Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A little peek into my “other life”…

So, I’ve been a little busy lately with my “other life” – by that I mean my 2 jobs. The office is a madhouse and its becoming more and more difficult to only be there part-time and manage to get everything done (don’t think I’m considering working any more hours, though!). Kindermusik is going swimmingly, though teaching 3 hours on Saturdays has really put a kink in my family time with B and Jonathan. I’m going to continue Saturday classes through the Spring semester but I’ve already told my boss I won’t do in next Fall. Phew!

Though the biggest weight on my shoulders recently has been preparing for the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test). For those who don’t already know, when I signed on to work PT at my dad’s law office, it was with the assumption that I would someday return to school and acquire a degree in law. I figured now is as bad good a time as any, since its going to take 4 years to complete. If you know me well, you know that I took the same test 6 years ago and was accepted to 3 Texas schools. However, I chose teaching instead because I didn’t want to put the pressure of law school/debt on my fledgling, fresh marriage. FYI: now is not any better, but oh well. I’ll dive in anyway!

Back on track: the test was this past Saturday and to answer your question, no, I don’t have any clue how I did :). It’s a very strange exam and its hard to know your score before you have it in your hot little hands. I’ll keep you posted as I find out!

I never sleep well then night before setting an alarm for anything before 7 (no comment on my normal waking up time), so Friday night was no different. Here’s me getting in the car before the sun had come up:


At least getting up that early meant I had time to run through Einstein’s for a breakfast of brain fuel:


Unfortunately, security is so tight at the exam sites that I couldn’t bring my phone inside the building, let alone a camera (think the ziplock baggie rule for airplanes and you’ve pretty much got the idea of an LSAT test center) so the pics stop here.

All I know is that I was so mentally exhausted after it was done that I could barely remember my own name (or remember to take a post-test self-portrait). Sounds like a great idea to drive straight to a Kindermusik teacher luncheon, right?? You know me…can’t say “no” to anyone! My boss even moved the lunch back an hour to insure my attendance, ‘cause she’s just that nice :). At least it was nestled within the beautiful ambiance of Neiman Marcus at Willow Bend in the lovely Mariposa restaurant.

My amazing grilled cheese lunch:


Jeanie opening her gift from all of us…she is the sweetest, jolliest woman I’ve ever met!


My Christmas gift from Jeanie:


Yummy, yummy desserts (the snowman cake-pops were made my one of our Smart Start teachers!):

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Check out this Bridget-sized piano! Leave it to Neiman’s :)


This tree was in the Chanel section and simply took my breath away. It is filled with hundreds of glass flowers, a la Chihuly’s Fiori di Como at the Bellagio. Just beautiful!


Here’s the Bellagio majesty:


The Smart Start Music Team, 2010 (Jeanie is in the blue sweater). Don’t we look friendly? Don’t you want to sign your son or daughter up for our music classes? Hmmm??? :)

And did I mention that I have the most glorious baby in the world? I’ve said before that I truly believe she knows when I need sleep and comes through like a champ in any such situation. Well, Saturday was yet another example of this miracle. I told Jonathan I’d be home around 3:30, which is right when B usually gets up from her afternoon nap. I pulled up at 3:45 (with a HUGE headache and very heavy eyelids), just sure she’d greet me at the door (which would have been okay, but I really needed some rest)but I stood corrected. Not only was she still asleep, she remained so until 4:45! I got an hour nap on the couch and woke up to a sweet Bridgey smile and a warm hug from my angel. How I love her and my amazing husband…what would I do without them?!?!

Life is good.


  1. I know you did phenomenal on your LSAT!!!!! :)

  2. Whew...I'm exhausted now, too! I'm so proud of you and hope you did swimmingly on your test. :)