I really look forward to these weekly Weekend Coffee Share posts. I am an introvert that sometimes longs for company at my own pace so this works perfect for me. When I read the other sharers’ posts, I do feel like I am enjoying a nice chat. So please, help yourself to the fridge for a cold drink or let me brew you some tea or coffee. I can make hot cocoa for you as well, but since it is grocery shopping day, I am a little low on milk. I have oat milk if you prefer. I am sipping on my pre-coffee coffee. Today is a Starbucks triple venti mocha morning. But I started my day with a small mug of Southern toasted pecan coffee. I like Cameron’s Coffee pods.
So if we were having coffee, I would share that this work week was much better than last work week. The emergency motion that drained so much of my energy was ruled in our favor and the trial I was preparing exhibits for settled before it started. Those are good things, although I have always had a rule that I inform the attorneys that “if the rings on the trial notebook snap shut, the Judge BETTER get to see my work.” The funny thing is that, although I am NOT a superstitious person, that long-tired comment equals “break a leg” to a stage performer – to me. There was one trial where I did not make that comment and we lost. So…I say it all the time.
While we are having coffee, I would share that I have a Diversity, Inclusion and Equity committee zoom meeting this afternoon. I serve on that Board for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. We work hard to make sure our profession is open and welcoming to all. I have had an issue festering with me with one member, but I don’t feel I can bring it up to him. My reason for joining the DI&E committee was because I despise that we have to have one. Why can’t a human treat a human with dignity and respect? Why can’t we be judged on our character instead of skin color, race or religion? Why do we need to put policies in place to remind people that? Well, we have one member who is very outspoken about his dislike for Trump supporters. That’s ok – we are all entitled to our opinion. But he lumps EVERY Trump supporter into this hateful group and he is vicious towards them. Does he know every Trump supporter? I guess it rubs me the wrong way because I feel it is contradictory to what we stand for. Oh well…it is what it is.
While we were having coffee, I would also share that we are coming up on 8 years this week since I lost my baby brother to a heart attack. I can’t believe it has been 8 years. My brother and my husband had a unique relationship when we were young – my brother would bribe my now-husband every time he caught him sneaking in or out of the house. I married my now-husband the year after my brother died, so I often think of how happy he would have been to know that Mike and I got together – finally. I am sure he knows. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss him.
If we were having coffee, I would share that I had my 6-month-feed-the-vampires appointment with the lab and endocrinologist. My thyroid numbers came back good, so he said, so I don’t have to go back for a year. I am still confused as to why I have to see an endocrinologist, but I guess so he can keep my thyroid levels in place with the levothyroxine. My thyroid is healthy, my immune system just hates it and is trying to kill it. He told me once that eventually my immune system will win and my thyroid will die, but for now we play this game to see if I die first or my thyroid. He did get on me about the COVID vaccine, but I stayed firm. Doctors don’t believe me when I give them my odd medical history and the only time he backed down was when I told him I am still waiting for the menopause symptoms to start – it has been six years since the hysterectomy/oophorectomy. Sorry…I am over-sharing.
Otherwise, my life this week has been pretty boring. I have had to play catch up with all the work that suffered last week. Apparently the attorney I did the motion for did as well as she flooded my inbox with new projects yesterday. I need do some housecleaning and change bed sheets today. The latter is a struggle for me as we have a very heavy down comforter and flannel sheets that don’t want to cooperate. Speaking of sheets on a bed, am I the only one who NEVER gets them stretched across correctly the first time? I mean it is a 50-50 chance that you get the short and long sides correct and I NEVER do. Ever.
We don’t do anything special for Valentine’s Day, but the husband wants enchiladas for dinner on Sunday. I love to cook, so I am happy to do that. And maybe, when that is done, I will see if I can get back to my embroidery project. I am nearly done, but as it is a very complex project (Arabic calligraphy) all done in barely perceptible shades of pink on a black background, it is pretty slow going.
I hope you have all had a wonderful week and have time to relax and enjoy the weekend. Thanks for joining me for coffee.