Monday, August 30, 2010

insert "jury" joke here

Last week was a whirlwind of action. I went to the doctor, the dentist, and the eye doctor, and I am pleased to report that all of my body parts are functioning satisfactorily, if imperfectly. I ordered a fancy new kind of contact lense and was sorely tempted to schedule a fancy $600 teeth whitening procedure (but I didn't). We can only afford so much fancy at one time. See also: my teeth would be whiter if I didn't drink so much coffee.

I also went up against the man and prevailed. You see, a couple of weeks ago, I got a jury duty summons. I was due to report to court today. I had resigned myself to just going, but then Jason reminded me that I'm not technically a California resident, and therefore not obligated to serve. Because Jason's home of record with the Navy is Massachusetts, we pay taxes there and our various civic duties are owed to the commonwealth. All I had to do was fax some paperwork over to the county courthouse, and I was off the hook. Woohoo! An unobstructed workweek for me. Hmm, maybe I shouldn't be so excited about that...

Over the weekend I did some relaxing, but also some exercising, some cleaning, and some grocery shopping. It was my last weekend as a boat widow, so I wanted to get things in order around here before the husband hurricane returns.

I hung some pictures in the living room and in the hall outside our bedroom:

Owl print by Happy Doodle Land, wedding pictures by Jamison Wexler.

I had to evict the barn spider from the web she had strung from our patio roof overhang all the way over to her original web on the sliding door. I felt bad destroying her hard work, but there are plenty of other places for her to build a web that don't involve me inhaling it every time I go outside. You can't see the web in the picture, but she's hanging in the center of it. It was strung perpendicular to the two wind chimes. It was huge!

Had I left it there, this is what I imagine would have happened to me eventually:

Oh, and one more thing. These guys:

funny pictures of cats with captions

Look like my guys when they were little:


Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Your photos look adorable on the wall! Nice job. THe kitty pictures are so cute too!

Angela Noelle said...

Oh wow, that's a very productive weekend!! Glad that your husband is coming home soon :)

Bev said...

Cute kitties! I don't "do" spiders though, so I'll take your word for the coolness of Charlotte's web. *shiver*