Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Baby it's cold outside....

O.k. well it's not really cold here, not even cool. Even by my standards high 70s/ low 80s is not cool. And considering that the neighbors across the way already have their Christmas tree up, it's a little bizarre.

We're leaving tomorrow a.m. for Kansas City, and apparently there's talk of snow. This is slightly problematic as I do not own a coat. So tonight, I am forced to try to find something suitable. I have lived here long enough now that temperatures under 75 send me looking for a sweater.

M. has been in trial all day and is pissed because he has a million things to do before we leave, and is upset because he's going to have to bring a ton of work with him on the trip. I have due diligence work* on a stock purchase deal to bring with me and a 60+ page employee benefit plan document to draft. So it looks like we'll be having a gigantic box of documents travelling with us and two laptops. How festive... He wants to cancel the trip, but we have only been there once in a year (for a funeral), and his mother would FLIP the fuck out if we did.

This is the woman who demanded, the first year we were married, for us to be at her house for Christmas day. Mind you, she's Jewish. My family is Southern Baptist and about 40 people were coming over for Christmas dinner. But we went to Kansas City instead of Dallas, and had Chrisnukah and sat around the "Hannukah bush" opening presents. I love her - a lot, but she is difficult at times.

His follow up S/A is the monday after Thanksgiving, so the doctor told us to be sure that M. "enjoys Thanksgiving... a grrreeeat deal." (nudge nudge, wink wink) If you hear of two attorneys being arrested for getting it on in a teeny tiny rental car, someone come please bail us out. Because well, that would be bad m'kay...

Happy thanksgiving to all of you. While we may not have our health or wealth or just the barest remnants of sanity left - we still have a lot this year to be thankful for. We have love. We have a roof over our heads, and food (the more chocolate the better) in our poochy non-pregnant bellies. We have wit and snarkiness, and the best of all - we have the support of many other half crazed cranky amazing women who are going through what we are.

Thank you, each of you, for reminding me that the support and love of friends and total strangers is definitely something to be thankful for this year.

* Due diligence work, for those of you who are not familiar - essentially entails looking for a needle in a hay stack. It consists of going through boxes of documents and identifying any "potential issues" - like I know what those are. While it's great for the billable hour requirements, it's shit work, and is usually only assigned to the most junior associates (i.e. me). So how multi-million dollar deals rest on our shoulders is beyond me, but then again - a lot of things are.


At 8:35 PM, Blogger Toni said...

Thankful for you too kiddo!

Have a great time in KC and make sure you have fun a lot :) Get back at the MIL - do it in her house :)

At 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm jealous of you for not owning a coat. I hate winter. Have a happy Thanksgiving, and do yourselves a favor -- try to rent a car without a stick shift. I'm just saying.



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