First, and most importantly, I am fully and completely and totally and undoubtedly a lawyer now. So that's awesome. And now I'm looking for a lawyer job. Full or part time, I'm pretty flexible as long as it's something I think I'll actually enjoy. I still enjoy teaching, so part time would be nice because I could keep doing that, but we'll see what happens.
Second, I've been spending as much time in the pool as possible, while it's still possible. I'll miss this when the rain starts.
I took a sewing class and made an awesome tote bag. Somehoew, I don't have a picture of the finished product, but it's black with a green "M" embroidered on the outside and this flowery pattern inside, it's also reversible.
I liked sewing a lot, I liked that I could make something pretty quickly but there was a lot of ironing involved. No one warned me about that. I could get into more sewing, but I'm sort of opposed to owning an iron, so sewing and I are at an impasse. This was a one-time three-hour class, they have a few week class where you make a few things that I'd be interested in taking, but right now it conflicts with my teaching schedule.
We took a road trip to California.
I don't know what it is, but Olive loves hotel beds.
We got to catch a Rutgers game in Fresno...
And do some wine tasting in Napa. It was a dream come true even though we only spent a couple of hours in Napa. We'll be back, I'm sure of that!
We made frequent stops along the way to stretch our legs and cool our heels. This was in a little stream near a dog park in Ashland, OR.
We came back the day before Labor Day so we could meet up with Tracey, one of my NYC co-workers and her husband, and enjoy one of my favorite spots, the Chihuly Garden and Glass.
I dropped them at the airport and the next day I was at the airport again to pick up another friend!
Portia and I went to a few museums, including the MOHAI and the Museum of Canine Art (yes, it's small, but it's in a parking lot, what did you expect?)
She got to try her hand at glassblowing. Here we are in the Seattle Glassblowing Studio restroom:
And we got to catch some fabulous sunsets.
She was also a good knitting influence. Seeing her knitting away encouraged me to finish two projects, including one that had been simmering on my needles for quite a while.
So, I've been busy, but it's been a good busy! Tomorrow I start a new semester of glassblowing lessons and this week is my birthday! We're also planning something fun for our first anniversary, so I'm sure we'll busy for the next few weeks too!