Friday, January 23, 2009

18 Problems

David has a profound post (as always) about life's problems. Which puts my own minor complaints into perspective.

But I have no perspective on this: Eleven other jurors and I were faced with 18 problems this week. Not our own insignificant problems like juggling our schedules for the jury duty, but eighteen counts of rape, attempted rape, lewd and lascivious acts, and corporal punishment. Three minor victims, all of whom testified.

It's over. Guilty on all counts. I don't want to go there anymore.

I need to hear something good now. Please, tell me something good that happened to you this week.

UPDATE: Something that happened to you personally. Not the inauguration, because that good thing happened for all of us.


barbra said...

The Bush family flew away in a helicopter and the Obama family moved into the White House.

RIGHT NOW, I am baking a cake for my daughter's 6th birthday party (tomorrow evening). She chose to have one layer of strawberry and one layer of cherry chip, covered in white frosting. She wants me to draw pajamas all over the cake with frosting.

smalltownmom said...

I've got one, myself.

I saw a rainbow at 4:00 this afternoon. No leprechaun, though.

Jen on the Edge said...

Damn. Barbara said what I was going to say. I second that.

The Guider said...

My daughter came 16th in cross country trials and qualified for the next round (top 20) when she didn't think she would. She also moved from Brownies to Guides and simply by changing t-shirt from yellow to navy looks 2 years older.

My son learned the letter q, meaning he can now write all 26 letters, though he does not get my sense of completion as to him it is all about learning 48 phonic sounds .

I caught up with a great friend (even though it means we now have no milk in the house because I ran out of time to shop, so I am drinking my coffee black). And my gorgeous nephew turns 1 in a few days time.

Aly @ Lip Zip said...

Something good...We toured a Mom's Day Out preschool program for my little one to attend one day a week. Despite my objections to letting him out of my sight for 4 hours once a week, he willingly walked in to mingle with his future classmates and could've cared less if I was there. (Bittersweet.)

As for me? I spent 2 hours on the couch Wednesday night watching Lost. A very rare treat that I blow off everything to watch TV. I could get use to this.

Here's hoping you have lots of something goods happening to you next week!

dkuroiwa said...

Something good? Oh I have a great one....on Tuesday, I teach a class in a place where I rent the room. Last week, I paid for the last three months room fee and then gave the owner some peanut butter-chocolate chip cookies as a "thank you" for being so nice. This week, during my class, someone knocks on the door and a lady sticks her head in..."Debbie? These are for you from {the lady who owns the building}." and she handed me a most beautiful little bouquet of flowers...sweet peas, Gerber daisies (my favs) and pink roses. I just stood there and teared up...."there's a note." she's then says. The flowers were a "thank you" for the cookies...she has been so busy and it had been so long since she had eaten anything really homemade, the cookies were THE bright spot of her week.
Hey...i just told you TWO things...hers AND mine!! :-D

I hope that someone RAKs deserve it after sitting through a case like that!!

Vanessa said...

How awful! I can't imagine sitting through a trial like that. Something good that happened to me this week: I had the pleasure of giving a massage to one of my favorite clients and she had TWO referrals for me. SQUEEE!

Anonymous said...

I made homemade chicekn salad, homemade chicken noodle soup and a homemade butterscotch pie this weekend. It was all good!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Wow--I have not been on a trial like that, but have heard from a friend on a murder trial how incredibly draining it was.

Good news--since I brought the hammer down on my teens for general disrespectfulness and took away all that is enjoyable in life (PS3 and cell phones), life is so much better.

Memarie Lane said...

I got triple chocolate roasted macadamia nut muffins on sale! They were very good! :D

Louise said...

Before something good I have to tell you that my husband was a juror about a year ago. Every day when he came home he hugged the girls harder than he every had. He didn't' want to let them out of his site. We usually do not realize the absolute evil that is out there every single day.

The good things for me this week (although this was last week for you) are that 3 things got canceled, so my life isn't so stressful. One of those was art classes yesterday, so it was really, a WHOLE lot less stressful!