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Can’t Get my Sea Legs

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February 23, 2011 by Marj Hatzell

I’ve been on super pneumonia medication for three days now. And for three days I’ve had some awful vertigo. We’re not just talking dizzy here. We’re talking, room is spinning, feel like the floor is uneven. If I turn my head too fast, move my eyes too fast or move around the house too fast, whooooooaaaaa.

Even the old college trick of putting my hand on the wall to stop the spins? DOES NOT WORK. This must be what y’all feel like when you read my blog. GUFFAW.

And, for added pleasure, I was called for Jury Duty. YES WAY. I know, right? Because yesterday wasn’t enough fun. Just give me Jury Duty!  So I can sit there in an uncomfortable chair all day, waiting to be called, with two herniated discs. I think that would be great. AND!  It’s during a week when Bugaboo has off from school!  And it’s not like I could send him to daycare or anything. Sitters for Bugaboo are few and far between, yo. Could you picture him at some standard place? Swinging from ceiling lights, shoving himself in a bookcase, climbing under a rug.  Oy. So, if I get picked, I HAVE to have DH take that time off from work. I’m praying I get excused for that reason alone. There’s no way we can make it work. I tells ya, they only ever call me for Jury Duty when I either just had a new baby (both times I came home, the DAY I came home, a jury duty summons was waiting for me) or when Bugaboo has spring break. Sheesh. Get it together, courthouse!

Do you know how hard it is to type with a puppy head on your elbow? She ain’t getting the hint, either. How the heck can a super skinny dog like this possible have a head that weighs this much?

(Yes, I know. I jump around a lot. HELLO!  Where do you think my kids get their ADHD from, hmmm? Not like it came from a cereal box.)

I can’t wait to meet with the SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT today. While I have Vertigo. And am hacking up the remainder of my lung contents. Absosmurfly awesome.

 

10 thoughts on “Can’t Get my Sea Legs

  1. Penbleth says:

    Feel better soon.

    You should get off the jury duty. A little aside: several years back my father-in-law was called for jury duty and he wrote back that he looked after his disabled grand-daughter after school and he wasn’t called. It was a little naughty as MiL did the actually looking. This was in the days when I could still leave her with others.

    Best wishes.

  2. Amanda says:

    My favorite jury duty story was when my husband got a summons – while he was in Iraq. When I called to ask the courthouse if sending a copy of his orders would be enough, the lady on the other end asked me, “We should speak with him. Could you have him call us?” Um, NO. He was waiting in line for 2 hours for a 20min phone call with me (if the phone lines held out). He sure ain’t wasting that time on YOU courthouse lady. After 30 minutes and lots of repeating myself I finally got another person who understood what I was trying to tell them. Because, you know, it was so complicated to begin with.

  3. Erica says:

    And yet, you still produce far more than I do and I am the very picture of health! Dedicated to your craft, you are. 🙂

    I agree with Penbleth, the jury duty is an easy fix– either on the summons itself (some states you can just mail them back with your written excuse) or on the phone, you should be to state that you are the only caregiver of children from 8-5 during that particular week, and it would be financial hardship to make any other arrangements. I have done this at least 3x and never heard back anymore about it.

    Hope you feel better STAT!

  4. Lynn says:

    Yeah, you should have no problem getting out of even showing up for jury duty. I’d like to have been a fly on the wall for that meeting…hee.

  5. joeinvegas says:

    Just check the box saying ‘please delay for a few weeks’. Or repeat after me: “my brother was arrested for exactly the same thing by those *&^%^$ cops”

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