Good morning, Pals!
So, the good news is that I'm getting in more steps. The bad news is that 137.5 disappeared and 139 is back. I'm really not sure what that's about, as I've been eating mindfully and avoiding most everything that I know will pack the weight on. I think that the problem is turkey Polish that we had over the weekend. The calorie count is reasonable but I think that the sodium count is probably through the roof. Upping the water intake for the rest of the week and will see how that goes.
I have been chanting my mantra: "More Water! Less Beer!" and have been sticking to it. "Less" doesn't = "None," but less is good. Please understand that "normal" is 2 -3 per week. The big change is "More Water."
We go on vacation on May 22.
The Wedding is on May 10.
The Girl returns from Paris on May 7.
My law partner officially steps down as partner on May 1, and The New Guy will (quietly) assume the mantle that day. My LP will stick around and babysit my cases until we get back from our trip. My legal assistant is still being horrible to TNG. Nothing overt, but she's cold and unhelpful. She's looking for another job. She's been with us since she was 18 (20 years now) and I love her like a daughter, but I sure don't like her much now. It will be a huge institutional loss if she leaves, but, that being said, the stress level may go down.
Thank you, Bitstrips.
The rest of my life is focused on getting as much stuff done before we go on vacation. I have a "what if the plane goes down?" mentality when I have to leave the office for more than a few days. Everyone's job is stressful and has duties that I will not understand because I only know lawyering (ok, I also know teaching and retailing. Been there, done/doing that). Please trust me when I tell you that there is absolutely nothing sexy about being a lawyer. It's all paperwork, unhappy people (would YOU be happy if you had to hire a lawyer? Think about it), time limits, telephone calls, and, for some of us, court stuff. I care about my clients (too much, according to LP and TNG and The Staff). I do not know a single "rich lawyer." Most of us are getting by. If we own our businesses, the staff gets paid, the bills get paid, and, if there's some money left over, we get paid (truth, Crazydog? Vouch for me!). When I was a public defender, I always thought that the closest that TV got to the truth was "Night Court." In my current practice, it's nothing like "LA Law" or "The Good Wife," or anything else that you've seen on TV. It's exactly as I've described it above.
Time for my second cup of coffee and a task before my 10:00 deposition.