Saturday, September 20, 2008

Miss Me?

Both of my faithful readers apparently have so I'm back!  Back from vacation (boo hiss) but I have lots of news and lots of pictures to post.

First, the news.  I'm going back to work.  Well let me qualify that.  I'm going to a paying job.  Which means that my legal career has been resurrected (sort of).  Rescued from the sewer.  Resuscitated.  Revived.  Those who knew me in law school and recall my utter disdain for tax law, secured transactions and decedents wills & estates will find it most ironic and quite humorous that I'm going to work as a trust officer at a bank.  But here's the best part...NO billable hours!  Bankers' hours and bankers' holidays.  My office will be just down the street from the house so when the nanny finds herself in the midst of a poo emergency (as is sure to be the case), I can (thanks to caller ID) ignore the call for help and wait to come home when the air clears.  What a change this is going to be for us all!

So this is why I've been silent the past couple of weeks.  Well actually we ended spending 10 days at the beach, which was fabulous.  But upon returning from vacation (boo hiss) I started interviewing nannies.  That's a whole other post altogether.  But for now I'll just say that everything has come together nicely.  I've brushed the dust off the few work clothes I have that still fit, thrown out the others that had shoulder pads and went out with the Clinton administration, and bought a few new things.  My yoga pants and law school t-shirts aren't going to get as much wear in the coming days for sure.

I still plan to blog.  But maybe not as faithfully as when I was depending on my blogging income to pay the bills.  (and by the way I've almost hit the $25 threshold to get a payout from those ads so I'm going to try not to spend it all in one place). The best thing to do is put my blog in your google reader and then you'll be alerted when I have breaking news.  In the are some highlights from the beach trip from which we returned last Sunday (boo hiss).

No worries.



Nothing like soggy cheezits floating around the pool.  Better than soggy Baby Ruths.



The little one is Sybil in disguise.


William celebrated his 5th birthday while we were there.


One of his best little friends drove over from Fairhope to spend the day with us and celebrate.  (well actually his Mom drove him since his feet don't quite touch the pedals).


Catherine was terrified of the slide until she finally became brave in her Daddy's arms.



Breakfast at one of our favorite places, Tacky Jack's, the morning before Ike hit.  Winds were already gusting at about 45-50 mph and the lower floor was flooded.   Needless to say we dined upstairs.



Surf was UP.


Too windy to play outside, we stayed indoors and let Catherine play in my makeup.  She looks a bit like Baby Jane.



Nightmarish attempt to take pictures of the three on the beach at sunset.  I'd rather have been horsewhipped.




Kelly said...

Yeah! You're back... I missed you. I kept checking thinking surely you were back from vacation! Glad to hear you had such a nice time. We're looking forward to our week at the beach at Christmas.

Congratulations on returning to work! I'm sure you'll find yourself in a new routine in no time at all. I'm excited for you! While it's impossible to not love being at home with Jakob, I do love being at work too.

I'll miss your frequent blogging, but hope you'll find time to post an update from time to time. The kids are gorgeous as usual!

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your PAYING job! I was beginning to think you had decided not to return from your extended vacation. Wasting away in Margaritaville or something like that. The pictures are great! Please promise you'll post periodically so we can keep up with y'all!

Mary Anna said...

Welcome back and congrats on the new gig! Can't wait to hear more about it and all of the new clothes you're gonna have to get. Glad you guys survived Flo or whatever her name was--I can't keep up.