Sunday, May 31, 2009

I'm Still Here

It's been a while, I know. I've been trying (and failing miserably) to get a number of things done, so blogging has fallen by the wayside.

I've had a couple jobs so far, the hurry-up-and-wait ordeal as well as what turned out to be a semi-interesting expulsion hearing. I admit that for a moment I didn't know what that was even though the word was right in front of my eyes. It's a hearing held at a school before expelling a student.

I can't get into details, obviously, but I will say I was quite concerned because the family of the child involved chose to proceed without hiring an attorney. Clients who represent themselves are generally nightmares to report, and I was suspecting my transcript to look like alphabet soup as a result. I was pleasantly surprised. Once the three adults accompanying the child decided on who'd be spokesperson, they did a fantastic job. They asked solid, coherent questions and pleaded the child's case well.

This week then took a turn for the worse. My uncle passed away on Thursday morning. His viewing is tonight and funeral is tomorrow.

Uncle B's health has been declining for some time, but his loss is still shocking. He was an extremely smart and funny man and one of those people you blindly assumed would live forever despite increasing frailty. My cousins and their children are heartbroken, and I wish there were more I could do for them.

I doubt I'll have much to add over the next week, so bear with me. Kryptonite's baptism is next Sunday, and I have a mountain of work to do. Take care of yourselves until then.


Cort said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. So sad. I don't think we're ever prepared to lose people we love.

Coffee Bean said...

I can see I need to be better at checking on your blog, my friend.

I am so sorry. Y'all are certainly in a similar boat to ours in the emotional upheaval department. I am praying for you.