DH and I argued out our issues on the way to work this morning. (I love my new bluetooth-enabled car). Apparently I was not sufficiently in awe of a new app he just developed. He thinks I tune him out when he talks about work because I think it's boring. (It is--half the time I can't even follow what he's saying when he starts talking in programmer language. BUT, he totally tunes me out when I start up with the lawyer-speak. We find one another's careers equally boring.)
Work is still crazy busy, but at least my day was mostly uninterrupted. I am preparing for trial for the first time since I graduated from law school. That's right, even though I'm a litigation attorney, I have not taken one single case to trial. I haven't even gotten close enough to prepare for trial. They all settle. I'm great at facilitating settlement.
But this one does not look like it's going to settle. There are lots of parties and hints of small-town scandal. It's not a huge case, but worth enough to matter (mid-six figures). The subject matter is unbelievably boring, and the trial will be in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere. My secretary booked our hotel today. There were three choices, the nicest being a Holiday Inn Express. I think the fanciest restaurant in town is Nana's Hometown Diner. We are anticipating 1-2 weeks for trial. Yeah, this is going to be fun.
So my life is all about preparing for trial. But at the same time, I have at least 15 other active litigation files (and more not-so-active files). A couple of them are pretty hot right now. Whenever I am working on one, I feel like I need to be working on another.
And of course, on the home front, it is the middle of soccer season, and all of the kids' end of the year concerts and field trips and teacher conferences and awards ceremonies are coming up.
I've also got an appointment for PS with the pediatric urologist next week, because the doc confirmed that she did have another kidney stone. I'm a little worried that she has had 2 stones in 6 months at only 11 years old. Ugh.