Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

I'm Alive!!!

Ok Ignorant Redneck (do you still go by that name?) I said I would "try" to write one post a week so here is my first contribution:

Where have I been and why haven't I been keeping up with my blog? Well, long story short, after passing the BAR exam, I got a position as an associate attorney at a small law firm and started to work. And work. And work. I literally was at the office 12-14 hours a day and sometimes Saturdays. My life was consumed with cases and clients. Meaning that if I even had the time or inclination to write a blogpost, all I would have had to talk about would have been, well, cases and clients, with the odd office politics post now and again. Since I have a duty of confidentiality, and there is always the off chance that someone would recognize his case, or a friend's case, on this blog, I figured discretion was the better part and opted not to post at all.

Besides, does anyone really want to read the ins and outs of ERISA or FMLA claims? I didn't think so.

BUT, low and behold, about two weeks after my 31st birthday ;) I discovered that I was expecting. Since the Hubs and I had already been married for over two years I had kind of resigned myself to never having a baby, so needless to say we were both pretty excited! And with the news came dramatic shifts in my priorities.

I gave birth to CT on July 31, 2011. (Maybe I'll do a birth story post next?) I am still working on a few cases from home, which is nice. I really like the clients I have right now, and I intend to maintain a limited practice. I'm thinking adoptions, wills, and maybe some other odds and ends.

And of course, the baby is a wiggly bundle of yummy love! I'm so glad that I don't have to drop him at daycare. We're attached at the... well, it's not called a "hip" in common parlance (!) thanks to the Hubs who works so hard.

Well, that's it for now. I'll post some pictures of baby with the next post.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Abortionist Tiller Shot

Abortionist George Tiller was shot at his Reformed Lutheran church today.

Read the full story here.

Pray that God may have mercy on Tiller's soul, and pray for the man who took God's vengeance into his own hands.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

An Ode to Laner

I had a mission, so simple, so clear . . .
Just make fun of Lane, whom I hold so dear.

I sat at my desk, and I thought and I thought,
But to razz my friend Lane, well it all came to naught.

I have plenty of fodder from the good times we've had,
Or maybe a one-liner about Laner's Dad.

Should I write about things that Lane liked that I found?
Like a pretty blue egg that fell to the ground?

Perhaps I should tell of the hilarity
When we ran through the halls with a stick and a bee?

Now those were the days of unrestrained humor,
The making of jokes and starting of rumors.

Lane must be wondering what's wrong with me now,
As he's currently reading with dark, furrowed brow.

But 'though this poem is very weak . . .
You're the one living on "Gaylord Street!"

Love ya' Laner!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tagged Again!

The rules of this Meme are:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

I was tagged by Dawn from A Helping Hand.

1. I like telling people that I'm a quarter Jewish, just like Harrison Ford.
2. I weighed 165 lbs. one year after I graduated from college.
3. I weighed 118 lbs. my first semester of Law School.
4. I now weigh 135 lbs. :(
5. I only have one pair of pants that fits (not including sweatpants).
6. I really enjoy sweets.

I'm going to tag Ignorant Redneck of Redneck Catholic and that's it, because everyone that I would link to is already linked! IR, help yourself to the mos excellent award in the next post!

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Helping Hand

Dawn from A Helping Hand has given me an award!


This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his/her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values every day.

The rules to follow are :
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person that has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to other 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment.
Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.


I've always been just a wee bit jealous of all the other bloggers with their fancy awards and such . . . so now I have one of my own. Thanks Dawn. I'll post a list of who I would like to award this to shortly, but right now, I'm on the clock!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Homosexual Agenda

Our local newspaper has an editorial today about Prop 8 in California, which is an attempt by the people of California to keep marriage as marriage and not redefine it to include other types of relationships. Since our local newspaper is pretty lefty, the editorial throws in the necessary references to "theocratic bullies" and "homophobic bigots." (Read the whole thing here.) But the main gist of the opinion piece questions the ad campaign of the Prop 8 supporters, which has brought up protection of children as an ancillary issue to this vote.

The author dismisses this tactic, but are the Prop 8 supporters so off base? In Massachusetts, so-called homosexual marriage was also "legalized" by judicial fiat. Have the kids there been affected, and are Californians right to be concerned about their children's safety if they don't stop the redefinition of marriage in their own state? Based on the information contained at this website the answer is emphatically "Yes!" Warning, the information contained at this site is extremely disturbing and I advise you to "click" with caution.

In Massachusetts, parents are not allowed to "opt out" of pro-homosexuality lessons, children in kindergarten are being indoctrinated, instructions about how to perform various sex acts that are really obscene have been disseminated, and teenage boys have been given information sheets about where the gay bars are so they can be picked up by adult predators. Absolutely disgusting. Is there any real doubt that the educrats in California won't be pulling these same stunts if Prop 8 doesn't pass?

Ultimately, the writer of the opinion piece is right. Who wouldn't vote for protecting children?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sarah Palin in Indiana

I went to the Palin rally tonight, but when 8:00 p.m. came my husband, my mom, my sister and her roommate and I were still inching along in traffic. There were cars parked all along the edge of the road and we started seeing people walking back to their cars, which made us nervous . . . finally, a young woman let us know that they were turning people away.



Let me tell you though, the line of cars heading to the rally was LONG! Any estimate of numbers you hear, just add another 10,000 or so for those of us who couldn't make it!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Uneducated Voters . . .surprised?

This is an excerpt from Howard Stern, whom I CANNOT stand, but this bit is pretty funny.



Hat tip:RedState via Thoughts of a Regular Guy

Monday, October 13, 2008

Damning Evidence



Click on picture to enlarge . . .

Mea culpa, but I don't have the link to where I got this from, so I'm sending apologies into the blogosphere. If you think I swiped this from your site, let me know and I'll link back!

UPDATE: Dawn from A Helping Hand has a link to the Memo.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Yesterday . . .

I was telling people regarding my BAR Exam results: If I don't tell you I passed, please don't ask!

Today I am telling people regarding my BAR Exam results: I passed! I passed! I passed! I passed! I passed! ad nauseum ad infinitum . . .

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Coat Hanger Abortion

Lately, I've been seeing the ever-ready-to-be-dusted-off-argument-for-legalized-abortion being taken out of the basement, primarily as a reaction to Gov. Palin. It is the dreaded "rusty coat-hanger" argument.

From now on, here is how that line of "reasoning" will be rebutted by yours truly:

Pro-Abort: "You are such a horrible person! If abortion isn't legal, women will be forced to jeopardize their health with a rusty coat-hanger!"


Me: "You're right. Getting stabbed to death with a rusty coat-hanger would be awful. That will be illegal, too."

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sarah Palin

I gotta say it! I love, Love, LOVE Sarah Palin! I love that she's authentically pro-life, and I really love the way she's got the uber-lib types scrambling! This is fantastic!

One of the best lines? Hugh Hewitt said something to the effect that after failing to diminish her appeal, the media and the Dems have gone back to Mordor to regroup.

On a side note, my hubby said that I look like her . . . now if that's not the sweetest compliment, I don't know what is.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Ten things I'd like to see in action meme . . .

Courtesy of Redneck Catholic (formerly Ignorant Redneck Rants):

10. Kentucky State licensing of me to practice the Law.
9. Derek Jeeter. (I'm not really a baseball/Yankees fan, but . . .Hello, Mr. Jeeter!)
8. A steam cleaner on the area rug in the front room.
7. My honey playing soccer. (He's got skills! Even better than Jeeter!)
6. The end of abortion.
5. Renewal and revitilization of convents.
4. My pregnancy. (Don't get excited! I'm not preggers yet, but it IS on my wish list. Hey, maybe it will help with number 5 . . .)
3. It would be nice if the Republican party could return to it's conservative roots.
2. The kids playing.
And . . .
1. Fr. Klotter bustin' out in the Extraordinary Form!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Long Time No Post Round-up

I haven't posted in a long time, so I thought I'd do a round-up of everything I've been up to in the past few weeks . . .

First and foremost, of course, I got married. The wedding was awesome. We used the Extraordinary Form and it really was beautiful! I wish I had a recording so I could re-listen to it. But of course, I have to put up some pictures.

Here is one where we are saying our vows . . .



And here is a funny one of the wedding party, and one of my nephews, whose presence we were very perturbed by . . .




I also attended The Church Teaches Forum, and was fortunate enough to get a photo with Cardinal Arinze!




When I was introduced to His Eminence by Mom, and appropriately kissed his ring (ahem, IR, or should I say RC?)I asked for a picture and he said, "Okay, but not by yourself." Which was fine by me, but I wasn't sure what the caveat was for . . . Mom said that it could be scandalous for the Cardinal to have a picture with a young woman by herself, or it could be used for scandalous purposes, which I think is pretty respectable. The man in the picture is Pat Monaghan, who practices International Law with the ACLJ, I think, so not bad company!


Some of you may be thinking to yourselves, "Isn't this girl supposed to be studying for the Bar Exam?" The answer is "Yes!" The following is a little overview of what I have been doing instead . . .

putting up pot racks . . .


painting . . .



and hanging pictures . . .


Emphatically NOT studying. Heaven help me! Please say a prayer that I will be dedicated to memorizing the Rule of Law over the next few days, and maybe that the rules I memorize are the ones we're tested on!

Friday, June 13, 2008

June 14, 2008

I'm getting married at 10:00 a.m. I wonder if I'll sleep tonight?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I've been tagged!

IR at Ignorant Redneck Rants has tagged me with a meme:

Rules:
Answer the questions.
Tag 3.5 other blogs.

!-- Would you rather give up ice cream, or Pizza? I'm sorry, I didn't hear you . . .
@--Which season would you eliminate? The end of Fall, all of Winter, and the beginning of Spring.
#--You're stuck on a desert island, would you rather have your best friend with you, or cable television? Is this a redundant question?
$--would you rather be a bird, or a fish? Cardinal Bird
%--Which song would you ban from wedding receptions? Any song with words.
^--You have 5,000 dollars to spend in one store, where do you go? Home Depot. I'm in the process of making my fiance's house less of a bachelor pad!
&--You get to have one president of the US as a drinking buddy. Who do you pick? Hmmm. Tough one. I'd have to go with Reagan. He'd bring jelly beans!

But I can't tag 3.5 other blogs . . .I can't count that high! ;)