Monday, November 22, 2010


So my life has been revolving around my work these days, and I really haven't been keeping up here. While I have been at work for over 6 weeks, my first court date is quickly approaching on Friday, and despite being told to not worry about it, I am FREAKING out. I feel like I still don't have a clue what I am doing, and that no one should trust me with their legal affairs.

That, on top of having an out of town conference this weekend, a sick family, a long and tedious drive that is getting harder, and a general feeling of social isolation/not fitting in with the older and tight knit crowd at work and in the small town that I work in, has me off my game completely. I knew this job would have its ups and downs, and I hit a major rut this weekend.

The one great thing I managed to do on Saturday was to haul my ass to the pool, a gorgeous, 75m heated pool at my conference and got some serious swimming in. Best exercise I have admittedly had in ages, and refreshed my mind and soul. I can't wait until my gym opens up and I can get my butt totally in gear.

On a positive note, about 2/3 of my Christmas shopping is already done, and I am also managing to pay for some things with money I have earned via doing surveys online, which is AWESOME.

So here's my question for today: What is the best, most unique thing you'd love to get as a novel gift under say $30?

I'll show some of my favourites the next time I check in (which I promise, will be soon!) Thanks for hanging in there with me!


  1. $30? Totally dependent on the receiver. For $35, I want the American Trail Running Association membership, which includes a subscription to both Trail Runner magazine AND Running Times! I'm a dork and I know it. :)

  2. Hang in there at work - it is difficult sometimes being young and a female, while working in the field of law. Things will get better!

    I can't believe you have most of your shopping done! You are awesome :)

    Gift under $30...I agree with Kovas that it really depends. I would love a unique bracelet or cuff as a gift. Normally, I would never even pay $20 for something like that. But to get a nice one as a gift from someone would make it special and something that I would remember every time I wore it!

  3. Hmmm...that sounds interesting...with $30? well, It will always depend on the giver..I love to receive gift especially if I don't have the hints on what is inside...

    "Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it."
    -Oprah Winfrey ~spyder jackets