Baby Step Number One

Posted on | December 1, 2011 | 26 Comments

Remember when I told you about the super cute opposing counsel who I made an ass out of myself in front of at our deposition?  For a refresher, check here.

So yeah, after that display of insanity, you would think that any normal person would run screaming, right?  Only here’s the thing… he didn’t run screaming.  Instead, over the last two months, he and I have been having a fun conversation over email that culminated yesterday in the following exchange:

Me:  You know, I’ll be honest… I’ll be disappointed to settle this case.  Can’t you take a couple of (insert partner’s name)’s cases? I’d rather chat with you.

Him:  Ha! How about I just let you take me out for a beer after our mediation assuming we settle.

Me: (internal monologue) That. Just. Happened.

Is it a full fledged date? No, of course not.  But the above exchange followed him telling me that he hates Duke with a passion so clearly he is an intelligent, well-educated person.

It’s not much.  It’s just a drink with an opposing counsel.  But you know what? It’s also a step in the direction of okay.  It’s a step towards a new life, a fresh start, and a step away from an unhealthy relationship.  So yeah… I’m pretty excited.  Okay I’m sort of thrilled.

Because it’s not much at all to him or to a million other people on the planet.  But to a single mother who is learning how to be a single woman again?

It is everything.


26 Responses to “Baby Step Number One”

  1. molly
    December 1st, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    Yay! Excited for you 🙂

  2. Mom-nom
    December 1st, 2011 @ 12:26 pm


  3. Erica Snipes
    December 1st, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    Smiling for you. Enjoy yourself! (and send us all an update later) 🙂

  4. Anonymous
    December 1st, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    You are awesome. See! It WAS an open door 😉

  5. Verna
    December 1st, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    Yay!! You’ll be awesome!!

  6. Wendy
    December 1st, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    Love to see you happy!

  7. Heather Griffitts Clark
    December 1st, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    Big grins! YEA!

  8. Roxanne Piskel
    December 1st, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    Love this.

  9. Mrs MidAtlantic
    December 1st, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    Woohoo! Love that well-deserved self esteem boost! Cheers!

  10. @TheNextMartha
    December 1st, 2011 @ 1:26 pm


  11. MaconMom
    December 1st, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    love the internal monologue!! So proud of you for saying what you did to open that door…. wooohooooo!

    Can’t tell you how excited I am for the baby step!

  12. Kristy
    December 1st, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    That’s awesome! BUT I’m a Duke fanatic and will profess my love for the Blue Devils to the ends of the earth, and somehow I’d say I’m a pretty darn intelligent person. So I’ll let that slide. 😉

  13. Law Momma
    December 1st, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    No. I’m sorry. It’s a proven fact. Dukies are not intelligent. 🙂 (from a Tar Heel, of course.) 🙂

  14. Alecia
    December 1st, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    alrighty! Way to go and way to start off the season girl!!! Being from NC, I understand the love/hate relationship among those ACC teams. I am a State fan (which has been nothing to talk about in recent years). Go Wolfpack!

  15. Chimomwriter
    December 1st, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    That’s awesome!

  16. Adrianne Farr
    December 1st, 2011 @ 6:06 pm


  17. Maria
    December 1st, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

    Good for you!!! Hope you have a wonderful time!

  18. Lesley
    December 1st, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

    Yea! So happy for you! Will be cheering you on 🙂 have fun!

  19. Carrie
    December 1st, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

    Let him close the doors for you, I am totally just kidding. Have a great time and keep us posted!

  20. Desi Payment
    December 2nd, 2011 @ 1:33 am

    This just made me smile! Good for you 🙂

  21. amy taormina
    December 2nd, 2011 @ 9:49 am

    awesome =)

  22. Stephanie
    December 2nd, 2011 @ 10:05 am

    Finally coming out of lurking just to let you know that I cheered out loud for you! 🙂 What a great step in the right direction. Have a great time!!

  23. Lola M.
    December 2nd, 2011 @ 2:56 pm


  24. Jana Anthoine
    December 2nd, 2011 @ 8:18 pm

    Yay!! Also, if he’s reading this: HAVE FUN! 🙂

  25. Anonymous
    December 2nd, 2011 @ 8:19 pm


    You hush your whore mouth! I should take this stupid post down. I’m a moron.

  26. Anonymous
    December 5th, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

    Enjoy! Even if nothing comes of it, you know that you are certainly a person worth having a drink with and getting to know better. 🙂

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