THREE-TIME WINNER!

by grace on February 22, 2010

…of the NOT GOING TO JURY DUTY LOTTERY!!!!!

a couple months ago i got a notification for jury duty, and hoped that i wouldn’t actually be called.  but then, i got the letter…today was my FIRST OFFICIAL JURY DUTY DAY.

i had to go to the jury website and input my special secret juror number after 5:00 friday night – and it said NO JURY DUTY FOR YOU, LUCKY GAL!

it actually said that i didn’t have to go this morning, but i MUST CALL AT 11:15 a.m. to see if i’d have to go in the afternoon.

and again – NO JURY DUTY FOR ME!

then tonight after five i had to check once more…and NO JURY DUTY TOMORROW MORNING!!!

so, i’m a THREE-TIME WINNER!  WHOO HOO!

mom has been called for jury duty three times – that is, she’s actually had to go sit around in the county bldg, but she was never actually on a jury.  so hopefully that’s what would happen to me, if i do get called – but I’M FEELING LUCKY, so maybe i’ll dodge the bullet altogether.

meanwhile…a cold, gray, dreary monday…i went outside this morning and there weren’t even any geese out on the lake.

but…no snow, a good thing.  and actually, the grass looks brown and the yard, bare, but there is some leftover green grass out there.

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the view from the dock…nothing out there.

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the beach house looks good.  i heard it’s not going to be open this summer, which seems too bad.  somebody should turn it into a nice restaurant.

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and then i saw one lone duck swimming around.

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as i stood on the dock a while longer, i started seeing snow geese in the air.  it was hard to get a picture because they kept flying up into the clouds.

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i realize this picture looks like empty sky, but it wasn’t.  way beyond the beach house i could hear geese honking, and then i saw a few huge flocks of them, so high up there.  they were just barely visible, then they disappeared but i could still hear them honking.

it’s funny, being quiet and listening and watching, there was really a lot going on out there.  it reminded me of being on the queen mary II last summer, looking out at the vast expanse of water and seeing nothing.  but then, when i just watched, i saw a dolphin…then a few dolphins…then i started to see birds flying around and sitting on the water.  who knew that birds would be flying around so far out to sea?

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later i looked out and there was a squirrel.  mr. raccoon hasn’t showed up for a couple of nights, but the squirrel was very cute.

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finally some birds started to show up.  it looks like this cardinal is saying “are you gonna leave any of that for anybody else?”

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i put out some very hot leftover spanish rice and a piece of bread, but still no raccoon.  if he does show up for a midnight snack i’m afraid he’s just going to get a cold snack instead of a delicious hot meal.

ok then,

monday grace.

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