Monday, July 28, 2008

It is D day

well, almost...

Tomorrow is the bar exam for PA. Actually tomorrow is the start of bar exams all over the country. Wednesday is the day when everyone gets to take the fabulous Multistate Bar exam. Pretty much 6 topics, all "federal" stuff and while 200 multiple choice questions sounds like a piece of cake -- it sucks. Lots of people have issues with getting 100 done in 3 hours (it is split into 2 3 hour blocks with time to eat in the middle). Luckily with my lightening fast reading speed, that isn't a problem, however, taking the time to slow down and make sure I thoroughly read the call of the question is. Oh well, this time I know I don't have to worry about time and I just need to plod through slow and steady.

Also, if you know anyone taking this, give them lots and lots of TLC. To say that my brain is currently only funtioning on reciting elements of tort claims is an understatement. Maybe one of these days I will be able to have a coherant conversation again, but I don't guarantee it for at least another week.

Oh and waking up with a headache and fever the morning BEFORE the bar -- yep, not only is that my luck, but it just sucks royally. Hoping advil, vitamin C and cough drops make life bearable and me not so distracted for the next 2 days.

Also, the 2nd time around, staying in a hotel away from the kids for 2 nights, isn't so much a vacation. Oh well, I know I need to quiet and who needs to be stressed about yet another accident due to nutso PA drivers (more on this after the bar).

I promise, August will be back to normal around here.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

a week?? a whole week??

Oh what a good mommy blogger I am ... a week between posts?? Yeah, I am so on top of all of this.

More excuses aren't forth coming. I flat out do not have time to keep up with this poor thing right now. I can't even tell you much new on the boys because I spend little time with them. If I am not taking them to daycare or eating dinner with them, I am not with them. I am locked in my dungeon cramming 3 years worth of PA law into my brain. One would think the second time around it would be easier.

One would be wrong.

Anyways, I am off work next week to study, but I can't make any promises here because I don't think I will have the extra time to blog and unless you want to know all about the Statute of Frauds or remedies, I got nothing for you.

So excuse my absence. I will return in August with free time -- or at least I expect to return... If the bar doesn't kill me first.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Back to the point of this all --

I know I have been lax in posting. I know I have provided excuse after excuse as to why. I promise, no more excuses today. Today all I want to talk about is L.

L and I had some problems the last month. When we first moved into my parents, he did pretty good. Then I took him to school the first day and wouldn't you know, he did great. Very few tears the first day or the second and while he wasn't sleeping well, I didn't get any "bad" reports.

Then all hell broke lose.

The next 8 days SUCKED. Well, actually it was the next 10, but the next 8 school days sucked. Three days of screaming and clinging to me and not sleeping at all during the day and wanting to be held all the time in the evenings. This is not a clingy child -- until he was in school and away from Daddy. I think that was the biggest thing -- Daddy. To say L is a daddy's boy is such an understatement, I can't explain it to anyone who hasn't seen it. L couldn't care if I were around, as long as Daddy is around. And when Daddy is around, then he is a sweet, loving, adorable, devilish little boy.

When Daddy isn't around, he is just the devil.

Well, now Daddy has been back in his life for 8 days and my child is finally back to normal. I don't know if B coming for the weekends made things better or worse, but L wasn't comfortable that Daddy was going to stick around for the last week. Today he seems to "get" that we have moved and Daddy is now here to stay. This week I have been getting notes from his school that he is doing "great at everything" or that there were "no tears at all today" or even that he has just been wonderful most of the week. He still gets a little nervous when *I* drop him off in the mornings and he is just miserable when B drops him off instead, but at least I can assure him that Daddy WILL pick him up at the end of the day.

Today Daddy has both of the boys and I am studying all day. Hopefully, B has two happy boys all day because I know how much they missed their time with their dad.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

and now from PA

Well, this is the first post I have written from the new house.

You know -- the place that all boxes have come to live for the time being. I thought the worst thing about moving was the packing and actually moving the crap, but no, it turns out the unpacking is the worst.

Or at least the packing part is now behind me so I think this sucks pretty bad too.

Luckily, the boys are starting to adjust to the new house. Last night they both went to bed well and slept past 7am! What a relief. Yes, this is the same kids that used to sleep from 8pm to 8am, but while at my parents house they both thought that was entirely too much sleep and dropped to less then 10 hours of sleep. It didn't make mama a happy camper.

But, slowly we are adjusting and hopefully the sickies will leave us shortly (we are all very miserable right now). Now, anyone got a number for the box fairy... I need some stuff to magically put itself away.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A cold with poop?

I have no idea what is going on in this house. My mom, the boys and I are all sick. My dad -- not even a sniffle (thank GOD though as he was hospitalized just a few weeks ago for some weird blood infection which they haven't figured out the cause of yet).

But the weird thing is that it seems like we just have colds. R's nose is disgusting and snotty and L had a bit of a cough and a slight runny nose, but then it progressed to diarrhea! WHAT??!! I certainly haven't heard of a cold or cold like virus that has the runs with it. It is very weird.

Then of course it hit R for all of 24 hours and L has had it for 3 days now and got bumped from school yesterday. My mom is on day 3 or 4 of it too and she is hurting (I had one really bad day, but other than a chest crushing cough I am fine). I am keeping him home until about 10 to see if he has anymore, but if he is clear, then it has been 24 hours since the last bout and he can head back.

But I am still scratching my head and trying to figure out just what the hell my kids are sick with.

Oh and not even 3 weeks in daycare and they are sick. Got to LOVE that shit.