesome.

In the meantime, here are some blurbs from my head.  Think of them less like a randomly compiled list of things I didn't really plan out beforehand and more like a pensieve with all my carefully chosen thoughts swirling together for your perusal.  (See what I did there?  Only 63 days until July 15th!)  My "gratitude notebook" I carry around in my pocket has also become a "random thoughts" notebook, so I'll pull from there a bit.

1. You know who's a decent guy?  Our President.  I don't care if you love or hate his politics, but you have to respect the man for trying to accomplish things while the rest of Washington is throwing tantrums like babies, especially when those things involve making reasonable compromises across party lines to get the job done.  Not many politicians do that.  Just saying.

2. Ricky and I are thinking about adopting another cat!  Zelda's been getting restless and I worry that she's bored while we're gone all day.  Good moms make sure their children have friends, right?

3. I found out today that Scrabble is being expanded to include slang words for the first time.  Is nothing sacred?  Words like "grrl" and "thang" (which are being added to the official Scrabble dictionary) will never be on my playing board.  Never. 

4. I finished the "probation" period at my job, got a raise, and am now officially full-time!  Sweet!