Tuesday, January 11, 2011

i won't say 'happy new year' since i'm 11 days late, so hello there

good news is: i'm still alive.  first semester of law school didn't kill me - though it tried its hardest.

bad news is: round two starts back tomorrow.  i've heard from thousands and thousands of people that "it gets better."  well, you thousands and thousands of people, you better be right or i'm coming after each and every one of you.

i had an amazing month off of rest and relaxation with family and friends who had listed me as a missing person.  here's what i did in bullet points (because let's be honest, no one wants to read):

- took pictures with santa with my siblings and santa said we were the oldest three siblings who had ever come to take their picture with him.  i told him he could thank our mother.

- i read more non-law school books than i can count.  ahhh, how i missed reading for enjoyment.  scarpetta, by patricia cornwell, the lincoln lawyer by michael connelly, and the mockingjay by suzanne collins were probably my top three that i read.

- i watched every episode of law and order ever made as well as every episode of HGTV's house hunters.  i can now predict with 100% accuracy who the killer is or what house the people will choose.  not sure what that says about me.  i think i'm psychic.

- i had an amazing time getting to spend time and going out with my friends.  they surprisingly still loved me despite my lack of existing in the real world.

- this was one of the first year's my family didn't travel over the holidays and it was so great being home and having family come to us.

- i've recently started zumba where i'm learning to shake what my momma gave me and sculpt rock hard abs.  at least, that's what my gay instructor tells me.  and i believe him because i've seen him shake what his momma gave him and he has rock hard abs.

i've missed the blogging world and check in on a lot of you now and then to see what's going on in everyone's lives.  hugs and kisses.

Meredith

38 comments:

KatiePerk said...

Dear hotness, I feel that I need to hear more about your ZUMBA class. The ones here scare me. Welcome back to blogging and I can't wait to hear more about Law School semester deux...

Tara said...

i just ate a cheeseburger. just thought you should know. <3

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Packed up all my old casebooks for storage the other day and my son asked me, "Wow! Did you read all of those or did you just pretend to?" ( :

Happy second semester!

Marian said...

Missed you more!! And I'm super jealous that you got to spend your break watching Law and Order. Its like a dream come true. Who needs law school...you can learn it all from that show;)

Ed said...

You don't have to lie to us about check in on our blogs, we still miss you.

Glad school is going good.

Candice said...

Congrats on making it through the first semester alive! It's a huge accomplishment.

Jessi said...

Good luck this semester!!
xoxo J

♥Aubrey said...

SHAKE IT GIRL!!! And congrats on the schooling going so well :) Keep it up...you can do it.

kels said...

yay! you're back! :)

Jessica said...

Oh my goshhh zumba!! I started doing zumba on the kinect and I'm obsessed. I love your comments about your gay instructor! haha

Silver Strands said...

hahahaha Meredith! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you :)
oxoxo
Denalee

Meagan said...

Thanks for the update! I can't wait until you come back on a regular basis!

MCW said...

Happy New Years! Thanks for checking in :)
Sounds like a fab break!

blueviolet said...

Glad you made it through semester one. Good luck with the next one!

I hope you have a blast with Zumba. My daughter takes it and loves it!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Good to hear from ya.. what did you think about Mockingjay? Loved it!!

Krista said...

1. I'm glad you're still alive.
2. Remember that I NEVER told you that law school will get easier.
3. Glad you had some awesome holidayness with the fam.
4. Shakin what my Momma gave me at Zumba too and I'm still waiting for the rock hard abs. I'll keep you posted.
5. Miss you.

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Miss you girl!

SurferWife said...

I can't quite explain the feeling I have in my stomach right now. It's a mix of excitement, sadness and anxiety, I think.

I miss you a lot. Will you talk to me soon? Please?

jessalyn said...

i just peed. and i didn't even know this post was here until like just this minute and i am posting RIGHT AFTER SURFERWIFE.

at least the synergy lives on no matter what.

i miss you!

Bri said...

Best wishes as you start your second year of law school!

Bree said...

Sometimes I wish I could go on to law school. I just don't have the personality for it and I've kind of had enough of school for now haha I've got a lot of reading and case studies to analyze as a criminology student, but I know it doesn't even compare to what law students read!
Best of luck this year!

Bathwater said...

As if your abs need fixing! This whole law school thing better be worth it because we have to suffer with out you while you go through it!

In fact I think I should get an honorary degree for my patience.

hotpants™ said...

I'm glad you got to relax for a bit. I know it must be tough. So, have you eaten all of the sugar cookies you found on sale?

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw, yay!! I'm glad to hear that you had a great break and that everything is going well. Good luck this next semester with law school! I'm sure you'll not only survive but thrive!

Karls said...

Long time no see girlfriend! I've been rather absent myself. Good to hear you're still alive and kicking arse! Go you good thing!

Rachel Lillian said...

I have watched so many episodes of Criminal Minds that I am fairly positive I am qualified to be an FBI agent. Good thing your Law and Order acquired skills qualified for something somewhat germane to your career goals! :)

I am totally about to start Zumba! In the Bellaire area, I believe. Let me know where you go and maybe we can shake it together! And thanks for the sweet wedding wishes!!!

Shelley said...

Zumba is really fun! I try to do it every week but there is always a wait list and to get in for sure you have to get there like an hour and a half early. RIDICULOUS!! Glad to see you are still alive :)

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I'm happy to see you're still kicking!!! I'm so glad you had time to relax during the holidays. We miss you but I know you're doing important things!! oxox

Mere said...

Hey Meredith! I just found your blog through Ashley's and thought I would follow/leave some comment loving lol.
:)

MiMi said...

Holy crap I almost just fainted when I saw you had a "new" post. Cuz I'm late to it, but whatever.
Anyway. Cornwell is awesome, huh?
Don't eat too many sugar cookies in the coming semester, kay?

sugarmouse said...

all the very best with law school. hope you're keeping your head well above water (: (:

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Sounds like you have been very busy!!

Shannon said...

Just stumbled to your blog and looking forward to reading more. Since this post is several weeks old, I hope all is well, including Law School!

Shannon

Webbisodes
http://ourgatorzone.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

We've missed you too! Hope you're hanging in there!

Toyin O. said...

Happy New Year, zumba is a great class. Have fun!

silvia Navarro said...

you´re so cute....
beautiful blog!!
congratulations!=P
xoxo

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I have never tried Zumba, did you stick with it?!

Kelly Marie said...

I know your friends with Tara (Fabulous but Evil) and so I looked up your blog! I am waiting to hear back from South Texas Law...I went to law school back in MA and dropped out when I moved here so hopefully I can get in because I miss it! haha small world! ...sorry if this is creepy. completely disregard if you want haha