Yesterday was an interesting day. We went to the courthouse and the courtroom we went to was PACKED. Even for a preliminary trial it was very packed. I almost didn’t get in to watch! But some people left and I got in.
It was very sad As we got there a kid, maybe 16 years old, came outside sobbing. Another man was with him, telling him he did a good job. The kid left, and a few minutes later an older couple came out with a few people, sobbing. I realized the kid must have been the victim’s son, and the older couple were her parents. I felt so bad for them- and the detective went over and asked if they needed anything, a drink perhaps? They declined but I think it was very nice of him.
Since court was already in session we couldn’t go in, so at the break me and another coworker who came to observe went and sat down. Then after that one by one they called the detectives (3), then a fingerprint examiner (from another facility who had a very good testimony), then my coworker who is a forensic evidence technician, and my coworker who is the DNA analyst went up. All gave good testimony. I realized all the people who were there in the sitting area were family and coworkers cuz they were staring DAGGERS at the defendant. I don’t blame them- he mutilated this woman and her SON is the one who found her. And to top it all off- his lawyer was asking for SECOND degree murder cuz he said it wasn’t premeditated! WHAT?! He went OVER to her house- beat her- THEN grabbed a knife from the kitchen and killed her with it! He had plenty of time to think about it. I didn’t even know but the worst part is she’d already broken up with him a month prior… She’d had dinner with him that night to see if he was “okay.” *sigh* If you break up with someone- DON’T DO THAT! Seriously specially if they were a violent person…
To me it made everything more real. Seeing the victim’s friends and family- and it made me know even more that what I am doing is definitely the right choice for me- if I can help convict someone who has killed or hurt someone, then I have done something to help. I was angry for them and sad for, and I can do something about it, I can make it so that person never kills or harms another person again.
Okay sorry to bug you all with the CSI stuff- but I couldn’t help it.
Dietwise blah- I’m not doing terrible BUT I’m not doing great. My weight is stable at 209 but I feel crappy, bloated, and tired. I know I have to get back on the bandwagon and that’s going to happen this weekend. I’m almost out of everything so tomorrow I’m going on a major shopping trip to stock up on supplies that I need. I plan to do a lot of cooking of stews that are SB friendly so I can eat better and get back on the bandwagon. Literally I have fallen off the bandwagon and into a ditch lol 😉 I told hubby this morning I need to exercise more than 2x a week for better weight loss and I plan to raise it up weekly. I want to work out everyday for the rest of this week, then next week do at least 3x again, then the week after 5x, and try to maintain a 5x a week workout schedule. Since my sister gets home at 6 and we don’t eat dinner till then, I will get in my workout from 5-6 pm. I WILL- not I will try… Wish me luck- send me some willpower dust 😉
Oh Linda and FP- yes the cookies were homemade- that’s why I couldn’t resist. They were sooo good- but that’s all behind me now. I’m even proud to say I have not eaten ANY of the 5 bags of candy I bought for halloween- YAY for me 😀 Even though my sister already opened one! I took the bags and hid them- even from her 😉
I was so drained last night (I think part of it was emotionally) that I went to bed at 9! My sister woke me up at 9:30 because there was a BUG in her room- i was like really you are 20…. My husband got up and took care of it. But seriously THAT annoyed me… :p I was like come on- throw a shoe at it or something!
Anyways- today isn’t too busy at work, going to check some equipment and make some kits, check on an order or two, then do some reading of the manual at work.
Sorry didn’t have any pictures today- but here is a picture of Cin and Broc- they are little buds now- but Broc still leaves him to come to me- she’s so funny she’s molting right now so yesterday I was rubbing my nose again her head cuz the new feathers that grow out are painful so she wants to be rubbed- and she didn’t move at all- puffed herself up and enjoyed it- when I would stop she’d make noises like hey mama don’t stop that feels GOOD.
Have a great weekend everyone! I’m off to read everyone’s blogs!