Happy New Year from our team at Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey & Sappe, LLP (FKC&S)! We hope you have a healthy and happy 2022.
What was the highlight of your holiday season?
On Christmas Day we revealed to each of our families the gender of our baby (due July 2022). We had a Christmas cake that was covered in gingerbread men and women and inside it was filled with BLUE M&Ms. Everyone thought it was going to be a girl. Boy, were they surprised! The video of the gender reveal will be something to be cherished for years to come and something we’ll be able to share with our little guy in the future. – Stephanie, Billing Supervisor
Visiting our daughter in Paris, where she is spending her junior year abroad, and celebrating Christmas in England with the whole family. – Terry, Attorney
Had a “Miracle on 34th Street” moment – closed on our home 12/22 after some hurdles. – Jeanne, Scheduling Coordinator
Spending time with family and friends. – Jo-Ann, Paralegal
Seeing my sister after her 3 months of chemo. – MJ, Legal Assistant
I really enjoyed spending time with my family. Due to COVID we were essentially home the entire break, so it was nice to have some relaxing family time. – Bain, Attorney
Spending time with my family despite COVID/quarantining. I am happy when we are all under the same roof knowing we are together and safe. – Anne, Legal Assistant/Receptionist
Experiencing Christmas through my grandsons’ eyes! – Patricia, Legal Assistant
I had two highlights to my holiday season. First, being “stuck” at home with my immediate family for Christmas as there were several COVID issues within the family and those with whom we were to celebrate. Second, I took a quick New Year’s weekend trip to Florida to see my mother and younger brothers, all of whom are doing well. The 70+ degree temps were wonderful. – Bill, Attorney
Do you have any favorite TV shows, movies or books that stand out to you from the last year?
My husband and I have been into crime documentaries. We like watching and analyzing the way the mind bends. As for movies, we love to laugh. We aren’t up on the latest movies, so I have no idea when these came out, but our go-tos if we really want to chuckle are “Game Night” and “Blockers.” As for books, I’m currently in the middle of “Set Boundaries, Find Peace” by Nedra Glover Tawwab. It’s like the boundary bible. It took me until my late 30s for me to realize that putting in a lot of effort to maintain certain challenging relationships did not make me a better person. Sacrificing my peace for people-pleasing only made me stressed, anxious and exhausted. Instead, eliminating or reducing the time I spend with toxic people allows me to be a more patient and loving person to those who need me most. Subtract from the chaos. Add more joy. It’s been a great tool for me — HIGHLY recommend. – Stephanie, Billing Supervisor
George Gershwin: “His Life and Work,” by Howard Pollack; “All Creatures Great and Small” on PBS Masterpiece. – Terry, Attorney
Enjoyed reading “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate and “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. There have been others, but these two stick out in my mind courtesy of the true historical events worked into the fiction. – Jeanne, Scheduling Coordinator
“The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield. – Jo-Ann, Paralegal
I’m addicted to “Married at First Sight”; I loved the book, “The Last Time I Was Me” by Cathy Lamb; and “The Railway Man” with Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman was a difficult movie for me to watch, but very good. – MJ, Legal Assistant
Since we were home, we were able to catch up on some TV shows. We finished the last season of “Money Heist.” The story is a bit far-fetched, but it is worth a watch. – Bain, Attorney
Netflix series “How to Get Away with Murder.” – Anne, Legal Assistant/Receptionist
“Seinfeld” re-runs. – Patricia, Legal Assistant
My go-to show for entertainment this year has been the Greg Gutfeld show (“Gutfeld!”), a late-night show that offers the host’s unique and funny perspective on news, current events, etc. – Bill, Attorney
Winter is officially here! Do you enjoy the cold/snow?
Not usually. But it’s been so incredibly warm so far that it hasn’t felt like winter, which is really odd and not good for the tick population or cold/flu season. Also, I don’t want my tulips and daffodils blooming too early, so I’m looking forward to a bit of cold weather. – Stephanie, Billing Supervisor
Generally, yes. – Terry, Attorney
I prefer the sun on my face and toes in the sand. – Jeanne, Scheduling Coordinator
No, not really – LOL! I love the beach and sun. – Jo-Ann, Paralegal
Snow is pretty, but I’d rather have my toes in the sand with a drink in my hand. – MJ, Legal Assistant
I enjoy the cold and snow. For Christmas, I got a new pair of snowshoes, so I am looking forward to some snow so I can try them out on a long hike. – Bain, Attorney
Yes, it is nice to light a fire, cook and relax with my family. – Anne, Legal Assistant/Receptionist
I do enjoy each season, I just wish winter was a little shorter. – Patricia, Legal Assistant
When I was younger, I enjoyed all the seasons, however I am no longer a fan of the cold and snow. Once my kids grew out of sleigh riding, snowboarding, snowball fights and making snowmen, I no longer find a compelling reason to go outside for leisure activities during the cold weather. I’d rather see 60+ degrees and calm winds so that I can be on a boat and fishing. – Bill, Attorney
What are you most looking forward to in 2022?
The arrival of our baby boy! – Stephanie, Billing Supervisor
More civility in public discourse and personal interactions. It probably won’t happen, but we can hope. – Terry, Attorney
An adventure with my sisters to Florida to see our parents. – Jeanne, Scheduling Coordinator
Becoming more happy, healthy and creative in my life – Jo-Ann, Paralegal
My sister being cancer-free! – MJ, Legal Assistant
I think it is too optimistic to look forward to an end to COVID this year; however, I am hoping that we are able to find ways to co-exist with it. – Bain, Attorney
I am looking forward to celebrating my daughter’s high school graduation and my son’s college graduation. Hopefully, there won’t be too many COVID restrictions imposed by then. – Anne, Legal Assistant/Receptionist
Spending more time with family and friends. – Patricia, Legal Assistant
An end to COVID-19 and its related restrictions on our work and leisure activities. – Bill, Attorney