Last week I had my final exam for my accounting class. This week, I was summoned for jury duty and my new accounting class started. In the interim, we attempted to have a stay-cation… we took lots of walks, hung out together, and even made it to the aquarium to see some sea-dragons. 🙂
Now, here I sit. I finished my final exam (I made an A in the class 🙂 ). I went through the process of jury selection, and was selected. I’ve watched the beginnings of a court case through the eyes of a juror (instead of watching it on tv). And I’ve started a new accounting class (my new photography class doesn’t start for another month or so).
Originally, I had the same visceral reaction we all probably have, of not wanting to be selected to sit in the jury box. But now that I have been selected, I am going to do my very best. Because, if I ever need to go to court, I sure as heck expect the jury to do their job. I am actually a bit excited to learn more about how a court proceeding happens, and what my job as juror entails. I have a very important role in these proceedings, I will give it all the concentration it deserves.
In all the hubbub of stressful situations, and being surrounded by lots of people all day, I now have a sore throat. 😕 Luckily, we, as jurors, have today off. Hopefully, I will be well by the next court session.
Sometime before my final exam, I ordered a macro lens for my camera, it arrived just after my photography class ended, but before my accounting final exam. I tinkered with it some, during study breaks, and it took some practice to get familiar with the new lens.
Most of my initial shots are crap, but over time, I began to understand what I needed to do to get some good photos. I plan to share some of those with you in upcoming posts. I also brought that lens with me to the aquarium, so I have some cool pics of fish and sea-dragons.
In other news, I continued to keep track of my calories, though the two days where I was in court it was a bit harder to figure out the numbers, but I’m doing my best to be accurate.
I lost 1.5 lbs during weeks 1 & 2 each (I lost 3 lbs total), but maintained my weight during week 3 (which is better than gaining). We are in week 4 currently, and I hope to continue making improvements in what I eat, how much I eat, and how much exercise I do. Speaking of exercise, it has been much easier to just walk to places (keeping track of mileage on my garmin) rather than make time for yoga or a jog, but I do hope to squeeze those into my schedule too.
I have also updated my about page, if you are interested.
That just about wraps up what’s been going on around here.
I have plans to make a German feast over the next few days, like I’ve done before, for Oktoberfest. We’ve started it up just a bit, with the limited time I had last week. I’ll show you pics of the yummy food we’ve had and the food I plan to create. 🙂
Minestrone Soup, in pictures
For now, I’ll leave you with a food-centric slide-show of me making a minestrone soup while playing with my new macro lens. Hope you enjoy.
My posts may get a bit more sporadic while I’m doing my civic duty (jury duty), but please stop by and see if I have a new post from time to time, will ya?
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Until next time…