I'm back. I hope you missed me. My schedule has definitely been chaotic the past few weeks. And I'm still on call for more jury duty. I like a set schedule, so I'm feeling quite unsettled.
I always thought jury duty would be fun and interesting. Well, the interesting part is right. The fun...not so much. When you're actually on a jury, you realize what a solemn responsibility it is. It has been great seeing our legal system at work, but being an actual part of the decision making process is extremely stressful. I was on one criminal case and one civil case. On the criminal case I was actually the foreperson. This trial tore me up, taking its toll on me emotionally and physically. I would be sick every night to the point of vomiting and in tears, even for a few days afterward. Now that it's all over, I still cry when I think about it. Did I make the right decision? Did I possibly miss some tiny detail that could have been important? Honestly, I do believe this case will haunt me for the rest of my life.
Moving on to some fun... I am definitely looking forward to this weekend. I got Landon the cutest little outfit to wear. One nice thing about jury duty is the LONG lunch break and the fact that the mall is just one block from the courthouse. On Saturday we're planning a big family breakfast, a visit to the cemetery and the flea market, followed by a late afternoon cookout. I'm sure we'll pull out the firepit too...you can't start the summer season off without S'mores.