Category Archives: Good News

New Blog Project

Don’t worry – I’m still blogging here, telling you a little bit about law-school-wife-ism and a lot about random happenings in my life.

But, since my own life isn’t quite interesting enough for me, I’ve decided to take over the social life of one of my dearest friends. Starting with an idea from Abbey ‘s sister-in-law, we have convinced my friend L to go on her own dating odyessey, to find a few good men, but ultimately to provide us with amusement and maybe lead to some good things happening in her life.

So, betake yourselves, and your suggestions to our new site: the 27 Suit{or}s project. And comment and such, because L is worried that she’s going to be alone for the rest of her life. 😉

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Update: Success

Good morning! Sorry I didn’t let y’all know anything yesterday, but my phone died, despite the fact that I was not using it (or at least only stealthily using it at the hospital, because Ducks’ grandparents disapprove of smartphones).

Anyway, though, THANK YOU for all your thoughts and prayers. The surgery was very successful and she is doing well. She will be resting in the hospital today and may even get to go home, depending on how everything looks when the doctor checks on her.

One thing that I loved and thought you guys might like is this: I think I mentioned how much my mother in law likes working out and how she goes to this summer boot camp. Well, yesterday morning when she was going into surgery, 30 of her friends from the camp each turned on their videos and did her favorite workout, so they could think of her and support her  during the surgery. So, nationwide, there were all these people exercising! 🙂 Pretty sure that if I was having surgery, I would have asked you all to turn on Pride and Prejudice and eat some cookies and cream ice cream, but that’s just another example of the excellence that is my mother-in-law.

Hope you all have a GREAT day! 😀

Thanks! (Follow up to “Meeting the Partners”)

You guys are all so sweet – your comments meant a lot and definitely bolstered up the confidence level before going in to the party. 😉

Which, was good. I met two people there who grew up within 10 miles from me, and whom I had never seen before in my life. That’s one thing that’s crazy about living in a small town. Everything is insular. Here in our big city, we have friends who live all over – and we go all over the city. In the town where I grew up, we have our own grocery store and such (no Walmart or Target or anything like that, though), our own school, our own church, and we just don’t mingle a lot with other neighboring towns. The guys I talked to sounded like they were a bit wilder than I was in high school (also older than me), and they said they couldn’t even come over to my hometown for parties and stuff because the guys from our town would get mad about other guys coming in (I suppose to poach from our small pool of dateable girls).

Only one woman talked to me the whole evening. I found that to be really odd. I take that back – actually, I asked the hostess, “Can I help with anything?” and she said, “I’ll let you know.” So, two women. The other woman whom I talked with was very nice, though. I just thought it was odd that girls weren’t mixing and mingling.

I met someone who is famous by association! Ducks and I were talking about baseball to this one associate from the firm and he said he went up to a Rangers game recently, but he was cheering on the other team. Well, of course, Ducks wanted to know why someone would cheer for one of those far-away northern teams when we do have a Pennant-winning team RIGHT HERE (sorry, just had to throw that in – he didn’t actually say it like that. He’s much more polite and diplomatic than my thoughts are). Anyway, the guy says, “Well, my stepbrother plays for them.” It turns out that his stepbrother is this  guy! We were really excited because he actually like him a lot (as a baseball player).

We also discovered, speaking of the Rangers, that Ducks is going to LOVE working at this firm, because the partners allow everyone to audio-stream Rangers games during the workday if they are so inclined. This is exactly the kind of baseball lovers’ paradise that he belongs in.

Anyway, so the evening went very well. Also, turns out that my dress fit right in. Almost all the women were wearing bright dresses of some sort and the fun design fit in with the Fiesta theme. I wish I could have taken some pictures while we were there, but I thought that might have been frowned upon.

Oh, and PS, everybody go send some congratulations in the direction of New Teacher, New Wife. She’s having a stellar week with tons of good news!

Greener Grass?

Thanks, everyone, for all the good wishes regarding the interview. He got it! I am a PROUD, PROUD wife! 🙂

The very, very nicest thing about this will be – having a normal life this summer. With his other job, he did a lot of driving and a lot of travelling. Now, with the internship, he’ll have a normal drive and normal work hours. So, we’ll be able to stay up a little later, have more fun and have a better-rounded life.

In other news, today is the official last day of my break. And I’ve come to the following conclusion. I would be AWESOME at being a stay-at-home wife. Seriously, people. During this five-day period, I’ve not watched a single episode of Ellen or Oprah. I’ve barely watched TV at all. I’ve done chores, packed lunches, ironed clothes, shopped (or more accurately, looked) for things for my house, etc., etc.

I would be wonderful at doing this all the time. I have heard people at both my jobs and in my professional life saying, “I could never stay at home; I’d be so bored.” I would absolutely not feel like that. I didn’t even read this week (except for at the gym), as per my Lenten resolution. Instead, I was productive and rested and unstressed and blissful.

Productive things I did this week:

– Volunteer hours

– Furniture shopping

– Cleaning

– Taking things to dry cleaners

– Finally framing some pictures in the collage frame that Ducks gave me for our first anniversary

– Ordering my new holiday organization bins

– Taking notes for my book

And more. 🙂

Maybe if it were for more than five days, I’d feel differently. I do love my job and working in public relations. I just love doing my own thing more. This is probably the first time since my junior year of college that I’ve had any chance at peaceful productivity. And it was beautiful. But, maybe it’s just that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence?

As a law school wife, obviously I’m not going to be spending an extended period of time on the other side of aforesaid fence anytime soon. Instead, I’ll just focus on saving money, paying off the mortgage and paying off law school loans. And….THEN….in the future, we’ll see what happens.

Breaking Up is Easy to Do (when it’s the semester we’re talking about)

Ha – thanks everyone for the advice on the towels – I’ll have to take a pic when I get them back. Still trying to decide on a color. Which is how much of a spoiled brat I am. My most pressing life issue is assuredly what would be categorized as either a “white girl problem” or a “first world problem,” whichever category you want to go with. But, a-n-y-w-a-y, your advice was still crucial to my day.

And now, friends, please welcome to the blog….

SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(I searched for an appropriate graphic to include here, but apparently googling the word spring break has become an invitation to soft-porn-land, so that didn’t work out. We’re definitely going nowhere that includes wet t-shirt contests, so really not applicable.)

I am so happy for this week to have finally gotten here. We’re not doing anything really, not going here

or here…

or here

But I don’t care. I didn’t want to go ANYWHERE. I just wanted a break! I’m not even going to be off the whole week (taking off Wednesday forward), but that’s okay.

Ducks not having school means:

– No Sunday rush to pack lunches for the week and prep dinners

– No hurry to go to the grocery store

– FINALLY having time to buy a bed, get him new glasses, get our garage door fixed and a hundred other things that have been on hold

– Being able to socialize. The past month or so has been socially limited for us, because he’s been so busy with a brief, midterms, etc. And it’s been making me really crabby, or as I told Abbey, in midlife crisis mode. I should probably expound on this later, as it’s part of the whole being super spoiled thing too….I’ll blog about that on one of my DAYS OFF this week! Anyway though, last night we went to Dave and Buster’s with some law school friends and it was just so nice to hang out together and go out with friends without having to worry about what he had due or what time we needed to go to bed (Ducks is a stickler for going to bed early on school nights). It was like being young again!

– Not cleaning my house. Usually I spend one day during the weekend getting everything cleaned up, taking care of laundry, etc., and I’m not doing any of that this week – bahahahahha! 😉   Actually, I’ll still have to do it, but it won’t be rushed.

So, can you tell I’m excited?! What are your plans if your school’s are on break too? Or, when’s your next break coming up?

(all photos are from Internet sources and are linked back to those sources as attribution)

Long-awaited update

What have I been doing since last time we chatted?

Well, first, I got a promotion! Why, yes, I am a PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR now, thank you for asking. 😉  I’m still with the same company, but taking on my responsibilities, which is really cool.

Then, I watched my favorite basketball team get annihilated by this crazy mythical bird thing:

Then, I watched this movie in honor of MLK Day.

And, ohmigod, you guys, did I mention that I went to THIS show??

(Which, by the way, was super-super-super cute and if it comes to your city, please go see it. I laughed the entire time.)

And, besides that I’ve been reading a lot. I’m keeping a list of all the books I read in 2011. I will TRY (emphasis on TRY) to give you all a list and my recommendations at the end of each month. But, so far, among other things, I’ve gotten addicted to this series:

Let’s see….what else? I’ve done about 17 million JL things already in 2011, and still have eleventy-billion more to go. (this is not interesting enough to merit a picture).

I learned a new dice game at my friend K-Sizzle’s game night. This brings my total of dice games to two. The other is Yahtzee.  And I’m thinking about starting a game night club to complement the book club.

Ahhh….I know ….best thing ever – I finally got my computer! FINALLY! It’s giant, though. I thought I was getting the same size as Ducks has, but I accidentally ordered one that’s bigger. It’s actually a really good size for watching videos, but may end up being really heavy to carry around. I guess it’s a good thing that I am so busy I barely have time to look at the computer, much less get all cozy with my new laptop in a coffee shop somewhere.

So, anyway, there’s my life update. I promise to be a better commenter/blog reader in the near future. Pinky swear! 🙂

WE WON!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who clicked over to Holy Turf on my behalf! We (meaning you guys and myself!) won the tickets to the football game next weekend!

Y’all are such awesome blog friends and I am just so excited about this. Now, I just need to find a “date” for the game because Ducks is already anticipating being snowed under and not being able to attend. Anyone up for a weekend in Central Texas? 😉

Seriously, though, I appreciate you all so much – it’s such a pleasure to get to know you and learn about your lives. I find myself just itching to blog and becoming still more addicted to Twitter so that I can converse with all of you. You rock! 🙂

Now, let’s all cross our fingers for a win over an orange team this weekend and a maroon one next weekend! 🙂

THANK YOU!

Oh, also, I hope that you won’t stop visiting Holy Turf now that the contest is over! They have really great content for Big 12 and SEC fans and lots of fun information, whether you’re a die-hard stats and analysis lover, or someone looking for a great game day recipe.