For once I had some luck. I still had to go in this morning (oh yay...$15 compensation!) amidst cold, drippy, misty raininess. BUT,
***I got to park at a metered space without paying a meter!
***the entire jury was released about 10 minutes after we were to report because the substance abuser pleaded guilty
***I didn't have to go to school
***I had time to buy my first Christmas present for 2008
***J.C. Penny does not carry any maternity clothes in Kokomo
***I actually popped in to say hi to the father-in-law or a few minutes after the jury was released (his office is right across the street from the courthouse, so it just seemed to be a nice little surprise)
***yummy leftovers and Pepsi (mmm) for lunch)
***a pair or sleeping rather than pesky felines
***finally (excited amidst all of the dread) starting the background research on the intimidating 25-page paper
***new James Bond movie and free dinner out tonight!
***if I get lucky...there might be some ice cream in my future, too! (culver's flavor-o-the-day: butter pecan, yummy)