Sigh. I am barely keeping my head above water this week. So I don't know if that means that posting will be sparse or if that means posting will be heavy because I will need a stress reliever. I am going to be off to client meetings out of the office most of today, but I thought I would share the following miscellaneous:
-- My mother who recently blacked out and fell during a dizzy spell has undergone a number of medical tests. Apparently there is nothing wrong with her. She seems as perky as ever and still runs a very hard hour every day on her treadmill.
-- She and I are possibly planning a vacation in mid-April to visit my grandmother in L.A. The only problem is that I have a trial scheduled at the beginning of May so I don't know if that's going to be a good time to take a week off.
-- My corgi turned five yesterday. We showered him with treats and chewy toys.
-- This weekend, my husband and I watched "Supersize Me," the documentary about America's obesity epidemic. I was shocked by the segment about certain public schools that provide tons of unhealthful fast foods and soda to kids in the cafeteria. My husband, who eats a lot of fast food and pizza, is going on a major diet involving lots of vegetables and pinto beans. I'm thrilled because I have had visions of being widowed at age 45 due to his unhealthful habits and I am desperate to make sure that doesn't happen.
-- Interviewing witnesses is my favorite aspect of my job. Tracking down witnesses I can't find when I really need to find them is my least favorite aspect of my job.
-- As I was driving in to work today, I was considering whether I should confess my love of fashion magazines on this blog. I don't have time to write a full post about it, but I love fashion. I am not much of a fashionista myself because I hate shopping, but I love to "ooh and ahh" over beautiful clothes. When I travel, I have been known to buy a copy of "Vogue" or "Harper's Bazaar" and to drink in every single photograph page by page during the trip. I think the way fashion models are treated in the fashion industry is problematic, but I don't think that I have a problem with the fashion industry's influence on western culture, to the extent it does have an influence. I also appreciate the fact that there has been a resurgence of tasteful dressing in Hollywood over the past ten years. I especially enjoy seeing incredibly talented, strong, vivacious, non-anorexic women sporting fantastic dresses that express their personalities. Favorites of mine among well-dressed celebrities include Cate Blanchett and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
-- I have this huge yearning to travel right now. It really hits me first thing in the morning when I wake up. Right now I am fantasizing about Greece. I would also love to take a driving trip through the Deep South-- starting in Virginia and going through the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. It's a part of the United States that strikes me as incredibly exotic but which I have seen very little of.
-- My husband and I watched "Wife Swap" last night. What a revolting show.
-- I would like to give up Diet Coke, but I don't know how to kick the habit.