On Friday I had Jury duty for the first time in my life. It was interesting. After sitting in a large theater type room for about 2 hours I was called with a group of 64 other people to potentially sit on a jury for the 351st Court. We left the theater room, had to wait for about half an hour in a freezing cold underground tunnel that leads to the next building over, and then crammed 20 ppl at a time into elevators that took us up to the 14th floor. Once there we had to wait in the hallway even more, with no chairs. Good thing I brought a book. But the entire situation did NOT help the sore/pinching neck issue I'd been having all week. Finally we were let into the court where the judge explained for 2 hours what would be expected of us if we were chosen for the jury. It was interesting, however I'm absolutely certain it could have been condensed down into 1 hour instead. Then we broke for lunch and reconvened an hour later back in the hallway, where we once again sat for over half an hour while we waited for them to let us back in. Once we reentered the courtroom the judge informed us that the defendant, after staring at a room full of 65 people waiting to judge him, changed his mind and decided to have the judge, not a jury, rule on his case. So we were dismissed. It was a lot of sitting in uncomfortable places and waiting and by the time I got home my neck was MISERABLE. I swung by the grocery store on my way home and we then proceeded to just vegge out the rest of the night. I was exhausted.
This is my inspiration picture for my 2nd stained glass project and in addition to getting all of my own tools, I also got to pick out my glass colors. I can't wait to start working on this new project! When I got home I buttered, seasoned and wrapped 15 cobs of corn in foil, grabbed the Wazoo necklaces I had completed, and walked with Pandora over to our friend's house for our weekly Game of Thrones viewing party and pot luck dinner. We got there early so Pandora could play with my friend L's absolutely ADORABLE little 8-week-old German Shepherd puppy, Brew (see above)! Little Brew is definitely a handful, but he was just so darn cute! Pandora was too fast for him still, and Pandora is a total toy hog too, but they seemed to get along quite well otherwise and proceeded to wear each other out. I took Pandora home and gave her dinner then ran back over to our friend's house to eat a delicious pot-luck meal and watch the season finale of GoT. A little bummed the season is over already...
prosciutto wrapped peach salad (without ricotta) and I highly recommend it! It was super flavorful and actually quite easy to make. My digestive system is already calming down a bit, the effects of food really are quite amazing!
(Wazoo picture from here)