10.31.2008

Well, things have been busy. I'm back from Rome, which was a lot of fun. Saw a few too many church ceilings, but also managed to take in a cooking class, and plenty of good food and wine. The travel was a little tough; all of the sitting on the planes roughed up the back a fair bit, but it feels like things are starting to work themselves out. Mom and I stayed at a convent in the middle of Rome; a great location, but it felt like we were at a convent. Giant fire bells would go off at 8am every day. Time for breakfast. And the front door was locked at midnight, so there was this impression that we would turn into pumpkins if we stayed out too late. Our travels were disrupted a bit by a political riot, which was interesting. Oh, and we saw lots of old things.

No word on the job hunt yet. My days back in south bend have been full of trying to get the house cleaned up and trying to get all of my stuff out of the house. Oh, and the whole school thing. It's been a bit hectic. The clerkship interviews in Denver seemed to go well; I should hear back from both of the judges by Thanksgiving. Keep your fingers crossed.