Archive for August, 2008

Happy Game Day!

Who's excited about football season?  I AM!  Yippee!  I have the perfect dress, which I'm planning on wearing to every game until we lose or it (hope against hope) gets too cold.  I think I know where my black rainbows are, but if I can't find them, I'll have to get some more.  Hah. 

So yesterday Britt and I had someone come clean our house for the first time since we moved in a year ago.  Obviously, we've been cleaning the house, but we haven't had anyone else clean it.  I really think it was the best money I've ever spent.  My goal in life is to make enough money where I don't have to clean my own house.  Not because I think house cleaning is really so terrible, but mostly because I LOVE having a really clean house and I really kind of suck at cleaning.  I'm sort of a messy person, basically the things that belong in my closet don't normally reside in my closet.  I have two rooms in our house, my bed room and a little sitting room.  Most of the stuff that should reside in my closet resides in my sitting room, on the couch, on top of the dresser (not in it), in bags on the floor.  Because I'm terrible about unpacking things.  So really my sitting room is like a big closet.  But yesterday I put everything back into my closets yesterday so the lady could clean, and I washed my sheets and now our house looks awesome.  She accomplished in just over two hours by herself what it would have taken britt and me all day long to accomplish.  I was impressed.  Plus I liked her. 

The only thing left to do to put my life in order is to wash my dirtball dog (who by the way, says hey) and water my ferns.  And figure out what I'm suppose to be doing in my job, which by the way, I really like so far.  I love my office, I love the other lawyers, I love the support staff, I love the little coke fountain machine and the new stapler I just got that happens to be the exact same color as my new sigg coffee mug.  I'm very pleased with things so far.  My only complaint is that you can see my feet under my desk and as such can tell when I've taken my shoes off, which is basically, all the time.  Luckily only people who work here come in my office. 

I ordered Briscoe a new bed from Orvis, so hopefully that should be coming in today, and I can give her a bath and let her bask in the awesomeness that is orvis. 

Since hurricane Fay dropped part of the atlantic ocean and most of the gulf of mexico in our lovely state this past week, the mosquitoes have staged a TAKE BACK THE YARD party.  I was outside for two minutes with Briscoe this morning and I have a HUGE bite on the back of my calf.  Hopefully the skeeter man will come by soon with his truck of pesticides and save us all from the west nile virus. 

OH!  And Maggie is in town!  Hooray!  I love Maggie.  We are going to dinner tonight. 

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Rain Rain go away

I'm tired of hurricane Fay.  I like it when it rains, and I enjoy weather in general.  But it's been cloudy since thursday and raining since yesterday morning.  It is suppose to continue raining until wednesday.  Blah.  I drove through some terrible rain today.  I can't remember the last time I was in such torrential downpour weather.  I-20 was a river.  It was no fun.  I'm glad to be home. 

It was a wonderful weekend, Katie was a beautiful bride and I got to see a lot of old friends.  Jessica and Jamie have an amazing house and Birmingham is a cool town.  I felt like I was in the mountains all weekend.  I wish it wasn't such a long drive to get to so many great friends.  But I guess you can't be close to everyone. 

Tomorrow is my second Monday at my new job.  I'm excited.  I have a lot of things to work on and I'm looking forward to getting settled.  I'm going to try to go to sleep early tonight and wake up early in the morning.  I went shopping on Friday and got some new work clothes.  I hate shopping for work clothes, but I love waking up every morning and having clothes to wear that I like.  There is nothing exciting about anything I bought, but I'll be glad about it in the morning. 

Hurricanes cause me to become obsessed with the weather channel.  Even more so than usual. 

Whose excited about football season!  I AM!  YAYAYAYAYAYAY!  Can't wait.  I need to get some sleep this week and get ready. 

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I love having my nails painted red. Love it. I think part of is that the upkeep on red nail polish is way more time consuming than I am capable ofhandling on a regular basis – so when I do bother to paint them – it makes my day. I don’t enjoy having my nails ‘done’ because I hate having other people pick at me(I don’t trust others with my hang nails) – and I secretly like painting my own nails. I’m actually sort of good at it. But I’m shockly ocd about the painting (I’m always disappointed by manicurist paint jobs) and I have to have plenty of time to get it right. But when I do get it right – I am completely happy everytime I look at my hands. It makes driving a pleasure. At least until it starts to chip.I made the time tonight. My hands and toes are both looking pretty happy right now.

It’s the little things in life.

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Good Morning!

Once again, I have been a bad blogger. Taking the bar and finishing up work ended up being a little more stressful that I anticipated.  After the bar I went to the beach for a few days, then came back and worked my last week at the courthouse.  Then I went to the mountains with my family for a week.  It was so much fun.  Briscoe had a blast.  I watched a lot of olympics, went on some really pretty hikes, took briscoe on long walks down gravel roads (I love gravel roads), drank champagne on a ridgeline meadow, watched the moon wax and venus move across the sky each night, trespassed in some fabulous gardens at dusk, watched the valley fill with clouds from the bottom up until the mountains were entirely hidden behind a wall of smokey clouds, consumed a great deal of butter milk pie and enjoyed quite a few bottles of wine.  It was exactly what I needed to regroup and refresh. 

On Monday I started my new job, which is exciting and fun.  I'm still getting settled and finding a groove, but I think I'm going to really enjoy it.  I like the people I'm working with and the location and the subject matter and I believe this to be a good start.  I have a new travel coffee mug – it's blue and I love it.  Last night I had my first junior league meeting, which I have to say I was sort of dreading but which was fun and nice, although a little long after a full day of work. 

I'm a reader in a wedding this weekend, which should be fun, I'll get to see some good old friends.  Then next weekend football starts!! Yippee!  I'm so excited. 

Okay, I'm going to go try to learn how to do my new job – hopefully when I get more settled into life I'll be better about keeping you updated. 

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