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No Such Luck

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

I was READY to serve. I was WILLING to serve. I was prepared to serve on whatever jury they had for me to serve on..... I even had to drive around and around the courthouse and even had to walk several blocks to get to the place where I reported for jury duty...

But it was not to be. I was Juror #281, and they didn’t seat anyone over #222...

AND. I knew that even if they HAD seated me, they wouldn’t have chosen me to be on the jury after Voir Dire examinations anyway, because it apparently was a case involving some kind of medical decision, and I would have had too many medical connections (they had us fill out a questionnaire asking if we knew any doctors well, and assorted other medical related opinions, including how we felt about reparations for “pain and suffering” and/or “mental anguish”, and did we consider ourselves analytical or compassionate or frugal or open-minded or careful or impulsive, etc. Anyway it was all too suspiciously “touchy-feely “ for me !)

But the good thing was that I didn’t have to report until noon today, instead of at 8 am, and I was able to attend BSF instead of missing my favorite Bible study. And having to walk from parking so far away gave me a wonderful work-out, too...

And I was able to get home and work in my garden (rain is due tonight, and it will moisten all those bags of leaves that I’ve been Gathering and enriching my garden soil with ). Everything I do now gets me that much closer to fresh home grown tomatoes this spring and summer....

I’m hoping that this surplus of leaves will make squash growing easier this year.... i haven’t had. A decent squash crop in emerald years, and it’s actually quite easy to grow...it’s funny how I used to gag on summer squash, but now I love it (maybe I’ve just learned a better way to cook it! That’s probably the difference actually)

And THIS year I’d like to lay in a supply of spaghetti squash.... I’ve NEVER grown it to maturity, but THIS year may be the year....

Gardeners are the most optimistic people in the world, you know.
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