Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Jury Duty

Yes, it has caught up with me - my first time on Jury Duty! Today was the first mind numbing day! Actually I am glad I am doing this for the experience it affords. And the great people watching! I've never had much dealing with courts and that whole process, so this is all new to me! I'm glad I brought a book, as I spent much of the day buried in it! We did have some excitement, though! There was a fire drill! A thousand people exiting the building with fire trucks screaming through the streets! Garnered us a nice, long lunch hour! The pastor's wife is also on Jury Duty these two weeks and we were able to spend some time together and even have lunch! I'm surprised at how exhausted I am, though! I finally got assigned to a court only to be told to come back tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m.!! One day down, and counting! Somehow I'll have to find some time to go to the church and crank out a bulletin! One day at a time, though, one day at a time!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Northwest Beauty!

Wow! When it is nice here, it is really nice! I got some yard work done yesterday which was much needed! There is plenty to do yet, but I made a little progress! It was nearly 80 today which was a treat! I had a sewing project to work on, but enjoyed the day none the less. We went for a drive after dinner along the waterfront and then out to Pt. Defiance's 5 Mile Drive. It was so relaxing and was a promise of more to come! This was another great week-end!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

This has been the best Mother's Day week-end in a long time! Friday night everyone, and I mean everyone went to the Rainiers baseball game! The little ones had a great time and Hannah even stayed awake for the fireworks! Saturday we all went up to Great-grandma's place where her other son and wife joined us for pizza! We used the little "tea room" that is available to the residents and had a great visit. We were outside most of the time. Little John was enthralled with the ants crawling around and spent plenty of time catching them and sharing them with everyone! Today I got to talk to all three of my sons, all the other grandchildren and my daugher-in-law. It is also the oldest granddaughter's 14th birthday so it was a great day all around! Sometimes you just need to have a streak of good things happen, you know?! I just have to thank the Lord for blessing me these past few days! Awesome!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Look! A sun break!

Yes, the sun is taking a break from shining on some fortunate souls and is putting in a very brief, but welcome appearance! It is a little weak, like a half-hearted smile, but I think I'll run up to the mailbox now - while I still can!