Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Hello, lovely people...I'm FINALLY DONE WITH EXAMS!!!!!!!!! I finished my second year of law school yesterday when I turned in my last exam, and I am so glad that I went ahead and finished those things early, because I could not study any more if my life depended on it. James had the day off today (finally) so we just spent the whole day playing. We slept really late this morning and then skipped breakfast in favor of an early lunch at the Macaroni Grill, which was FREE since I had a gift certificate. Then we went to Best Buy to return something and to Sports Authority to buy James a muay thai pad that he wanted to use to work out. Then we went to Borders and read magazines, which we love to do and haven't done in a long time. We were there like an hour and a half just hanging out.

Then we drove out of the city to west county to the Bentley/Maserati/Ferrari/Rolls Royce/pretty much any ridiculously expensive car dealership to look at the cars. I'm not really into cars at all, but it's still fun to go there with James because he's like a 5 year old in Toys-R-Us. They know us, so they trust us enough to let us sit inside the cars (you can't normally touch them). Today we played with the Bentley's new car, the Flying Spur. It was beautiful!!! We want one in this really cool blue/black color with the light leather interior and the full back seat. (So if anybody has $200,000 that they don't need and would like to give us, feel free to do so!) We played at the dealership for about an hour and a half, and when we left, James gave me a big hug and said "Thanks for taking me to the toystore!! I had so much fun!!" Ha, ha, ha!

Then we went to Ben and Jerry's, across the street from the car place, to get some ice cream. We ate it at one of the cute little tables outside, and then we went to lay on a blanket in the park beside the boathouse. It was so nice to just sit outside and pretend that we don't have to live in a city. James never minded cities before (I always hated them) but I think that by the time we leave St. Louis, I will have at least one reason to be thankful for living here....This place has made James HATE cities and want to live somewhere quiet, out in the country. We think Savannah would be nice.

I'm going to start working tomorrow. I've been doing nothing but exams for 7 days, and I got all 4 of them done, so now it's back to the potboilers. I'll probably get up in the morning tomorrow, run on the treadmill, and then dive into getting all of the files that I have at home finished. My work this summer, which is mostly on prison litigation, is going to be pretty boring, but I'm really thankful to have it. It will pay the bills (hopefully) while still allowing me to spend some time at home and get out of St. Louis for awhile. Hopefully I'll be able to spend a few weeks in Georgia at least.

I am going to be at Mom and Dad's house a bit next week because I'm going home for Jonathan's graduation. I'm going to fly home, go to the graduation, ride to Savannah with Nana, pick up the car that she has for James, and then drive it back to St. Louis. That'll probably take about 6 days because I need the car to get checked out and insured before I can drive it back, so hopefully it'll all work out. James is working all night shifts for the next three weeks, anyway, so he wouldn't be around, and it seemed like a good time to get all this done.

Okay, well James just finished his workout, so I'm going to go hang out! See ya later.