I thought I would take the opportunity today to ramble a bit about life. Sorry folks, no recipes until Monday! I’ll get to that roasted chicken I mentioned then. :)
Last week, I finally got sworn in to the State Bar of Georgia!
So that was pretty exciting. I found out that I passed the February Bar Exam back at the end of May. But I’m now officially licensed to practice in Florida and Georgia. Well, once I get those dues paid, that is.
As a side note, since we told Judge Cato (above right – the one who definitely looks like a Judge), I figure I can break the news to the world. Remember this little kitty? The one we brought home from the courthouse?
So cute I can hardly stand it! That was Wallace at 7 weeks. He’s gotten much bigger and cat-like since then. :(
Anyway, what I failed to tell everyone on this here blog is why we named him Wallace. He was a courthouse stray kitty, so I wanted to name him something court-related. Wheat suggested Judge, but that just didn’t roll off the tongue very well. Then, a switch flipped and a light came on: “What’s Judge Cato’s first name?” And so the kitty became “Judge Wallace Cat-o.” Judge Cato swore Wheat’s dad, Wheat, and now me in to the State Bar of Georgia in that very court room, and happens to be the only Judge I really know in Decatur County, so it’s definitely a gesture of respect. In addition, I love people names on animals, and Wallace is a pretty darn good one. Plus, Cato (pronounced Cay-toe) is too easy to change to Cat-o. It was meant to be.
So now you all know the real story of how Wallace got his name. Judge Cato took it as well as could be expected, and I think found it pretty funny, as he told a couple of cat stories of his own. Funny cats for the win!
In other, blog-related, news, you may have noticed since yesterday my new blog header here or on Facebook!
My friend Nikki Rich made it for me, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! She used her graphic design expertise to turn my doodles (created while I was
studying procrastinating for the bar exam in January) into exactly what I envisioned! It is a far cry from my graphic design skills (please note that it’s on the back of a flash card).
Thank you SO much, Nikki!
A couple days ago I got some recipe mail from my aunt (Lala). I absolutely love it when she sends me handwritten family recipes. They’re almost always ones from my Grannie, who was SUCH a good cook. Her biscuits were the absolute best! I have very fond memories of her making an insane amount of biscuits for family gatherings (we had biscuits at her house no matter what time of day the meal was) and she would leave them all spread out on the washer and dryer until she was ready to bake them. Us grandkids would do our very best to sneak by and pinch off bits of biscuit dough when no one was looking, and then gets lots of “raw dough isn’t good for you” fussed at us. However, this deterred us very little indeed. Biscuit dough is still one of my favorite sneaky treats ever. Funny how a pinch of dough brings back so many memories!
It makes them even more special to get a note to go along with them. I plan on practicing my biscuit-making skills this weekend. Wheat is obviously super bummed about this news. #psych
We had an office party (that I planned) on Monday night after work which I’ll post about on Monday (you may have already seen snippets on Instagram), but other than that, it’s been a quiet and very relaxing week. I’ll be back on Monday to tell you all about our office party at Sweet Grass Dairy and the cake I baked for it! We’ll get to that roasted chicken at some point…
I hope everyone has a thoroughly wonderful weekend!