Over the past few weeks, people have been wondering if The Frolicking Fells are still frolicking.
I’m not sure if the word “frolicking” is the best term to use, given the amount of activity that’s been going on in our lives since the last update in October. Perhaps “frenzied” or “frenetic” is a more apt description of our lives over the past few months? We’ve had a very busy few months!
In any case, all three of us are still alive and well. The reason for the lack of inactivity on the blog isn’t due to tragedy or a lack of interest in writing, but rather due to a straight up lack of time. I love writing, and now that law school is finally over, I now have the free time to engage in some freelance sports journalism. This past fall, I wrote regularly about the Cleveland Browns for Football Nation. Once college basketball season tipped off, I covered the Cleveland State Vikings for Hoopville. I couldn’t get into the games for free anymore because I graduated, so the media pass was a blessing! If I had maintained a regular blogging schedule on here as well, I would literally been writing from the moment I got home from work until bedtime. That wouldn’t leave much time for frolicking, now would it?
Anyhow, life’s been great in many ways, although we’ve had some really challenging and difficult things going on too. Rest assured, I’m not being intentionally vague here, and many of the difficulties will be elaborated upon in future posts. All in all, though, God has been very good to us, and we are very blessed.
Much has happened since our last update! Here’s a quick breakdown:
–Passed the Ohio Bar and was admitted to practice law in Ohio
–Handled his first-ever cases in court!
–Lost almost 20 pounds! (There will be a whole post on this.)
–Was hired as an Adjunct Faculty member of the Cuyahoga Community Department of Paralegal Studies and taught Probate Law
–Worked as the Interim Director of the Scranton Road Ministries CDC Youth Jobs Partnership Program
–Planned a highly successful benefit for Scranton Road Ministries CDC
–Began developing and planning a new, innovative, and exciting nonprofit legal clinic from scratch
–Discovered her love of making crafts and has filled every room of The Lovenest with beautiful handmade art
–Spent a month eating a vegetarian diet and learned how to cook a variety of main dishes and desserts (yes, you read that right) with tofu
–Read the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy
–Learned how to get along with other dogs at the local dog park
–Conquered his gluten allergy (for the most part) and has been relatively healthy over the past few months
We’ve also gone on a few trips, including a much-needed cruise in March, a quick trip to Amish Country in November (thanks to your votes!), and a few trips to visit Sheila’s family in the DC area.
Now that football and basketball are on hiatus for the summer, hopefully we’ll have more time to post. Thanks for your interest in us, and we hope that your summers are starting off well!