Sunday, May 31, 2009
Baby Gibson right after being born, i love that face.
This is my first nephew. And he is so great. I love his little face, he looks so peaceful. Jimmy says he is very chill. I can't believe my brother Jimmy and his lovely wife Tamara are parents to this little guy. I missed all the fun of watching Tee get bigger, talking about names, baby shower, taking her out to lunch to satisfy those cravings, and seeing this little guy soon after the birth. I am sorry I missed all the fun and have yet to see him. But i can't wait to meet him in July. Jimmy and Tee are going to be awesome parents. I love this new addition to two of my favorite people.
Friday, May 29, 2009
People are pretty cool. My faith in Humanity has been restored (well i don't know if it was ever fully gone). Here are 3 super nice things that have been done for me.
First, I needed the family law book for summer school. I bought it on Amazon from someone in Illinois. I paid the 7 dollars to get quicker shipping. However, that is by no means overnight shipping. Imagine my surprise when the book arrived on Tuesday (it had been Memorial Day weekend). And the girl had paid 14 dollars in shipping. I can't even handle how great that person is.... I have never heard of someone using their own money to have something shipped quicker to a stranger. Wow. Thanks Illinois Shipper.
I have always, wanted one of these. This is a Vintage clothing rack, and I found it right here in Moscow on Craigslist. There are two poles to hang clothes on... When I drove to see it, I loved it right away. But the Element didn't have the capacity, thus the people delivered it to my house for no extra charge (they had an Element too, but a truck also). I guess the point of the story is people with Element's have great taste and Thank you Craigslist Vintage Clothe Rack Sellers for delivering and parting with something so awesome.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Finals stressed me out/Goodbye Lunch with Adam and Sean (i promised them they would make it to the blog).
First, I was taking the pictures of my bangs after I cut them...probably too short, also this picture documents the stress I was having during finals..i got that Vivran stare going (for Starr and Cameo only to laugh at...well maybe AK too)
Second, Today was our second goodbye meal for Adam. Since everyone else is out of town, and Adam, Sean and I stayed for Civil Mediation (sean), Family Mediation (jodi) and Arbitration (adam) training...we have been spending more time than usual with each other. Probably also because we are no longer studying like crazy for finals. Anyways, Adam and I went on a bike ride to troy on Saturday. Then Saturday night, the three of us headed to Denny's. Then church, i guess the boys went camping without me on Sunday night (i am better in small doses) and then we had our final goodbye today. Adam is off to marry a girl from Arizona named Suzanna. I think she is just lovely, and can't wait to have a new person in our Sunday night dinner club. Anyways, i will miss the single Adam, he is hillarious. But i don't think humor dies with marriage, so hopefully he will still be a good time.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
My Grandpa G. is very old now. All the people he used to know, including all his siblings have been gone for awhile. I worry about him the most, because of his age. He used to teach Highschool and was the baseball coach. Lot's of people i meet used to be his students. He used to call me "jodi jump" and said I could be better at Volleyball than Karrie if I would just jump higher. He was a sealer in the temple, and I always wanted him to be the sealer when I got married, but now he is too old. *note: my grandparents Goodman are still happily married to each other.
These are my moms parents. When he saw her he said, "i am gonna marry that girl with the bushy hair" and so he did. I miss them. Grandpa has made the world more beautiful and productive by being an agronomist all over this planet. Grandma has shown a lot of strength as she has had to overcome a broken hip and a stalf infection. She has been a great example. They have served missions together, done humanitarian work and have been good to all those they meet. And I am so proud of their life together and love for each other.
These are my favorite people. They have a good time no matter what. They taught me right. And I respect both of them so much. I am glad they can finally be grandparents, and Dad can be the bishop. Both are such hardworkers, and it did take hardwork raising the 6 wild kids. My mom blogs sometimes 4 times aday, I think I have a little of that in me too. She is so positive and good to everyone she meets. Plus she is very beautiful (inside and out). My dad is the most honest man I know. He is not judgemental, and he keeps trying to get better all the time. I am proud of my roots.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
If I order popcorn at the movie theater and i am on a diet...for 50 cents more I can go from Large to Extra-Large (and get a free refill) I might just get the Extra-Large because it is a value. No worry that my chubs are getting bigger, I want to get what i paid for. Hence the "Super-size" mentality.
I signed up for mediation class ( a 2 credit, one-week class) and then I decided I didn't like it. I didn't think it was worth it. It costs 565 a credit. By day 2 (before classes started for that day) i decided I wanted to withdraw and get my money back. But when i went to the registrars they said i could withdraw but only get half my money back. Blar. I decided the class wasn't worth 1100 but was worth more than 565, so decided to stick it out. I wan't to get my monies worth.
I am now looking for a new home. I must be out of my home by June 1st. I know I don't want to live with other people. Law school has made me even harder to get along with and dare I say less pleasant than my always pleasant self. Also, I don't want to have to talk to people when i am in my mega stressed out state. Plus living with that whiny dog, is all I can take...sort of soured me to having roomates (human or not). As the hunt goes on, I am trying to get my monies worth. It is tough. I want space, I want wood floors, I want wsg(water, sewer, garbage) included. I want a good deal.
We American's want our monies worth. I came to Idaho hoping to get a bargain price on an awesome legal education...but sometimes getting our monies worth comes at a cost. Just like the popcorn may be a good deal but is gonna be bad for the diet. Sometimes getting your monies worth comes at a price. I hope this made sense... I am on the prowel looking for bargains in my life ( i guess that happens when you got no monies and piles of debt).
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I will be staying in Moscow this summer and so far it is beautiful. I am excited to be getting a new place for the next chapter. Although i will miss having a hot tub it will be worth the trade to live by myself without a dog. I have a one week civil mediation course starting tomorrow and then i will be taking family law and lawyer ethics. I am excited for all 3 classes. One of my dreams was to be an adoption lawyer and maybe open one of those international "baby finding" services. I guess family law will let me know if I am into that.
Hopefully this summer will bring some adventures. Whether learning to kayak better or running this first year weight off, I hope to have a great Idaho summer, in this beautiful place with beautiful weather.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Now I don't stop early, i write till i can't write no more. And because i hand write the exams i am not as speedy as others. And i don't like to go through my exams to check mistakes, i just write and write and write. When others leave early, I think to myself, "who do they think they are, there is always more to write." So my heart sunk as i realized i had 30 more minutes. Oh well. I think i did great on this exam. And because professors like concise answers and the "fake" time limit i set for myself, forced me to be concise (and write a little sloppily) i am hoping for the best, who knows maybe i am one of those people who do the best under extreme pressure. Maybe this will be the A that I need, all because of a "made up" time constraint.
This blog is really just telling the world, one of my coping mechanisms is to cope with my mistakes (which if you know how i fell about law school exam-super intensity) is to trying to look on the bright side. Blar. Why did I do that??
Oh well. I think i did great on the e
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I don't know if you all know about post secret. But i have been following the blog for about 3 years now i guess, (time really is so hard to keep track of). Anyways, people anonymously send their secrets in to Frank Warren, and he sifts through them. And posts about different postcards every Saturday night. They are called Sunday secrets, and yes i do check every Sat. or Sunday morning. Anyways, he goes around to college campus' and tells the story about how and why he started post secret, he shares secrets that never made it on the blog or in one of the 4 books (yes i own 3 of them) that he has published, all filled with peoples secrets on a postcard. And honestly they are very beautiful, funny, outrageous, sad, maddening...everything. One part, the last part of the 2 hour meeting, is where two mikes are opened up for individuals to share a secret in front of the whole crowd. Basically you stand up, walk to a mike and share something you have never shared with anyone. Well it was a little slow starting, but slowly U of I students got up and shared different things about coming out of the closet, or fearing they would never find someone who loved them as much as their mom did, or that they sent a secret to Frank that was a lie earlier, etc. Well, like they say, when in Rome....and so I stood up, waited in line to share my secret...and it made me cry. Sort of like a non-mormon testimony meeting, sort of. It was short, sweet and close to my heart (and no, i won't put the secret on the blog) but it was a little liberating (mom don't worry i didn't say anything you would be embarrassed of). But it was sort of cool to just be apart of something I had been following for awhile. I have never sent a secret into Frank, so it might be posted. I just wanted to introduce any of you who haven't ever seen it, to go check it out (there is a link on my blog rollers or just google post secret, i promise i will learn how to do links this summer). Also these are a few of the secrets that got posted tonight. I sort of relate to all of them, which happens almost every batch of new secrets. Hope you have a great Sunday.
Chase, one of my friends would always sing "jodi girl..." and then tonight he played this song for me...listen to the lyrics, it is spooky how on point with my life they are.... Bob Seager has spoken to my soul and maybe i was really named after this song (my mom was named after a song). I don't know i really like this song.