Posted on | December 6, 2011 | 33 Comments

Oh where to begin.

I have had the most epic awesomeness of a day in the history of epic awesome days.

It started out slowly, just trying to get things in line for my mediations.  Around 10:30, my boss summoned me to her office which made me … slightly nervous.  But wait, what was this? A smile? A raise?? A BONUS?! Yeah.  That just happened.  Just in time for me to head out to my first of three mediations for the afternoon.

I left the office with a smile on my face, assuming that no date would go forward but totally okay with it because, I got a bonus.  And I could use it to buy a date if need be.  Only cute opposing counsel got there and was adorable and confirmed that we were, in fact, on for drinks following the mediation.

And then he made me laugh via email during the mediation while we were tucked in our separate rooms and then we drove just out to Chili’s for beer at the bar, which he bought, after pulling out my chair and holding the door open for me.  He was funny and charming and just a touch dorky which made him so much more endearing.  And I was awkward and clumsy and weird and strange and somehow, inexplicably, he said he’d like to do it again.

And then I went home and suffered through what can only be called death by over smiling. In the very best ways possible.

Just when it seems that everything is falling apart, a promise is fulfilled, a rainbow appears and I am embraced by reminders that I am worthy of being admired and respected, and bonused, and dated, and you know what? Happy.

I am worthy of happy.

And so are you.

Happy Tuesday!!


33 Responses to “Happy”

  1. R's Mom
    December 6th, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    You are so very worthy of being happy!

    And I am so happy for you…I can almost feel you grinning through your post, and that is awesome.

    (and p.s. the bonus is also awesome…congrats!)

  2. Bjhamill
    December 6th, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

    oh yay!! Yay for slightly dorky over-educated guys who pull out chairs! I’m tellin’ ya, they’re the best. Maybe because they know they can’t pull off “cool”, so they just act like gentlemen and hope for the best. Oh, just yay! And yay on the bonus! What a Tuesday huh? You rock, sister.

    You may post about sheets again.

  3. @TheNextMartha
    December 6th, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

    Yes. This is awesome.

  4. Mrs MidAtlantic
    December 6th, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    This IS happy!!! Woohoo!!!

  5. Madonna
    December 6th, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    I can’t remember how I even found your blog, but after reading today’s post, I was SO happy for you! Even happier to read about the “just a beer” with the opposing counsel. Smile away! You deserve to be happy!

  6. Christy Gould
    December 6th, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    Echoing Madonna — I can’t remember how I found your blog either, but I’ve followed your ups and downs. This brought a huge smile to my face. You deserve it! Yay!

  7. Christy
    December 6th, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

    Echoing Madonna — I can’t remember how I found your blog either, but I’ve followed your ups and downs. This brought a huge smile to my face. You deserve it! Yay!

  8. Amber
    December 6th, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    Yay! Go you! Sounds like a great day!!

  9. aw
    December 6th, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    yayyyyyy i am so happy for you! sounds like an amazing day. now remember, there are many, MANY more waiting for you! xo

  10. Amy T
    December 6th, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    atta girl!

  11. Elizabeth
    December 6th, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    YAYYYY!!!! Death by smiling IS the best thing ever. And the story of your fabulous day just might kill me the same way, by default. So very, very happy for you!

  12. Lawmhcgirl
    December 6th, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    Yay law momma!!!!!! This post is awesomesauce.

  13. Anonymous
    December 6th, 2011 @ 10:18 pm

    Love it and love you!

  14. Erica Snipes
    December 6th, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

    This is the best.post.ever! Well, one of them anyway! You have always, and will always be, worthy of happy!!!!

  15. Heather Griffitts Clark
    December 6th, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

    Two thumbs up, girl!

  16. Alecia
    December 7th, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    Yay! You deserve a happy day like this! Way to go!

  17. MaconMom
    December 7th, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    Now, that is a GREAT day! Awesome, Awesome, Awesome Congrats on the bonus and beer!
    So incredibly happy for you!

  18. Ponywriter
    December 7th, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    What a great day!

  19. Amy
    December 7th, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    wonderful 🙂

  20. Kristinayellow
    December 7th, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    I’m smiling so big right now! What a fabulous day for you…glad you got some happiness and positivity. The rain certainly brings the rainbows…and you deserve it! Thanks for sharing the hope…HUGS

  21. rynerman
    December 7th, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    So much awesome! A bonus in this economy? Awesome! A date with an attractive slightly dorky guy? Awesome!

  22. Type A Nightmare
    December 7th, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    whoohoooooo!!!! I’m so excited for you! What an awesome day!

  23. Dawn
    December 7th, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    I came across your blog a few weeks ago…I first liked it as a fellow mom of a toddler and attorney. But now I find myself so looking forward to the posts because of the way you have no fear in showing your true, raw emotions. Your blog is definitely a must read for me!! Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us. And YAY on your bonus and date :). Awesome!!


  24. Lola M.
    December 7th, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    I’ve been dreaming of such a chance meeting and a date for four years and you give me hope that one day it will happen. I am so happy for you!

  25. Rachel D
    December 7th, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    Despite the fact that we’ve never met, this post made my day 10x brighter. You have been slogging through some tough days and I am so very glad to read that you had a little unexpected happiness!!! You deserve it!

  26. kt
    December 7th, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    I’m sooo excited for you 🙂

  27. Roxanne Piskel
    December 7th, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    So much happy.


  28. Carrie
    December 7th, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

    WHOOOOO! You totally got this!

  29. LindseyW
    December 7th, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    I’ve never commented on here before and I’ve only been reading for about 3 months but I seriously feel like I’ve known you for years. You are such a great writer and always paint such a vivid picture of exactly what you are feeling and going through. As I was reading this, the smile on my face kept growing bigger & bigger! I’M SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Can’t wait to read all about the next “date”. And yes, I said “DATE”, because you, my friend… are officially dating!! YAY 🙂

  30. Rebecca
    December 7th, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    YEAH!!! Congrats! So HAPPY for you!

  31. Jennifer Williams
    December 8th, 2011 @ 12:10 pm


  32. Karey
    December 9th, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    This makes me so happy!

    For YOU!



  33. Stephanie Doyle
    December 14th, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    Reading this post put a big smile on my face. I am so glad that after such a rough year that you got to be completely happy on that day and wear a big ole grin. 🙂

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