Wednesday, May 23, 2007

1 Down, 2 To Go

Well, Freedom of Religion is done. It wasn't the "easy reading check" the professor promised, but it wasn't terrible and I think I did well enough. That class is the first time I've taken an exam in law school that wasn't 100% of my grade and that made a huge difference in the stress level. Our 2 papers due during the quarter count for 70% so there's only so much damage the exam can do. I went home afterward- it's just too hard to go right back to studying after taking a final. I stayed productive and spent 4 hours packing, cleaning, and organizing. I am now completely packed for Texas and I went through most of my stuff I'm leaving behind to see what could be donated to Goodwill rather than packed up and moved to the new apartment.

I've noticed that now I'm in the third trimester I tire easily again. After standing up and packing for the whole afternoon I was exhausted. Like the "I can't keep my eyes open" kind of tired. I ended up going to bed at 8:30 having not even looked at my outlines or notes for my other 2 exams. I got nearly 11 hours of sleep and today I'm going to throw myself into studying for Rhetoric of Race which is at 2pm. After that I'm going to have to force myself back up to the library to study (cram!) for the closed book/note disaster that is going to be Public Land on Thursday morning. (That's also why I packed last night- there's no time to study Thurs. morning so I can't take the time to pack tonight.) My plan is to drive JP's car to campus tomorrow, have him load up my car while I'm struggling through my final, head home immediately afterward and get on the road for our 1000+ mile journey through "America's Heartland" (as JP enthusiastically calls it). I actually enjoy road trips with him- he drives, I read out loud, and we both eat lots of snacks and sing along to the radio. It's 18 hours of quality togetherness.

Now- off to the library!


  1. Good luck on the finals and on the road trip! It's always so much more fun when you get to drive with your husband. :)

  2. Best of luck! You're almost done -- woot woot! Have a safe trip.

  3. Was just catching up on my Manolo and thought of you when I read this:

    It is the sincere belief of the Manolo that the pregnant ladies should not be obliged to participate in the weddings parties, indeed, it is the belief of the Manolo that the pregnant ladies should not even be obliged to walk. They should be carried from place to place on the palanquin, like Cleopatra.