for a jury trial… should take place the week after thanksgiving. I actually knew something (several things) of one of the four cases and didn’t think I could be impartial. Lesson learned? Reading the paper can excuse you from a jury panel. One guy got selected for three jury panels! Glad I only got the one.

How much knitting did I get done while waiting for selection of 4 criminal jury panels?
about 106 rows on the second sleeve, from the ribbing to the needles

The blue baby sweater is finally blocking

Someplace I have some lovely blue glass heart buttons that I got when the LYS closed. Or maybe the white shell hearts… will see when the sweater is dry.

What did the kiddo want to do on his 12th birthday?
play nerf darts with 2 of his buddies, against dad… who roped me into joining his team

These pics are fuzzy, lots of action going on! We were up the hill at one of the cemetaries.
darts hanging off of dad’s hat

Then back home for cake
that’s a wolf on the cake… in case you couldn’t tell…

It’s official! I start the new job on Monday. Information Manager for the program. One of the (many) things I’ve been doing is writing our new website… hoping it will be up and going by Jan 1, because the one we have is woefully out of date.

Thank you all for your thoughts. His mom and mine are still friends. As a parent, I can think of no worse thing.

These things seem rather trivial in comparison, but the next three phone calls I received were these:

  • problems with my niece’s ears and discord in her parent’s marriage,
  • another niece (14 and hanging with the ‘wrong’ crowd) ran away from home… they know where she is but didn’t for a day or so, and
  • my intern is in the hospital… she had surgery for a badly burst appendix. It’s five days since the surgery and she is still there

Seems that was the end of suprises. For which I am glad. Hope your surprises are of the happy variety!

8 Responses so far

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    November 14, 2007 @ 9:03 pm

    Oh my – quite a time. Glad to hear that you had a birthday party thrown in to lighten things up a bit.

    Kind of amazing how much knitting you got done at the courhouse. Makes me wonder what other people to do keep from going crazy waiting like that….

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    Julie said,

    November 15, 2007 @ 7:01 am

    Sounds like you’ve had your share of bad news for quite a while!

    I’m one of the weirdo’s who want to be chosen for jury duty, but have never been called.

    Happy Birthday to the kiddo :)

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    Chris said,

    November 15, 2007 @ 8:34 am

    Congrats on the new job!! But dang, I hope everything else gets sorted out ok.

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    Emily said,

    November 15, 2007 @ 11:55 am

    Nerf darts are fun! Happy Birthday kiddo!

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    Cathy-Cate said,

    November 15, 2007 @ 7:05 pm

    That’s a heap o’jury selection knitting, and the buttonless blue baby sweater looks so lovely. With buttons it will be spectacular.
    Given my Preteen’s Halloween costume and her pushing, pushing, pushing to grow up fastest, I’m not sure I needed to hear the news about the 14-year-old. That’s so scary. Everyone thinks it won’t happen to their kid, but that just ain’t true.
    Starting a new job is much better news. Here’s hoping it continues to go very well!

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    Jennifer said,

    November 15, 2007 @ 7:15 pm

    I’m loving the way the baby sweater is turning out!

    Boy, you’ve had heaps of bad news. I hope things get better from here on! It’s so sad about your friend who lost hope in life. I really feel for his mother. I don’t even want to fathom the loss of a child.

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    Kate said,

    November 16, 2007 @ 8:38 am

    Happy Birthday to your son, and congrats on the new job. The Program looked fine, you’ve got my husband’s dreamjob.
    The babysweater is so nice, and I wish you a peaceful weekends without some tragic phonecalls.

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    keri said,

    November 16, 2007 @ 9:37 am

    Congrats – so happy for you! Hope everything else sorts itself out soon.

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