The semester has officially begun with a bang, and our normally “newsless” life has accumulated a few changes. For one, Dave got a job! His official first day is January 25th, and he will be working for Kaiser Permanente doing Quality Assurance programming work. We’re not totally sure what that means yet, but we are pretty sure it’s in his field. It also pays well and has a long training period so that he can acquire a few new skills. He’ll be working in Pleasanton, which is about 20 miles away, but the drive has very little traffic. His commute will probably be just around 30 minutes. At this point, we’re between excited and thinking that this is too good to be true, so we’ll keep you posted as we find out!
We finished up Christmas break with a visit from my high school friend Eva, an attorney in Phoenix who weighed in on “real life” as a lawyer, and my parents. We did a lot of sight-seeing including visits to two nearby state parks, several trips into San Francisco, and a stop at Alcatraz (which turned out to be very interesting in light of my Criminal Law class this semester – first week: discussion about the purpose of punishment…). All in all, a restful and busy break!
School started for me last week, and I hit the ground running. I’m not sure why I reasoned that the first week back would be easy. I guess I was thinking that I had the hang of things, so new classes shouldn’t be too big of a change in the routine. I was wrong. Things are busier than ever. My classes (Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Written and Oral Advocacy, and Mental Health Legislation Drafting) are time-consuming with lots of reading to be done each day. I’m also in search of a summer job. Interviews start soon, and I’m filling out more and more applications. On the upside, I’ve got my first business suit, so I guess I’m ready to show up to interviews looking official.
With all that going on, I’m taking this long weekend to get ahead on everything I can – laundry, cooking, cleaning – so that we can survive on minimal time while we take on these new adventures.