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Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Moment..

I'm exhausted.  Going to bed soon.  A momentous week caught up with me this evening.

As fantastic as my Friday night was, I stayed up too late to get up (four hours later) for a full day with my mom at Disneyland (getting in bed about midnight.)  Sunday was quiet, restful puttering with the watering and laundry.

Monday I had jury duty.  I was confident I would not be chosen.   In 2009 I did a 99-day Criminal Grand Jury and one of the lawyers said that one benefit of that service was that no defense attorney would ever let us on a criminal jury.

He was wrong.

Jury selection was finished about 3:30 Monday and we spend the next 1.5 hours hearing testimony - complete with video - of a very violent arrest.  Tuesday was more testimony.  Yesterday was deliberation and we came to a verdict finally about 3:30.  It was intense and exhausting.

Then today I got to school - after a three-day absence - to a day of lectures.  Tomorrow will be the same.  And then there was a one-hour meeting after school.

I could barely put one foot in front of the other to get into the house.  I gave up trying to get anything done (not even dinner) and stretched out on the bed.  Only to be roused up again by the dog wanting dinner, and then a lengthy visit outside to toilet.

And then I scrolled into this.

Spirit restored.  I nearly peed myself.  Had to watch it twice.

THEN a friend sent me to the original.

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