Thank you

Thanks and a funny Monkey moment!

Thanks to everyone for your responses to the job entry! It was mana from heaven kind of stuff, and now is looking like I may be able to move into an associate position, or share office space with everyone there once I am licensed here. So, I will be full fleged lawyer mom with kid friendly schedule yet able to practice law. It is indeed miraculous.

The blob is well, and approaching three months so pretty much looks like a tiny baby, our next well baby visit is Tuesday, and I will bring pics to the reception for viewing.

A funny Monkey moment:

At dinner two nights ago Monkey ordered her usual chicken and french fries. She ate the chicken but not the french fries. Then she turned to her father and I and said “You know why I am not going to eat my french fries?” We responded “No Monkey, why aren’t you going to eat your french fries?” “Because Chicken is healthier than french fries, it is full of the protein and vitamins I need to grow big and strong.” Then she picked up another piece of chicken and began eating. Lee was eventually able to close his mouth. I was eventually able to stop laughing.

See!! They LISTEN!!! It may be years before they indicate to you that they do, but they LISTEN!!

Your Denver Girl, in a Jersey World.

I turn on a dime…

I got a job!!!

Yes!! No more cottage industry for me!! I am working for a lawyer!! I get to do legal research and complaint drafting and case analysis and everything! She is going to help me get my license out here, and then she is going to start sending me to court when cases go that far because she hates it!! I am soooo happy!! Ellen connected her to me today and I interviewed with her tonight!!

She handles mainly legal malpractice, but has other cases as well. I start tomorrow!!
My first job as a lawyer!!

Oooh. The best part. The office houses three attorneys, all of whom are moms. They work mom hours, bring their kids in when they need to, work from home when they need to. They have a conference room that has a dvd player, and cable, a microwave, and mini fridge so the kids can relax with a movie while the moms work. I can work as many hours as I wish and this lawmom haven is only 20 minutes away!! She even has nigh unlimited westlaw, so I can research from the office or home, instead of in the library!! I can even work after the baby is born! My career can start! It really can!

Is like I fell asleep on Black’s law dictionary and woke up in Utopia!

Well I am off to bed, I start tomorrow and need my sleep!

All manner of new industries…

In an attempt to fulfill my creative needs, my empty pocket-book, and my long hours alone while Monkey is in school, I am learning the art of making homemade beeswax lip balms. Yes, the law educated mom is going to attempt to sell little tasty pots of pampering to increase her fundage.

So far the recipes I have been collecting have ranged from milk and honey flavored to chocolate flavored balms. I have little glass pots bookmarked, and wholesale organic beeswax suppliers at my fingertips. I have researched organic, natural preservatives, and the best way to sterilize little glass pots. I have also come across ideas for lotion bars and other treats along the way.

Is this endeavor insane? Should one who spent years learning how to write court motions and represent clients in court now delve into the land of beauty supplies? We shall have to see, however, there has yet to be a response to the myraid of resumes I have sent for legal positions. So I plan on making a batch or two over the next few weeks, and trying to sell them to local stores. If that fails, I may try a website of my own. Any ideas for marketing??

I figure at the very least I will have a supply of yummy holiday gifts to hand out when our broke family flies home. I promise to focus intently on creating as many different chocolate lover’s flavors as I possibly can.

Soon to be among the sticky Pots-O-Pampering,

Denver Woman/Girl/Mom/Lawyer/Crafter/Etc.