Thursday, February 28, 2013

7 Takes, 2013, Vol. 7



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Monday, for the first time in SEVEN years, I will be working first shift at my primary job (legal research attorney). I am really excited that I will get to be at home with Horn and Hannabert most nights of the week (I am still teaching 2 days a week so I do my legal research thing after I am done with teaching).

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I have an interview for a dream job position at the end of the month. I need to do a 10-minute teaching presentation. I am really nervous as I got back my first set of tests from my students this term and it is pretty evident that there is a HUGE gap in knowledge transfer.

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While I don't know Pope Benedict resigned but I do not think he is abandoning the church. I couldn't help but remember where I was when I found out Pope John Paul II passed (Mexican Restaurant).

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I am excited for the conclave and have adopted my cardinal (Cardinal Bertone) and selected my fantasy pick (Cardinal John Tong Hong).

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Hannabert and I had mono flare-ups this week. His tonsils swollen and my ulva was this insane shade of red. I decided that I needed a throat spray and decided on a herbal one. It seems to be doing ok although I think perhaps the alcohol base is just making me less caring about the pain in the throat.

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This is how I get thinks done when Hannabert and I am doing time together...The draw string worked really well



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Hannabert was disappointed that my apron (that I was wearing while I painstakingly made him "eggs in the hole" that he prompted eschewed in favor of a pouch) didn't have sleeves for his arms. You can see the disappointment on his face.  He also refused to take off his shirt (which was wet after an ill-fated attempt at taking a shower with me where the water was too cold and too hot) .




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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Horn on TV!

Killer sentenced to life; still faces another murder trial | Cincinnati - WLWT Home

Catch a glimpse of my handsome husband at 27 second (shutting the door to the judge's chambers) and 1:26 (behind his desk).  The baliff is a law school classmate of ours. She does the criminal stuff and Horn does the civil stuff.

See the prior article on the disgraced attorney...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

7 Takes, 2013, Vol. 6


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I love the advice given to women of the 21st Century. I especially like the fact she discusses sexuality and feminism.


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I was a guest blogger and then the blog became a featured blog on a baby hop blog party! Pretty exciting for me!


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Hannabert is getting over his mono nicely but we have hit a Wonder Week so sleep hasn't been much this week. Apparently we are up for a verbal leap. He demonstrated that he knew how to put on his boots in the car today (after taking off his socks) when he and Horn met me for lunch.


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We have been dosing Hannabert with essential oils at night.  Horn said Peace & Calming made Hannabert relax.  Perhaps we will continue this trend...(If you are interested, you can sign up to be a distributor with my sponsor id: 1403180).


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This attorney was going to be in Horn's courtroom on Monday. We are thinking the trial MIGHT be postponed....


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Horn's judge was on a cruise this week....yep, there were lots of jokes in the courtroom last week.


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Even though it has been almost 20 year, I still am upset that I never got to go to a Finnish Sledding Festival.

Extra credit: Lenten Giveaway? Never heard of one? Head over to My  Broken Fiat for you chance to enter.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

7 Takes, 2013, Vol. 5


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What? A Lenten Giveaway? By Broken Fiat has one!

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Hannabert and I have mono. His is compounded by bilateral ear infections that antibiotics can't treat because his lymph nodes are too large to allow drainage. It has been a painful few weeks. Any suggestions on how to help?
Less than 1 hr prior to meltdown, screaming pain


At Urgent Care

Post diagnosis
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Hannabert turned 2! Check out his birthday cake video. Listen to him beg for a fork.


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I am switching to a morning shift! After 7 years of working evenings, the opportunity arouse for a morning slot and I decided to take it. I am really excited to have family time and more "normal" hours.

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In other work news, I am having a tough time at work. It has been an ongoing issue with my supervisor and my "tone" and facial expression. It has been really tough and I am really frustrated by it. Having the last two days off has made it better.

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Valentine's Day! Was the first time in a LONG time (maybe 7 yrs?) that Horn and I got to spend it together (with Hannabert this year). We ate at EO Burgers where I got an alcoholic custard milkshake. It was delicious. Hannabert did a good job on his kiddie burger (actually 2 sliders) and really really enjoyed his kiddie custard ice cream. He was exceptionally well behaved and even broke into dancing when Fall Out Boy "Sugar We're Going Down" came on the radio. It was pretty cute.

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I am trying to decide on what kind of baby carrier to get my sister and her husband for their upcoming baby.  Any suggestions?

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Essential Oils - Are they for you

I have started getting interested in Essential Oils because 1) I like the scent and 2) I wanted to explore alternative  options for healing and support.

Essential oils are the oils of plants, typically steam distilled. They can be used directly on the skin or, more typically, added to a carrier oil and massaged onto the body. The different types of oils have different purported healing properties.

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