Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The Mighty Ducks

My homecoming was delayed this afternoon. I brake for ducks. Seriously! Not like in the children's classic by Robert McCloskey, . These weren't babies, but full-grown ducks and they were crossing the road! In a row!

Ah, life in a small town.

I've received a jury duty notice. I know my civic duty. I pay my taxes. I vote. I obey the law. But man, could it have come at a worse time?

I've gotten the notice several times since we moved here (and in previous lives as well), but have actually had to really, truly go once. I was many months pregnant with the younger kid, so it's been more than 26 years.

Here's how it works: I'm assigned a "jury pool" number (114, in this case). At 5:30 (in 45 minutes) I call this number and get a recorded message that I am excused and thankyouverymuch or I get parking instructions and a time to report. Update: "Jury panels for Thursday, September 8, are not required to report. Thank you for your willingness to serve. This is a recording." :whew:

Come to think of it, two days respite would have been kind of nice. . .

I reached the halfway point with the shrug:

It's the exact halfway point. I took out the provisional cast on and I am ready to go in the opposite direction.

And I am halfway done with the August mittens (I know, shut up!) using the seamless pattern in the Fall 2005 Family Circle Easy Knitting.

I will say that it's very well and clearly written, but the directions are in only 3 sizes, child, woman, man (7"/10"/11" from wrist to tip). For what I'm doing (community knitting), that's okay. People knitting for specific hands might need to recalibrate or choose another pattern.
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that shrug is just scrumptious! love the color. and btw, check my blog post from yesterday. i did the meme thing, lol.
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