Today was a great day! Despite having an icky stomach and horrible headache for three days now, I am grateful today.
I had my court appointment for my “red light” ticket. I was really nervous about going to court. Though I heard it was not big deal, I have never gone before, well besides when I was in school and I went to “report” on various cases. I had never gone on behalf of myself. I didn’t know what to expect.
I have a friend whose father is a retired police officer. She told him about my situation, and he said he would call the courthouse to put in a good word for me. He called yesterday, and she told me that I would be speaking with a certain guy and that her dad said I should touch base with him. When I got to the counter, I asked to speak with that person and they did not know who he was. The guy had never heard of him. I was thinking Uh Oh, I’m sunk. But then I thought, oh well…I’ll just go in there and explain to the magistrate how I misjudged the light (the truth), and that I would like to have the offense lowered as to not get points (I have a clean record, and was told by many, this would help).
So I left the counter and went and sat in the waiting area for the Magistrate to call me in. Well, it felt like I was waiting forever. I was talking with another guy there who seemed to be a pro at fighting speeding tickets, lol. He was giving me a bit of the run-down. He said I may get called in to see the Prosecutor first. I was a lil freaked by that, but he said that was a “good thing” and that you could explain your case. Often it was the prosecutor he said that would let you off, or lower your offense.
As I was sitting there, a coworker walked in. Now that was funny, what are the chances that me and a coworker had the very same court times for our tickets. LOL. That was humorous.
I got the call into the Prosecutor’s office, and he told me he received a call about me yesterday and that today was my lucky day. He then asked me how lucky I wanted to be. I, of course, told him VERY LUCKY!!! 🙂 He said, “Ok, I’m going to dismiss your ticket.” I thought, really?? I was, and am, incredibly grateful!! I don’t really consider it luck though, I consider it answered prayer.
This prosecutor showed me GRACE! I deserved the ticket, I did. But he let me off. WHEW…thank the Lord. Now I do not have points, and I did not owe a thing. God is gracious, even when we are undeserving!!
I made my way to BodyBlade tonight, even though I wasn’t feeling so hot. It was ok, cuz BodyBlade is a lot lower key than boot camp. It was a good workout, just what my arms needed actually. 🙂
After that, I stopped by Planet Fitness to check them out. A friend and I are considering going there in the mornings before work. This means, I would be doing more of my workouts in the mornings versus evenings. This would free up some of my evenings for me, which would be good. However, I’d still have to go to boot camp and BodyBlade sometimes, cuz I just love those classes!
Carrot Cake Protein Bars
I just made a batch of carrot cake protein bars. Oh man, is it smelling good in here!! I probably shouldn’t dig in because I already had two of my chocolate ones a couple of hours ago. Bummer. Somehow you think cuz they are healthy, and protein you can justify eating the whole pan. LOL.
Gosh, I’ll be good I guess. I’ll just dream about them as my morning snack tomorrow. The way it smells in here though, I think my mouth is going to water all night! 😉
Oh, and I will post the recipe soon.