Random Thoughts Tuesday

Day 2 – Jury Duty

Not needed. Check for Wednesday.

Boy nothing can deflate a human’s ego than to be told you aren’t needed. In this case it is a mixed blessing. It’s raining like crazy out so I’m glad I do not have to walk a block in the rain, even with my handy dandy golf size umbrella — because you know you still get wet no matter how big the umbrella.

Besides, I have plenty to do at my day job getting fall duties taken care of before admissions season begins. Lots of folks are counting down the days until Christmas, that only reminds me I have T-days until application deadline. But it is all good. I enjoy my day job and that is what matters the most.

Until tomorrow…

Monday, Monday

First off let me say I have never served on a jury duty before and so I am eager to do so for the experience as well as serving my community. I will try to make my posts humorous and nondescript.

Day 1 – Jury Duty

Report between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Okay so I go. I find the parking garage. I hike to the correct building and find the room location. I stand in the long line for check-in, get my parking validated, and them I get directed to the waiting area. It’s a long hallway with 60 people and the chairs are spaced out in groups. There is even a room (must be for deliberation) filled with folks waiting. We wait. And we wait. Finally we are told we are dismissed, check back tonight about whether to report tomorrow.

What a way to start a Monday morning. I’m not complaining. It was frustrating for those who were waiting, some were walking the hallway ( I was reading so I was fine ), but it was also frustrating for the Court Clerk who was in charge of us. She’d had to check us all in, sign work excuses, stamp our parking only to let us go with the promise of maybe tomorrow.

The problem I encountered today was I had never parked in that parking garage before. I consider myself to have a good sense of direction but I must not have been paying attention as I circled the levels because I had trouble getting out. I ended up circling one level twice because I didn’t notice I needed to turn right instead of left to get on the correct level to exit. I blamed this all on the fact I parked down a level instead of going up. I always go up when I park in a garage. I should have done it this time too.f parking down a level instead of going up when I entered the garage. Next time I’ll get there earlier and go up.

Monday Monday

It’s ragweed time in Tennessee. Boo hiss! I’ve heard of some many allergy sufferers (myself included) who have been having a horrible time of it lately because ragweed pollen is extremely high. I do not like spending my weekends with a headache that will not go away. Feeling like I need to take a nap, but when I lay down I can’t fall asleep. Or if I am asleep not being able to wake up to fully function through the day.

That was my weekend. I had to cancel my plans to meet up with a friend for lunch (but it turned out she was in the same boat as me). Hopefully things will be better this coming weekend and we can get together then.

Writing did not happen. One, because I didn’t feel like sitting at the computer and two, when I did feel like it my muse did not. So I worked on my crochet project and watched TV.

T. G. I. F. Friday

It’s football time again! Tailgate parties. Friday night lights at the high schools. Pep rallies. Band practice and competition. So many memories and new ones to make. What is it about this time of the year that takes you back to your younger days? Hanging out with friends. Going for pizza after the game. Then on Monday morning, hearing about the wild parties that happened over the weekend?

Sometimes I think that my son, who is a teenager, is missing out on these activities. He’s such a home body. He enjoys nothing more than to be in front of a computer, and if he is not, then he makes due with his smart phone. Reading, texting, playing games.

Sometimes I think I missed out on a lot by not being the partying type. I never was one to let go. I was more reserved. I never felt I truly belonged there. I didn’t drink, or smoke. But then I look at my life now and how I’m more comfortable in who I am and realize that I didn’t miss out on anything.

My son is happy doing what he does so why should I worry about him missing out. Because I’m a mom and it’s my job to worry I guess. LOL.

Have an awesome weekend! I plan to hanging out with my kiddo.

Rumor Has It Wednesday

August has been a blur. Too much going on in preparation for the Fall semester starting at my day job to write a post. Not that I didn’t think about it because I did. But thinking is all I did. LOL.

Juli Alexander has a new release, have you heard?  Book 1 in the Paxton Private Investigation series went live late last night (EST) on Amazon even though it shows an August 31 date. You may have already got this one if you purchased the Daring Hearts box set last month.

Have you heard the terrible news? Secret Cravings Publishing has closed its doors. Wishing Sandy Sullivan and all the SCP authors the best as they decide where to go from here. Many decisions are being made by some of the authors I know as to whether they should find another publisher or try their hand at being an Independent Author. From experience, I can tell you it does work to strike out on your own.