Happy Monday everyone! Or, as my bootcamp instructor always says, “TGIM! We shouldn’t spend 1/7 of our life dreading Mondays!” Sorry I missed our Friday coffee date, but I’m soooo glad we were able to get together today instead.
If we were having coffee this afternoon, I’d tell you that work is busy and is only going to get busier over the next few weeks. In one of my cases, we got an order about a week and a half ago that the case is actually going to trial the week of May 5. That has set off a flurry of frantic trial prep as we work on pre-trial filings. I filed evidentiary motions on Friday, deposition designations (i.e. parts of depositions that are going to be read at trial) are due today, jury instructions next week, etc. And that doesn’t include developing trial themes, planning out direct and cross examinations, opening statement, closing argument, etc. It’s going to be a busy few weeks!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that my parents visited this past weekend and my dad and Albert finally built the kids’ playhouse that has been sitting in our shed for longer than I care to mention! J and N are thrilled with it. Especially N — she’s such a domestic little thing.
We had a beautiful day on Saturday, so my mom and I took the kids over to Kauffman Memorial Gardens here in Kansas City to look at the fountains and the flowers.
And yes, that is J with my camera up there. He loves taking pictures with it, and actually isn’t half bad. Who knows, maybe this will be his thing.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I pre-ordered the new Colette knits reference book and new patterns. They arrived on Saturday, even though the patterns don’t officially release until tomorrow — yay for preorders! Frankly, I was surprised to see them show up so far in advance of the release date, but whatevs. I certainly wasn’t going to argue!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’m in denial that tomorrow is tax day. My federal tax liability more than tripled when I became a partner (and no, the salary did not go up enough to compensate), so in my opinion, April 15, June 15, September 15, and January 15 are pretty much the worst days of the year.
If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?