In With a Bang

Well December has come in with a bang here–first of all, my sister-in-law delivered a healthy baby boy in the wee hours of the morning, so that makes me an aunt again!  I’ve only seen one photo, but Josiah Perrin Wright is definitely a cutie.

Also, on a less positive, I think I’ve identified the major side effect from which I will suffer while I’m on Drug D.  It is less disruptive than inability to sleep, but no more enjoyable, and falls firmly in the quarter of Too Much Information For The Public. I’m still debating whether or not to call the doctor now or wait a few weeks to see whether the effect fades as my body adjusts to the new drugs.

Finally, a few weeks ago I received a summons to jury duty for the county with instructions to call the magic phone number on the night before my scheduled date to be sure I needed to report.  I do.  I have to be there early, and I have to deal with rush hour traffic and the potential of snow falling overnight, and in general I’m having a good time being dramatic and grumpy about the whole thing.  I do not relish the idea of sitting in a room all day waiting to be picked or not be picked, especially since I have real life things to catch up on at home, things that I put off all last week because I was finishing my manuscript!  I suspect the chairs will be uncomfortable.  That alone should give me the prerogative to be grumpy.

At any rate, I will not be around tomorrow on any of my usual internet haunts and, if I get picked to serve on a jury, I might be scarce for a few days, juggling time at the courthouse with handling things at home that usually get done at a more leisurely pace.

So, if I’m not around, I wish you all a lovely week.

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