Saturday, June 16, 2012

Blog Hiatus

Hello faithful readers!

It turns out that studying for the California Bar Exam is about as time consuming and stressful as everyone says it is.

To give you a feel for it, I reviewed Criminal Procedure today. (Think Miranda Rights, Double Jeopardy, "I plead the 5th.") The four unit course was stripped to a three hour lecture. After watching the lecture, I spent the afternoon doing practice problems and cramming as much as I could into my already saturated brain.

And that was it for Crim Pro. According to my online course's syllabus, I will not be hitting this topic again all summer. And so it will go all summer, I'll hit a massive subject, like Crim Pro, for anywhere from one to three days before moving on to the next massive subject. Then, I'll have two weeks to review everything before I take the test. Yikes!

I really have enjoyed my little blogging hobby, but studying has made me realize just how many priorities I have that come before Scattered Snippets... sleeping, hanging out with friends, eating well, grocery shopping, exercising, spending time with my husband, calling my family, keeping my apartment clean, sitting and doing nothing, church, playing the piano, small group, to name just a few!

I may put up a couple posts over the next six weeks, but I very well may not. Either way, I'll be back in August.

I'll leave you with a picture. Studying makes me feel like this guy. But, slow and steady wins the race, right?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Cute Kids on Catalina Island

Every June, my husband's work has their regional conference on Catalina Island, and I get to go! This weekend was the third time that we've gone and I realized that it's turning into an annual highlight. The best parts are as follows:
  1. The food. The chef at the camp has taken "camp food" from barely palatable to delectable. BBQ brisket, Caprese salad, 1000 calorie cinnamon rolls... oh my.
  2. The content. It's always encouraging and amazing to hear about what God is doing at college campuses throughout Southern California and to get a sneak peak into what might be coming in the future.
  3. The people. Michael's coworkers are a big, unruly bunch of truly amazing people, and mixed in the bunch are some of my dearest friends. It's a blast to spend a couple of days with them on an island every year. And many of these people have cute kids. I brought my camera, but only pulled it out for about an hour of the weekend, but I was delighted with the adorableness that my camera caught. Enjoy!

Just realized that these two sweet kids were in this post last year!

Maybe if the legal career doesn't pan out, I'll become a child photographer. No, some things are better as hobbies.

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