I know it has been forever... I'm so busy at work, and I don't have internet at the apartment I'm renting, so it's hard to find time to write. Which sucks, because it's so therapeutic for me.
But the summer is just FLYING by! I'll be finished working at Sidley on Friday, and it's crazy how fast these five weeks went by. I really really like this firm. It's a group of very cool people... especially considering we're all scientists and engineers. You really can't imagine how hard it is to find a patent lawyer who is capable of carrying on a conversation. We're just a fairly dorky/awkward bunch, and it's SO nice to be around fun, young, attorneys who have their crap together but know how to have a good time. :) I AM fairly certain I dashed everyone's hopes, though, with my no drinking. Generally firms do a LOT of happy hours to socialize with the summer associates. But since I'm the only one, and I don't drink, we really didn't do a lot of that. So I'm the reason there wasn't an exorbitant amount of free alcohol for all the other attorneys. Wouldn't YOU be a little pissed at me? :) Oh well... I'm fun anyway.
It has been a surreal experience living without Micah. I've never lived by myself before, and I think it's a good experience for me to have. In some ways, it's nice coming home and having no responsibilities to clean or cook. If I want, I can sit on the couch and watch "Sex and the City" all night long. I sometimes do! But, man, for the most part... it's not fun at all. I enjoy being with Micah... even if we're just sitting next to each other and watching t.v. He's connected to my happiness in so many ways that it's a little disconcerting to be without him. Plus, it's always in the back of my mind that he's stuck in a city he doesn't like without his wife, who made a vow to take care of him. And here I am, back home around my family and friends, trying new restaurants and spending every night doing SOMETHING. It's just a crappy situation. But God's got us taken care of, and I know it's good for our relationship to be able to handle this situation. It's just SO not fun. :)
On another, completely unrelated note, God is really working on me... in a good way. I've started reading a seasonal bible, which is basically a way to read through the entire bible in a year. It's exciting to dive into the Word again on a consistent basis. It always puts my life in the most appropriate perspective.
Anyway... I'm here. Alive. Life's just hectic. I'm actually grabbing sushi tonight with some girls from work and super excited about it! What IS it with me and sushi lately? It's all I can think about!