This weekend plans changed unexpectedly; the good kind of change. We were going to continue prepping for a huge trial we’re starting on Monday (being a lawyer is not always so glamorous), but yesterday, we settled two days before trial (woo hoo!) Now I’m left with an open weekend and gorgeous weather (thank you, Miami!) All of my siblings are in town on Spring Break (man, I miss Spring Break!) and it’s safe to say my instagram will be full of sister love. We are thinking of playing tourist for a day and we’re going to try to head South to the Redlands and check out Robert is Here (the best fruit stand and farm) and Knaus Berry Farm (home of the most incredible strawberries and homemade sticky buns … i.e., we don’t leave without at least two dozen.)
Get the Look: Camilla and Marc Astral Peplum Crepe Top // Current/Elliott The Rolled Skinny Jeans // Joie Striped Sweater // Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag // Honeydew Intimates Lace Bralette // A Peace Treaty Wadi Ring // Valentino Glamorous Lace Espadrille Flats
March 2, 2013 7 Comments
Hubby and I have found ourselves in the thick of what we like to call “workaholics syndrome”. I touched on this here, but I’m curious to know what you all do to combat laptop-glued-to-lap-itis. The story goes a little something like this: Hubby is an eternal Md/PhD student (a.k.a., school is the norm for many many … many years) and I am a lawyer/blogger. The “/” is important because let’s face it, they’re both pretty time-consuming endeavors. Hubby also works until 8:30/9:00pm every night, and once his rotations start, his hours will get worse. I blog after work, which means I’m up blogging far too late.
As the new year rolls around, I’m reflecting on things I’m proud of, things I can change, things I can improve upon. Hubby and I have one of those awww-inducing relationships. We’ve been together on more fingers than I can count and I still beam/gush/squeak when I talk about him. But I worry sometimes that the work does get to be too much, even when we don’t think that it does. You know, like when we’re arguing over his double-dipping (because I swear once you’re married you argue about the most trivial things, and then laugh about it later), you throw in a gut-wrenching, “Yeah, well when was the last time you planned a romantic dinner for me?” Where the heck did that come from? I blame my hormones. And I always regret those knee-jerk comments, but I know that I wouldn’t have thrown that at him unless it held some glimmer of truth.
So truth is, I don’t like that we work so much. I don’t like that he hardly gets enough sleep, let alone time to plan an Anniversary dinner for me. This is in no way to blame him, trust me, I’m guilty too (says the girl who sits with her laptop on her lap … in bed … well, past 1am.)
I guess my question is, how do you make the time for each other? How do you shut off that computer? How do you balance work, play, love, family? And is that even realistic? Work is what I busted my tush for during all those years in law school, blogging is an utter passion, and hubby, he’s everything. How do you make it all fit?
December 17, 2012 6 Comments
As a small blog owner, a defender of the laws (sounds way cooler than “lawyer”), and an all-around big fan of the internet and free expression, in protest again SOPA and PIPA, and instead of blacking out my blog for the day, I’m posting this video and providing links to learn more about SOPA/PIPA. Today, major sites like Wikipedia, Google, Reddit, Mozilla, WordPress, I Can Has Cheeseburger, Twitpic, Wired, Greenpeace, Vimeo, and many more have shut down in protest against SOPA. Read up, learn more, and get involved.
Also, here is a letter from several musicians, artists, and creators you may know, who are standing against PIPA and SOPA. “We, the undersigned, are musicians, actors, directors, authors, and producers. We make our livelihoods with the artistic works we create. We are also Internet users. We are writing to express our serious concerns regarding the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) …”
January 18, 2012 2 Comments