Thursday, June 4, 2009

Things we've learned this week

When things can't get any more hectic, leave it to a horse to throw a wrench in the works.

The Woman was getting the whole schedule thing down and such, starting to feel adjusted when.....WHAM....Snap hurt her leg really badly. She has a huge scrape on her leg and it is really swollen. All of this means that after the vet came out, the Woman now has to go take care of Snap after class which means 30 minutes of hand walking and 30 minutes of cold hosing so she doesn't get to start her homework until 9:30. However, it is a slight blessing in disguise because it proved that she does have time to ride and made her get really efficient with case briefing.

Steps our law student has gone through this week:

1. What the??? How am I ever going to understand this let alone get it done on time?????
2. Hmm...this sort of makes sense. I'm starting to see connections.
3. Application to daily life aka SHUT UP with the contract talk already Woman!!
4. Pretty sure she's learned just enough to make her dangerous but not enough to be proficient yet.
5. She's still not exactly comfy with the whole socratic method thing (random calling on people to engage them in conversation) but she has made it through a few times and survived.
6. OMG she is SO the old lady. Right....because at 27 she can say that ::roll eyes::. However, the 22/23 year olds sure do seem eons away from her.
7. OK, one cat can probably fit in my lap with a case book and computer, however, I don't think 2 can make it. Sorry. (We find this rather annoying).
8. She often says things like "what a great picture! too bad I'm burried under my casebook and computer and the camera is in the other room. This, is unacceptable to us.
9. Law school is like high school. The Woman HATED high school. She also has an allergery to sorority chicks.
10. Cat free nights!! I never thought I would hear her utter those words, I thought it was only the Awesome Man who said such things. Apparently she needs to sleep through the night?
11. She gets to help us read blogs at work but at night she just has no time to post for us. We're still working this all out.
12. Words like promissory estoppel and assumpsit have started to actually make sense to her. She looks for consideration in every contract now. Oh and contract is abrevieated "K" in notes because it is too long to type.
13. Most importantly, she has almost survived her second week of a 6 week long class. We think she might actually make it through!

19 comments:

Cliff and Olivia said...

First of all we're really sorry to hear that Snap hurt her leg. We're sending purrs and hope she gets better soon.

Maybe you should be extra sweet 'cause it sounds like the Woman has a lot on her plate right now. Maybe you could start by letting her get a full nights sleep ;-)

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Oh, poor Snap! We hope she's feeling better very soon. We bet walking her and caring for her will be a great stress relief for The Woman!

The Meezers said...

we akshually gotted a little light headed and almsot passed out at number 11. totally unacceptable. and "K" stands for KAZE

The Meezers said...

whoops - we meanted number 10 made us light headed and almost pass out. stoopid typist

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

OUCH! Poor "Snappy" SNAP! We're so glad that she is getting all the attention she needs, though, even if you guys aren't...

It does sound like you're all working out the kinks rather well, though. Hang in there!

Your Friends,
Tommy, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan

Junior and Orion said...

We are purring for Snap to be okay and for the Lap Lady to not be too stressed!!!!!!!!!

VampyVictor said...

Is all about balance and your momma is working that out pretty well. Poor little.. or BIG Snap, we hope that she heals ok :)
V-V

meemsnyc said...

Sorry to hear that Snap hurt her leg. How stressful this must be on you. Hope things work out better soon.

jenianddean said...

Poor Snap. But I'm glad your Mom is getting into a rhythm. she'll look back and be amazed at how easy it all looks afterward.
--Jasper

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hope Snap's leg heals soon so your human can stop hosing the horse and start riding again.

Eric and Flynn said...

We hope Snap's leg heals well. Mum says the horses here seem to get more injuries this time of year because they are full of the joys of Spring and go charging around the fields. We don't know what #10 means. What is a cat free night? Is it legal?
Your Lady seems to be getting on well even though #12 lost us and our mum too.

That's Purrfect said...

Poor old Snap. Hope everything turns out well. I can take a close look at the injury if you like - that's me in the glasses.

michico*Adan said...

Sounds forever!
But I think it will be pass very very soon!!
Thanks for sharing these to us to let us know your "pain"? hee hee~~~
It will be ok!!!
Big Big hugs!!

SophieKitty said...

Oh noes! I hope Snap's leg gets better.

And of course you mom will make it through her class! No doubt.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

The Big Thing tole us he did the LSAT once and scored big, but talked ta real lawyers about it. He decided ta do somethin else (and loved it).

But we all wish ya the best at a difficult learnin-thing!

Fin said...

Sorry about Snap, but glad LL is settling in.

Max said...

I hope Snap is gonna be ok. But I bet she likes the attention :)

Did you measure the LL's head before she started school?I think you should measure it. And then when she's done, measure it again. I bet it gets bigger because of all the stuff she's getting stuffed into her brain.

Parker said...

Poor Snap! I hope her leg gets all better soon!

Sunny's Mommy said...

I hope Snap is doing better now.