Building Bunk Beds

Rosebud’s dad offered to give her the bunk beds that were in the room she was supposed to move into this summer. Her bed here has not been very comfortable lately (worn out and took a beating in the moving truck). Plus, the bottom bed of the offered bunk beds is a futon style that can swing up and fold into a couch configuration. So, she accepted the offer of the beds.

Last night, she went over there and she and her dad took the beds apart, loaded them up in and on his SUV, and brought them over here. Then, Rosebud and I took down her bed in her room and reassembled the bunk beds in its place. I am proud to say that it did not take us too long, no fingers were pinched, and no heads were bumped. The only thing we did wrong was the way we secured the split padding underneath the bottom mattress. It migrated apart last night and she could feel the metal bars in the middle of the bed last night. So, we fixed that today.

I enjoyed putting the beds together with her, and I like seeing her so happy. However, this evening, someone from church asked if they could come over this Tuesday night for just a short visit. I said no. I have to protect some bar study time. Building beds with my daughter? Yes. Almost anything else with anyone else right now? No.

Bar Study
Wednesday: 0
Thursday: 30 min
Friday: 20 min
Saturday: 30 min

 

 

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‘Tis the Season . . .

. . . to be sworn in.

While many of my friends are being sworn into the bar, yesterday Rosebud’s boyfriend Seahawk was sworn into the National Guard.

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Rosebud and his family got to be there, and it sounded like there was much happiness.

Bar Study
Monday: 0
Tuesday: 30 min

 

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First Day Out of Formal Job Training

I can now consistently find my desk in a sea of identical cubicles located in one of several buildings connected by breezeways.

I am at that stage where I can work independently (and enjoy it), but am doing more work than necessary as I have to withdraw, correct, and refile documents with errors. It makes for a very fast learning curve!

As I walked out this evening with one of the more senior staff who was carrying an armload of work home with her, I realized there are benefits to being hired on as an hourly worker rather than a salaried employee–especially while doing bar prep. She is taking the bar in February, too.

I am very glad I knew how to organize e-mails and electronic files well before I started this job. Today, I had a couple dozen files open at any one time and worked with another several dozen files throughout the day. The number of files and e-mails should increase exponentially over the next few months.

I continue to like my job and co-workers! (That is not surprising, just wonderful.)

Bar Study:
Sun: 0
M: 35 minutes
Tu: 0

 

 

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Mothers in the Legal Profession Roundup No. 364

 

Week of September 8 – 14, 2014

 

Magic Cookie posted the Roundup for the week.

The weekly Mothers In the Legal Profession Roundup is hosted on a rotating basis at the ButterflyfishGraceBJJ, Law, and Living, Mommy and the Sin CityMagic CookieThe Reluctant Grownup, and Perspectives From a Hard Boiled Egg blogs.


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New Job Brings New Bar Prep Pals

Out of 21 of us who started work on Monday, at least 4 of us are taking the bar exam in February.

Most of our co-workers recently took the bar exam.

My assigned go-to person-of-experience took the bar exam while working full time at this job.

I am finding an overwhelming amount of camaraderie and support.

It’s a nice and unexpected surprise.

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First Day of First Post-Law School Job

Today was my first day of my first post-JD job.

To give you a snapshot of the job market, the job description does not require a JD. I and the other 20 new hires in this group are being brought on in a contract capacity to complete an eight-month assignment. I think all but two of us are law school graduates. One of the others is a paralegal and the other has her masters in international human rights.

Overall, I think the first day went well. I like the people and I think the work will be good. The commute in to work was nasty, but that was expected. The commute home was a little better. All the way home, I was doing a self-assessment: “Now, the plan for the foreseeable future is to get home and start bar study. How mentally alert and prepared for that do I feel right now?”

However, in the end, my takeaway from today is that I wore the wrong shoes. They are my go-to shoes for court (during clinic last year) and for interviews–both relatively short time periods on my feet. They have always done pretty well in those capacities. Plus, today was the first day of training. I anticipated sitting in a room and learning the specific details of this employer (HR) and of this job function. There was some of that, but there were also tours of the building and areas important to us, traipsing up and down two flights of stairs three times, and standing outside of badging.

I am now hobbled. I have at least four blisters and several other areas of red protest on my feet.

Two questions: Do I wear duck-taped pillows on my feet tomorrow, or hope for the best in a pair of less-cute-but-still-heels tomorrow?

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Are there actually heels that are stylish and comfortable for walking a normal amount of walking (today’s activity level should not have done this number on my feet!). I like heels. I also like my feet.

 

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Mothers in the Legal Profession Roundup No. 363

 

Week of September 1 – 7, 2014

Mommy and the Sin City posted the Roundup for the week.

 

The weekly Mothers In the Legal Profession Roundup is hosted on a rotating basis at the ButterflyfishGraceBJJ, Law, and Living, Mommy and the Sin CityMagic CookieThe Reluctant Grownup, and Perspectives From a Hard Boiled Egg blogs.

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