It is 9:30am on Saturday and I should be outside staining the repaired trim work P just finished. Instead, I am wallowing in kittens (asleep on my legs), watching FoodTV, trying to let the caffeine and Focalin kick in. Naughty me…
This has been a tough week, workwise. I work for a real estate lawyer (we also do some corporate and quite a bit of estate planning)…LOVE solo practice. We rent space in an old, converted house. A law firm has the first floor, three solo women attorneys (we are one) share the second floor. Early this week, the guy from downstairs came up to tell my boss that he was getting out of his lease and trying to find a smaller, less expensive space. Then, one of our floormates told us she was leaving as of the end of this month…moving to work out of her house to cut down on expenses. The coup de grace was when my boss asked if I could reduce my hours…she and I have been friends for 13 years+, I have worked with her for 5+ years and she was teary-eyed. I have been waiting for this and told her I could figure out a way to make do with 30 hrs/week. We’ll try that, see what happens. But the word among real estate attorneys around here is that we will be hurting for a while yet. Ouch ouch ouch.
On the positive side, P is probably home for another week or so. Rehearsals for Steel Magnolias are going well. The rotted sills and trim on the outside of the house are looking much healthier. My kids are happy, healthy and gainfully employed. A friend is taking a new job, which should mean good things for her work life. The kittens continue to be an overwhelmingly wonderful joy to us. And Buddy (f/k/a Pope) is accepting them as much as a huge 13yo+ brusque male maine coon can accept annoyingly eager balls of color.
Oh, well, duty calls. Time to slip into my jeans and head outside to stain. Happy Saturday, all!
P.S. YIPEE! I didn’t have to Kilz or stain because he still had more building to do. So I have moved back inside to catalogue more of my theater-related books (I am almost up to 300 and I have at least that many more to do). We’re on our way out now to pick up more trim…much more fun!