I just returned from a fantastic week in Seattle with my sister. I love my sister, and I can't even begin to explain how much I wish we lived closer to each other so we could spend more time together. Someday I hope we can.
When I arrived in Seattle my mom was there visiting too, so we got to have several really fun (and for me much-needed!) girls' days together. We went to lunch and happy hour. We took walks. They even took me to start trying on wedding dresses! I was actually sort of nervous about it, because I am generally not very good at shopping and I was concerned about my stamina for trying on lots of complicated dresses and standing up all day. But my mom and sister did everything they could to make it easy for me and I actually surprised myself. It was really fun and exciting and made the wedding seem even more real! (Holy crap, I'm getting married!) We were also very silly and we laughed harder than I can remember laughing in a long, long time.
Then, because we had so much fun when my sister and her boyfriend came to Boulder to visit us, APL came to Seattle for the weekend so the four of us could hang out together. We walked around Pike's Place Market and the Space Needle downtown, though that walk took a bit of a toll on me. We spent the afternoon picnicking and swimming in the lake. We watched the World Cup Finals. We drank local beer and generally just really enjoyed ourselves. The visit was too short!! And I already miss my sister!!
As always after travel, I felt really quite beat up yesterday. (Though I did go to pilates anyways!) I am worn out from having such a good and exciting week in Seattle and I know I need to rest. But for some reason I can't seem to sleep. Right now it's 6:00am and I have been awake since 3:30am. It seems almost impossible to be so exhausted and not be able to sleep, but it's happening to me at this moment. And I'm not sure how to fix this problem, because if I sleep during the day today I won't be able to fall asleep tonight.
But, law school is over and class for my Masters doesn't start until the end of August. I've got a research project to work on, but I don't have any immediately pending deadlines. I guess I've got some time to try to figure my sleep problem out.