Never would I ever have thought that one of those "lifesavers" in my life would be anything close to this contraption:
Hope you all have a wonderful afternoon and that you are able to "take a load off" when your day is over...like I'm going to!
Friday, January 15, 2010
There's nothing better than a quiet evening at home curled up on the couch with good book, right? I think so! But, how about a quiet FRIDAY NIGHT at home curled up on the couch with THIS:
If you can't read the title of the book, it is EMPLOYMENT LAW. Doesn't the title just make you tingle from your head to your toes??? ;-) Yes folks, its Friday night and I am trying my hardest to prepare for my SATURDAY MORNING Workplace Ethics class tomorrow. The first part of the semester focuses on...drumroll please...EMPLOYMENT LAW! WEEEEEEE!!!! Now, don't get me wrong, I'm sure employment law really is fascinating, but what do you do if you don't even understand a large amount of the words in the book?! How about the phrase "writ of mandamus"? If you know that one off the top of your head (attorneys excluded!), then my hats off to you! Luckily, I have a father, mother, and brother who are all attorneys, and I have already soliticed their advice on the best way to navigate this book! My father's first suggestion was to purchase a copy of "Black's Law Dictionary." He said if I couldn't find a used one at the bookstore, that he would just mail me the one my grandfather used when he was in law school...in 1936! It might a be a little musty, but it would pretty neat to use your grandfather's law dictionary from 1936, wouldn't it? I think I am just going to just pray that the teacher will have mercy on us poor students tomorrow and tell us that she is going to spoon feed us every bit of employment law that we need to know! Just kidding! Well....kind of. ;-)
So, my friends, that is how I am spending this Friday night in the nation's capitol. Just me and my trusty copy of Employment Law! I know, you're jealous and you wish you could be me right this second. ;-)
Whatever you may be doing (employment law or otherwise!) I hope you are having a wonderful Friday night!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Does anyone out there remember me?? If you don't, I understand why! I have been the WORST blogger of all bloggers since my Christmas break began over a month ago! You would think that I would blogged daily with all the free time I had on my hands while I was home, but I sure didn't. I spent every minute of wonderful time in Alabama enjoying being with my family, visiting friends, reading and watching tv on the screened porch, and sleeping VERY late almost every day! I was never a late sleeper until I began my new life in DC. I think the combination of nanny by day and student by night has caused me to crave every minute of sleep I can get! Needless to say, I caught up on more than my share while I was home!
My family and I had a truly wonderful Christmas and I was so blessed to be able to spend almost two weeks in Monroeville! After being home for almost two weeks, it was definitely very hard to return to life in the big city. While I missed my friends here and my little chickens (Gretchen, Lucy, and Erin), getting back into the swing of daily life was a little tough the first few days! I have my first night of class tomorrow and I already had to write a paper...before class even started! Isn't it amazing the way email has changed the way school works?! I am looking forward to seeing my classmates that I became friends with last semester and meeting my new professor. My other class is on....SATURDAY MORNING! OUCH! It is from 9AM-12PM, so I guess it could be worse. I'm actually glad that something will be forcing me to get my lazy self out of bed on Saturday mornings! ;-)
I wish that I had lots of fun pictures to share with you from the holidays, but I took not one single pic the entire time I was home. But, Santa did bring me one of these: