Monday, August 31, 2009

monday . . .

buckwheat blueberry pancakes (recipe below)
i have been fighting the stomach flu for two days now. it started in sunday and today i still am not feeling bed. in fact i haven't even gotten out of bed today. here in bed with my laptop. mr. roll is so good to me when he came in this morning to tell me goodbye, as he was leaving for work, he brought my laptop in for me. he even plugged it in and set it on the bed, within my reach, so that when i felt up to it i could keep myself entertained.

harley is here beside me. laptop is here. i spent most of the day watching all 8 episodes of season three of the tudors. a favorite show of mine on showtime. it could also be called the life and times of henry the 8th. i was disappointed to see that episode 8 came with the demise of thomas cromwell, not because i love thomas cromwell but i love the actor that portrays sir cromwell, james fairn. all good things must come to an end.

tomorrow i am planning to take bear, another of our dogs, with me over to seattle and hang out with zak. he has the day off so we're going to do coffee at peet's, then take the dogs for a walk around greenlake, which is by his house. at some point we'll go to the snappy dragon for food. the snappy dragon is the best chinese food ever--they make their own noodles and their pot stickers are the best i have ever tasted.

when i was in the hospital, with the septic shock, i was eventually moved from icu to a regular room and i remember waking up one afternoon and zak was there and i could smell the most delicious pot stickers. i hadn't been eating much and zak thought i might do better if i had something i really liked so he brought me pot stickers from the snappy dragon and he fed me. as a result of septic shock i lost my motor skills and had to relearn things like walking and feeding myself. my 25 year old son brought me and fed me one of my favorite foods. remembering this makes me cry.

speaking of parents and children . . . i have met an incredible family online. bill and victoria strong and their almost 2 year old daughter gwendolyn. gwendolyn has sma and their blog is about their family and about their fight to educate the public about sma and to fight for a cure. they are truely amazing and i have come to love them, through their blog. they never ask for anything, so don't think my sending you to get to know them about them needing stuff, it's not. i encourage you to go read their story and get to know them. you too will fall in love with them. gwendolyn is precious and her smiles will make your worst day better.

mr. roll just came home from work and came to check on me. he asked me what i felt like having for dinner tonight and i told him buckwheat blueberry pancakes. the look on his face was priceless. you see mr. roll doesn't really cook. he does all things bbg related, but if it involves the stove or the oven he doesn't do it. he asked me to pull out my pancake recipe for him, but i decided to let hm off the hook and let him go to the market and buy a box of buckwheat pancake mix to use. how bad can it be? it won't be bad at all and these pancakes will be made with love, this i know for a fact. i have bags of frozen blueberries in the freezer he can use too. and we have really good pure maple syrup we brought back from alaska.

but because i love to cook, and i am loyal to cooking from scratch i will share my recipe with you. i wish i could remember where i first found it, but i've been using it since my children were little. these pancakes are good.

buckwheat blueberry pancakes
3/4 cup buckwheat flour
3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup nonfat milk
1 tablespoon honey
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups blueberries, divided
1/2 cup real maple syrup
in a large bowl whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, beat together the buttermilk, non-fat milk, honey, eggs, and oil. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing only enough to combine them. Stir in 1 cup of berries.

preheat a large nonstick griddle or skillet over a medium flame. Ladle the batter onto the skillet with a 1/4-cup measure. Flip the pancake when it is golden brown on the bottom and bubbles are forming on top, about 1 1/2 minutes. Cook the other side until golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes.

serve topped with more blueberries and the maple syrup.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

saturday at last

chicken wings
recipe is below
i've been cooking all morning, ot at least most of it trying to get things ready to take to the bbq. the chicken wings are done. the guacamole is done, and i have homemade blue corn chips to go with. and then there is the coffee cake, literally. i need to get a shower, but i need to get off my feet for a few minutes too. i do not want an epeisode of meniere's today, so it's best not to get too tired.
last night i managed to stay up until 3:40am reading book #7 of the sookie stackhouse aka true blood series. i am so caught up in these books i can't put them down. you have to understand that these books are completely not me. the book i read before starting these was "the kennedy brothers". i like non-fiction. i like historical novels about europe. i may like that stuff, but i am loving these dead books.

chicken wings (i made 6 dozen wings today so i increased the recipe by quite a bit)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup louisiana hot sauce
1 dash pepper, Ground
1 dash garlic powder
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 chicken wings
bleu cheese salad dressing
vegetable oil, for frying

*combine the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt in a small bowl.
*put the wings into a large bowl and sprinkle the flour mixture over them, coating each wing evenly.
*put the wings in the refrigerator for 60 to 90 minutes. (This will help the breading to stick to the wings when fried.)
*heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees.
*you want just enough oil to cover the wings entirely -- an inch or so deep at least. Combine the butter, hot sauce, ground pepper, and garlic powder in a small saucepan over low heat. Heat until the butter is melted and the ingredients are well blended.
*put all the wings into the hot oil and fry them for 10 to 15 minutes or until some parts of the wings begin to turn dark brown.
*remove the wings from the oil to a paper towel to drain.
*but don't let them sit too long, because you want to serve the wings hot. Quickly put the wings into a large bowl.
*add the hot sauce and stir, coating all the wings evenly.
*you could also use a large plastic container with a lid for this.
*put all the wings inside the container, add the sauce, put on the lid, then shake. Serve with Bleu cheese dressing and celery sticks on the side.

Friday, August 28, 2009

pioneer women's coffee cake

Pioneer Woman’s Coffee Cake Literally

2 cups flour
2 cups white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (1 cup) regular (salted) butter
3 tablespoons instant coffee (I did not use instant coffee, but regular peet's coffee and it turned out sooooo good)
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) regular (salted) butter
1 pound powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons instant coffee (i did use instant for the icing. i used starbucks instant coffee for this since it's not brewed before using and i was worried about using regular coffee, but i will try peet's regular next time)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 to 4 tablespoons heavy cream (add as needed)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour two round baking pans.
Add 3 tablespoons to 1 cup boiling water. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix sugar, flour, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
In a separate bowl, add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla.
Combine above ingredients, then pour into pans.
Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until set.
Allow to cool completely.

Combine all icing ingredients, then ice cake. Chill for an hour before serving.

this cake is so good i actually made two of them this evening. one is to take to a memorial bbq saturday evening and the other is for my mom to have. she would have been sorely disappointed to see watch me take this out of the house without leaving her a piece, not to mention shooing her away from it all afternoon saturday before we leave. i'm not that cruel :)
if you haven't been to ree's site, you must visit her, she is fabulously wonderful. every recipe i've cooked from her site is easy and delicious.

finally friday, i think . . .

this morning i woke up not feeling well at all. meniere's was hitting me hard and even moving my arm made me nausea. i managed to fluff up the down pillows, all three of them, and flipped on the television. the 62 inch plasma hanging on the wall, that mr. roll just had to bargain shop for when one of the electronics stores was going out of business (yes, he and zak went in together with cash and bought these televisions for a steal.) i was in the hospital at the time, having just come out of a coma and off the ventilator and still not really talking, which is the only reason we have a television this large in our bedroom (and family room too.) to my surprise one of my favorite movies of all time was just beginning!!!
where the heart is. can i tell you how much i love this movie? i love it. it's the story of a pregnant teenager who is traveling across country with her boyfriend and he leaves her at a wal-mart in small town oklahoma. she makes a life and falls in love. in 2000, when the movie came out i loved it. i so wanted to meet my own forny and fall in love. and i did when i met mr. roll. i still love the movie to this day and realize i need to buy it on blue ray so i can enjoy it whenever i want on this new television mr. roll bought, along with a blue ray thrown in for free. mr. roll must have been so happy i was preoccupied and he didn't have to discuss this purchase with me :)
that was sort of the end of the fun in today. i was getting dressed and ready to take mom to her doctor appointment when i heard her calling me. i ran downstairs and she was leaning against the dining room wall clutching her chest. i threw on a sweatshirt and flip-flops and got her to the car and raced to the hospital. no time for 911, when we live only 3 blocks from the hospital. i ran in and told them and they raced out to the car to get her. we were out of the house and in the emergency room in less than 5 minutes. no heart attack. no stroke. i have her home and she is resting comfortable.
but can i tell you how tiring it is to sit in an emergency all afternoon waiting for test results? i think it wore us both out.
dinner tonight is simple. it also happens to be one of mom's favorites as she loves breakfast for supper. pancakes and pepper bacon. i have the bacon in the oven as i didn't want to stand there frying it forever and the house smells so good.
after mom goes to bed i am going to bake a coffee cake. not the kind you eat in the morning with your coffee, but a cake cake with peet's coffee in it. we'll take it to a bbq tomorrow. the bbq is for our friends who lost their 17 year old son to suicide in november, and tomorrow would be his 18th birthday. i want to take a gift too, but i'm not sure what to take. i think a big potted plant for their front porch or back patio. i want to be there for them. i also want to take debbie out for coffee this coming week.
it is thundering and pouring out right now. yesterday it was in the 90's. i tell you if you don't like the weather in seattle, wait 15 minutes and it will change.
i am posting the coffee cake recipe right after this, and giving full credit to pioneer woman for sharing the recipe. it is delicious.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

tuesday thoughts

today was a day for errand running. it began when the power was off due to some street work the city is doing n9t far from our home. i vaguely remember the notices they posted on the front door last week to make us aware this was happening, but come on how many people actually note that on a calendar? i didn't. so while i'm in the shower this morning the lights went out. not a big deal. i got my shower and although i couldn't dry my hair i put some gel in it and left it curly all day. since there was no power i decided to take mom and get out of the house and i had plenty of errands to run to keep us busy for a while.
first stop was starbucks where we sat with our coffee and i with my book. i also ran in to a few friends there so that was a nice treat too. mom sat in her cozy chair by the fireplace and enjoyed her coffee and marshmallow square. it doesn't matter what time we go into starbucks mom always has a marshmallow square. she loves them. i was looking forward to have a little down time of reading. i am on the 6th sookie stackhouse "true blood" series book. i am enjoying this series even though it is off the track of what i usually read. sometimes it is a good thing to step outside the norm and life on the wild side of all things vampire and shape shifter and fairies and witches. i only have one more book in the series after this and then i have the new john adams novel waiting for me.
after starbucks it was time for physical therapy. linda was ready for me. i felt so good today and linda commented that i was getting so much better. we spent time at the wellness center using a machine then i worked on my balance and finished up walking around the building three times. i didn't fall or even sway, not one time today. i am getting better and it feels good.
after pt i had to head over to bonney lake to the sprint store. my blackberry broke. it had some message that read "error 120" on the screen and wouldn't tell me what to do with it to correct it. thankfully they fixed it and there was no charge. i lost my entire address book, but it could have been worse i could have lost the entire phone and had to buy a new one. i'll slowly be adding names back in as i run into people i suppose. i did get mr. roll, dylan and zak back in, and two sisters shannon and jeni. i need to back up my phone onto my laptop.
after sprint we stopped at target and then fred meyers to do some grocery shopping. w arrived home about 3:30 and the power came on about 10 minutes later so it was perfect timing.
saturday we are invited to a bbq at the home of the parents, debbie and mark, of one of zak's best friends jon. last november jon's younger brother committed suicide. trevor was 17 years old. i had never met trevor not had i met debbie and mark until the memorial service. tragic. we recently had dinner with debbie and mark and debbie seemed to just need to have someone she could talk about trevor with. someone she could show the shrine in the family room to. someone who wasn't there to judge anyone or anything. saturday will be trevor's 18th birthday and again i will be there for her to talk all she needs to and i will listen. mr. roll and mark seemed to bond over a ps3 f22 game. we're there for them to use us as they need. and i love to cook so i'm planning to take some awesome food along including a coffee cake (not a cake you have coffee with in the morning, but a coffee flavored cake with buttercream frosting). i can't even imagine going through what they have been through. i'll be there.
mr. roll and i are seeing a counselor to help us come to terms with some things in regard to mom. when we first brought her to washington to live we thought she'd get her own home. that wasn't going to be the case as we discovered she couldn't live alone, or shouldn't. she is now 90 and dementia is taking over and taking control. we are not so sure how much longer we can safely even have her in our home and it may be time to begin looking at a care facility for her. i feel so guilty. i feel like my sisters are going to come down hard on me. mind you not one of them has ever offered to even so much as come stay for a week with her so mr. roll and i can go away together. seeing the counselor is helping me deal with it all and put it all into words.

Monday, August 24, 2009

monday musings

today i had a doctors appointment with the nuerologist treating my inner ear disorder aka meniere's disease. more tests. miseable making tests. ok, so i am already dizzy and one of the tests is looking at what makes me dizzy. he puts this face mask on me and tells me to keep my eyes open and then instructs me to move every which way. i thought i was going to throw up. after the testing was finished he took me back into the exam room where mr. roll was waiting for me and i practically fell on him--i was so dizzy. this is no fun. i have to go back for an 8 hour day of further testing and an mri. a necessary day but not one i am looking forward to.

mom's health is not doing so well right now we've had to make some changes in our vacation plans. instead of going away in september we'll take off the week after christmas and probably do mexico or st. bart's. having made this decision feels like a weight off our shoulders. i just cannot leave mom right now.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

thursday thoughts

i'm looking into an lsat course to take. most likely it will be kaplan. for one they are quite a bit cheaper than the princeton review, by several $1000. so, thinking ahead a bit i will start the paralegal certificate program at university of washington in the fall quarter, and then begin kaplan next fall, after i have completed the uw program and am working as a paralegal. i am so happy i was accepted into the uw program, and i love the fact that they consider this a 5th year program and you must have a b.s. for acceptance. good job. that b.s. did pay off, after all these years.
it has awakened this law bug in me. i've wanted to go to law school for so long, i took a nice long break and found my career in social work and i wouldn't trade it for the world, but law has always been in the back of my mind. in my heart. i feel like the time is right. mr. roll is so supportive. he is encouraging me to go for it it--go to law school. it's only 3 years, and when i complain about my age he tells me i'm going to turn 60 in 8 years and i may as well be an attorney when i do. gosh i love this man. how did i get so lucky.
septic shock really has changed my perspective of things in life. i feel blessed to still be alive. so my motor skills aren't what they used to be, they continue to get better each month. god bless my physical therapist, linda, right here in town--she is a miracle worker. i started seeing linda 4 years ago when i, out of the blue, developed frozen shoulder in my right shoulder, and she got rid of it for me. through the course of working with her she invited me to join her newly formed book club and i did. we've become very close friends and i adore her. i was so afraid of going back to pt, after leaving swedish hospital where the pt came to my room to work with me. it was so hard to walk back then and i fell down all the time. forget doing the stairs--hated them. but linda had again fixed me. on tuesday i actually walked around her building and she pointed out i wasn't grinding my teeth, nor was i clutching my sides and digging my nails into my thighs, all in fear of falling and trying to balance myself. i did it. i'm so excited to go back to pt/ot tomorrow and do it again. i'm also ready to dive back into yoga after several weeks off due to another kidney stone on the right side (the bad side for me and the damaged side.)
oh, and my hair is finally growing back in. finally. finally. it's so thin i'll never be able to pull it into a ponytail again, but i have hair coming coming back in and i am thrilled!!! every time i walk past my wedding picture and i'm standing there next to mr. roll with long curls cascading off my shoulders and mr. roll has a head full of brown hair and his beard. wow, things have changed. now i hardly have any hair (but it's growing back in or at least it's not falling out anymore) and mr. roll lost every hair on his body except his beard from chemo. things change us. illness changes us. but we have loved each other through it all.
i have also had opportunity to rethink my life and what i want to do for the rest of it. mr. roll is fighting cancer. the battle continues for us, as it has for the past 5 years. chemo. oncology appointments. it's a part of our life. after leaving social work i have felt so lost. questioning everything. being thrown into a world called macy's as a senior executive. still trying to understand how that happened, and happy it only lasted 2 years before a lay off was inevitable. for this layoff i can thank septic shock--the only thing i can think to thank it for. after months of thought, journaling, praying, talking, i feel good about my decision to pursue a new career as a paralegal.
of course i was settling for this thinking i am too old for start and finish law school. every one but me seems to think i am not too old. i am now there too--i am not too old. why not do what i want to do? i've been given my life to live and i must live it to the fullest doing what i feel called to do. i am not too old. i am excited to do the paralegal program and i am excited to do the kaplan lsat course after completing it. it's a good thing i love school.
of course it's been a long time since i've been in school. u.c. berkeley seems like a long long long time ago. hopefully it's like riding a bike:)
tonight mr. roll came home from work and since i'd already prepared dinner for mom because she was hungry and wanted pancakes, he suggested he take me out. fun. due to mom living with us and not doing so well we don't get out often, so when we do it's always a fun for us and we take advantage of the freedom of a few hours. i tucked mom into bed for the night and went out to dinner. came back an hour later and she was still in bed and fine. mr. roll says this is preparation for saturday night when we head over to redmond to see foreigner and a led zeppelin tribute band. normally i don't care for tribute bands especially since between the two of us we've seen led zeppelin a half-dozen times, but we love led zeppelin so off we go. mr. roll is going to love saturday night.
i got sidetracked somewhere in there and forgot to mention that the specialist neurologist at uw is running tests with the most likely outcome to be a diagnosis of meniere's disease. i feel like a textbook case for this. it feels surprisingly good to have a name for the strange, unusual, and often times weird symptoms happening in me. now to figure out a course of action for a positive resolution to it being there is no cure. i'm also working on diet to rid myself of ever developing another kidney stone.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

wednesday wantings

mt. rainier from the plateau

the heat wave is back. it's 90+ outside today here on the plateau. that would be the mt. rainier plateau.

today i managed to get my lawn mowed. our home is 109 years old and we have a double lot here in the old historical part of town. thankfully the previous owners had added on a large family room and a master suite to the house so those two improvements have been done. the kitchen is in dire need of a remodel, but now i am so sued to it being so small i like it--less to clean up.
i love to cook and often times find myself in the kitchen creasting something for my family, so a bigger kitchen would be nice, but i like my little space. it's me. it hasn't stopped me at all. just last night while i was making chicken curry for dinner, standing my the sink cutting up the chicken and looking out the window at my apple tree and smiling. there on the tree were hundreds of apples waiting to be picked. so i did. after i put the lid on the chicken i grabbed some bags and went out the back door to pick some apples. i came in and made an apple pie, and this morning i peeled the rest and sprinkled them with lemon juice to freeze until a later time.
the rest of today consists of probably doing at least one load of laundry. then later on mr. roll and i are going to take the dogs and pick blackberries which i may can tonight or tomorrow depending on how warm it is. we don't ave a/c here in western washington so when we get a heat wave we pretty much shut down and we whine.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

tuesday thoughts

chicken curry. can you guess what we're having for dinner?

where is the time going? summer is almost to an end. one more month to go. i love summer and don't look forward to it's ending in the next 4 weeks. fall is all about change for me and i'm not a person that does well with change.

that said . . .

i'm beginning the paralegal program at university of washington in the fall. i've also decided to begin kaplan's lsat study course in preparation of taking the lsat in the fall of 2010. this will put me in hopefully being accepted to law school in fall 2011. talk about change?

i'm also on a mission to declutter my house. i've signed up for flylady and i think i can do this with baby steps. i love the idea of getting a hefty bag and tossing 50 items a day. 50 a day is nothing for me to do. i can do that every morning when i come home from yoga. i'll have this hosue decluttered in no time.

mr. roll is making our living room furniture and in the meantime our living room is becoming a storage room and this must stop. time to toss. toss. toss.

it feels good to have even made this decision to declutter. i did this 3 years ago and it felt so good. how did it get time to do it again? it's a constant work in motion isn't it?

tonights dinner is chicken curry

3 tbsp ghee (clarified butter), or oil
1 small onion, finely chopped 1 stick cinnamon
2 cardamom pods
4 cloves
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 inch piece root ginger, very finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp ground coriander
¾ tsp chilli powder
1 tsp tomato paste
2 skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 chopped tomato
1 tsp. plain yogurt or sour creama
handful of cilantro leaves, chopped

Heat the ghee in a large heavy pan, add the chopped onion and fry till onion is transclucent.
Turn the heat to medium low, add the cinammon, cardamom, cloves and fennel seeds, stir for 5 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for another 5 minutes stirring occasionally to make sure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan. Then add the turmeric, ground coriander and chilli powder and fry gently for a minute. Add the tomato purée and stir in enough hot water to make a sauce. Bring to the boil and simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes. Season with salt.
Heat a little oil in a large heavy frying pan and stir-fry the chicken pieces until they turn white.
Add the chicken and chopped tomato, sour cream/yogurt to the sauce and simmer gently until the meat is soft and succulent.
Sprinkle with the coriander and serve with plain rice and yogurt.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

thursday it is . . .

thunderstorms sweep along western washington. we certainly are hearing them out here on the plateau. so loud that lucy, our rhodesian ridgback, is clinging to mr. roll. all 90lbs of her wants to be cuddled in his lap. she is so funny sometimes. here she is the alpha dog with the other two dogs, but sh is scared to pieces of loud noises. and the sad eyes he can give just breaks your heart. mr. roll took her upstairs to his office where he made her comfy on the futon while he sits at his desk and works on his computer.

i haven't been around for sometime. i spent the weekend on cameo island with girlfriends. it was beautiful. we had a fabulous time out there. we stayed at the state park, the cabins were cheap, right on the water. sitting out on the deck in the evening enjoying the beautiful sunset. enjoying the wine and the company. bbqing. smoking the salmon. fun. fun. fun.

i've been a little disillusioned this week with fellow bloggers. i'm not so much disillusioned with the mama-blogger that seems to have some controversy surrounding her. she is what she is and she chooses what to share and what not to share. and in her defense, certainly blogging is one way to make your life be exactly what you want it to, when in reality it is far from it. unfortunately for mama-blogger the events in her life she was hiding were all public record and someone found them. why did someone go looking? i have no idea but they did and then made blogger world public what they found. not a good refection of either.

what has really bothered me in all this is the fact that the fans/followers of mama-blogger are nasty mean. attacking anyone and everyone that questions the mama blogger. christian? no. no one is allowed an opinion that is different or opposes mama-blogger. no one is allowed to ask where her sick baby is. so where is he? 100's of bloggers are curious as to where he is and if he was left behind, just days after leaving the hospital where he almost died. maybe i should make that allegedly almost died? 100's of bloggers are curious as to what went on while he was in the hospital with the twittering and all as his heart is stopping. a continuim of strange behavior. mama-blogger seems to not hold herself accountable.
uncomfortable al the way around.
got this of my chest.

Monday, August 3, 2009

i got in. . .

today i received my "congratulations" letter from the university of washington telling me i was accepted into the paralegal studies program. school begins on october 1.

i am walking on cloud nine.

cloud nine.

skipping through the clouds.


i don't even recall, at this moment, why i was so worried i wouldn't be accepted. they want me.

they are only taking 60 students into the program. that is their limit. at the informational meeting i attended a few weeks ago they said they have had more applicants this year than ever before and conclude that is because of the economy and layoffs. paralegals are in high demand and the job pays well whether one enters non-profit or high profile offices.

60 students. they also told us that they had already seen 120 applications come through. they were not going to increase the number of students due to the increase in applications. 60 students.

what i really like about this program, at uw, is that it is a 5th year program meaning one must have a bachelor's degree to apply.

now i am having fantasy thoughts enter my mind about maybe actually applying to law school in a couple of years.

am i crazy?

i would be like 60 by the time i finish. nope, i am happy with the paralegal. i want to research and write and this is what i will be doing as a paralegal.

walking on cloud nine.
today i received my letter from the university of washington letting me know i was accepted into the program appiled to. i cannot tell you how excited i am. i got in!!!!!! that degree from u. c. berkeley finally came in handy lol!!!! i am in the program and i start october 1.
walking on clouds.
walking on clouds.
jumping from cloud to cloud.
i don't even have a care in the world to being middlea ged and doing this. it's a fresh beginning for me and i am happy. happy. happy.
happy dance.