I have been in document review overload at work these last several days, dictating summaries and deciding which documents to hand over to plaintiffs’ attorneys’ grubby hands. (I am a defense attorney and proud of it!) And so, although I have made time for making jam — my new obsession!! — I have not yet had the time to craft the kind of post that I want to dedicate to that effort. But it will come . . . after I make my way through these 20,000 pages of documents.
Recently, at a deposition, I was chatting with the opposing attorney about weekend plans. I said I had plans to make strawberry jam. He remarked that such activity seemed “incongruous with being an attorney.” Those were his exact words, and I was delighted to respond: “I know it is, and that’s why I do it.” Making jam is old-fashioned, slow and wholesome — the opposite of litigation. 🙂
My pursuit of balance continues, although my actual state of balance may not.