#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


The Saga Continues, as told by Juror #2

Today’s foray into the world of jury-duty was brief, composed mostly of waiting.  With twelve of my peers (there was one alternate), I trooped into the courtroom and took my assigned place in the jury box.  We were sworn in, and given brief instructions by the judge.  Then one witness, a forensic scientist, took the stand.  We listened.  We were dismissed again.  We waited, careful not to discuss the case, and engaged in a few rounds of phone-trivia.  Presently, the judge came in, sans robes this time, and informed us that the prosecutor and the defense attorney had reached an agreement and we could go home.  This happened around noon.

I drove home, after debating a few other options with myself–I could use another pedicure, now that the weather is nice enough for open-toed shoes–or simply go to Target or Hobby Lobby or Barnes and Noble, all favorite haunts.  Since I didn’t really need anything–except maybe the pedicure–I decided to go home instead.  I was greeted by a yapping Yorkie, eager for a walk.  :)  Since the Yorkie rules around here, we took the walk.  Once we were back from the barn–usually as far as we venture on any given day–I snarfed up some lunch and took a nap.

It was bliss.

I finished Marilynn Robinson’s wonderful book, “Gilead”, and loved it.  Now, I’ve started another of her stories, called “Home.”  I’ve done 30 minutes on my exercise bike and eaten a good dinner of roast chicken, green beans, etc.

Next on my agenda: a bath and more of “Home”.

Life is good.

 

40 comments to “The Saga Continues, as told by Juror #2”

  1. pat Dennis
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      · May 7th, 2015 at 9:49 pm · Link

    You are back!!#



  2. Gloria
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      · May 7th, 2015 at 9:49 pm · Link

    Does this mean you don’t have to go back for more Jury duty?

    I’m glad you had a good rest of the day.



  3. Roberta Giordano
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      · May 7th, 2015 at 9:52 pm · Link

    So I take it your jury duty as been fulfilled! Till next time your called ! Enjoy your weekend



  4. Leanna
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      · May 7th, 2015 at 9:52 pm · Link

    Glad jury duty went fast and you got to go home and get your exercise in. I walk my dogs right away in the morning, I have to walk them in the morning before it gets too hot (I live in Texas and one of my dogs is on prednisone and it makes her sensitive to the heat). Our dogs also rule the house they always get dinner first.



  5. judy
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      · May 7th, 2015 at 10:05 pm · Link

    I am glad you had a nice day. Have a great weekend



  6. Dixie Hadley
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      · May 7th, 2015 at 10:08 pm · Link

    Sounds like the Jury duty worked in your favor. Now you can enjoy all the doing the things that make your life good. Thanks for sharing.



  7. Dixie Hadley
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      · May 7th, 2015 at 10:10 pm · Link

    Oops !!! that was suppose to say “Now you can enjoy doing the things that makes your life good.”



  8. Virginia H
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      · May 7th, 2015 at 10:14 pm · Link

    Sounds like you had a good day, I love good days like this. Thanks for sharing with us.



  9. midge watkins
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      · May 7th, 2015 at 10:18 pm · Link

    That worked out well. You got to enjoy the rest of a beautiful
    day and do your civic duty, too.



  10. Deborah Rae Nelson
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      · May 7th, 2015 at 10:41 pm · Link

    Good choices and a peaceful end to the day. Be Well ;-)



  11. Dawn Roberts
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      · May 7th, 2015 at 10:49 pm · Link

    Will you be at the RT convention in Dallas next week? would love to meet you face to face.

    Planning to attend the Book Fair next Sat. May 16.
    after the days I’ve had I need time for me. My son (19) was working on his F250 fuel system, and when it kicked in he was going down a back country road, just before the curve. Hence he missed the curved and parked it between two trees, totally the truck. By the grace of God he has no broken bones, and only minor bruising but a ton of pain. Considering he has L3-5 fused with rods, I’m feeling quite blessed that he is walking today.



  12. Terri Shortell
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      · May 7th, 2015 at 11:09 pm · Link

    I’m glad your jury duty is over on this case. At least you were able to enjoy most of your day. Have a great weekend everyone.



  13. Evelyn Baldwin
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      · May 7th, 2015 at 11:18 pm · Link

    Sounds like the morning dragged on, like afternoon and evening was bliss! Thank you for your wonderful, devoted post! I love a good read! Especially yours! God Bless as always! Evelyn



  14. Pamela Devereux
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      · May 7th, 2015 at 11:49 pm · Link

    Hi Linda!!

    So this inquiring mind wants to know, will there be any courtroom drama in a book to come?



  15. Nicole
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 2:33 am · Link

    I would have went and got the pedicure. :)



  16. Carol Luciano
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 5:43 am · Link

    It’s a good day when we have the time to think about the options before us. And choose whatever we want. Happy to hear your civic duty is behi d you for the day.Continue to have a nicen day Linda. :-D
    Carol L



  17. theresa
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 7:06 am · Link

    Have a great weekend Linda, you deserve it!



  18. Niki Davis
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 7:33 am · Link

    I have been called for Jury duty twice in my life and each time I was never picked. One was a domestic violence case and since I lived with domestic violence in my first marriage didn’t feel I could be partial. The other I never made it to be picked – just sat around the court room all day. I have avoided it my a little over 20 years now – knock on wood. I would hate to jinx myself.

    Looking forward to a nice quiet Mothers’ Day weekend with 2 of my girlfriends (also mothers) at the river house my friend owns. No chores, no kids, no spouse, no dogs – nothing to do but lay in the soon and listen to audio books. HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY!!!!!!



  19. Ruby Norwood
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 7:51 am · Link

    The pedicure would have been nice!! But, I am kind of like you once I finished up with that jury duty, I would have probably gone home too.



  20. Jo-Ann Baker
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 8:21 am · Link

    Sound like you had a good day. The behind battle done behind closed doors. lol
    Sun is out planted flowers an vegie plants. Have a wonderful day 8)



  21. Mary Sekula
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 8:39 am · Link

    Yes, Life is good. But does it ever bother you about these “deals” the defendant and prosecutors agree to? Is justice being fully served? Or do we have too much of leniency in cases just to get offenders moved through the process and free up jail or prison space? I personally know of a case where the offender is guilty of spousal abuse (multiple counts), violation of probation, motor vehicle theft, counterfeiting US currency, manufacturing meth with intent to sell and selling drugs – and he will only have to serve 5 years? For all that? That is the deal he agreed to with the prosecutor – Give me a Break! That is NOT enough! Sorry to vent…



  22. Barb
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 8:48 am · Link

    Whew, that was a close one. Courtroom scenes are great on TV, but when “you” have to decide another’s fate…..that is a totally different situation !!!



  23. carole
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 9:55 am · Link

    glad you were dismissed! have a wonderful weekend!



  24. Joyce M.
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 10:24 am · Link

    Jury duty does take up a lot of time with just waiting.



  25. kathy parsons
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 10:38 am · Link

    well I am glad that u r done with that jury stuff now, hope u aren’t planning any trips to Dallas! I am praying for the people there and also they r having a book signing next week and some of the authors I love to read r gonna be there so I am hoping that mother nature calms down a little, I know they need the rain but not a mess like they r having…. be safe and enjoy your day…. :wink:



  26. Linda Wilson
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 10:50 am · Link

    Hope you have a wonderful Mother`s Day



  27. Sherry Marks
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 11:09 am · Link

    Sounds like it was a good day:) Glad your jury duty was brief. Have a great weekend and a beautiful Mothers day! God Bless:)



  28. Eriko
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 11:10 am · Link

    So glad your jury duty day went well and that you had the afternoon to yourself!



  29. Melaine
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 12:34 pm · Link

    Have a great Mother’s Day, Linda!



  30. Diana E.
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 3:35 pm · Link

    Good for you Linda, doing your civic duty. You have another week to serve don’t you? I vote for a pedicure!!! Blessings.



  31. Wanda beach
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 5:43 pm · Link

    Nothing like a good book to finish off a great day , I’m reading Janet Chapman’s The Highland Next Door, a reread while waiting on The Marriage Mart Have. Great weekend and your Little Yorkiw too!!!!



  32. Teri S
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 9:56 pm · Link

    What better way to wrap up the day than to spend it with your favorite puppy?! Mine (Katie) is going to be 20 years young at the end of this month. We’re planning a nice big birthday party for her : )

    Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!



  33. Diane Sallans
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      · May 8th, 2015 at 10:58 pm · Link

    doesn’t sound like you got an exciting story ideas from that jury duty!



  34. Ann Bartholomew
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      · May 9th, 2015 at 8:17 am · Link

    After having lunch with best friends yesterday, I went to Barnes and Noble (one of my favorite haunts, too) to buy a Gratitude Journal. I found a beautiful journal that has handmade pages. They are beautiful and have a wonderful feel. I put my first entries in it last night. I love the idea.

    Happy Mothers Day to everyone



  35. Rosemary Hoffart
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      · May 9th, 2015 at 5:00 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, I’ve Missed YOU! for some reason I was dropped off the list and stopped getting your blog posts and newsletters. I’m back now and looking forward to catching up and looking up what new books are on the horizon. Hope life is grand! Rosemary



  36. Lois Rotella
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      · May 9th, 2015 at 5:32 pm · Link

    Sometimes that happens on jury duty. Glad you were home early and got to spend time with Bernice. Have a Happy Mother’s Day.



  37. Gloria
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      · May 10th, 2015 at 1:31 am · Link

    HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO YOU, LINDA,
    AND TO EVERYONE AND ANYONE WHO HAS
    HAD A CHILD,
    NUTURED A CHILD,
    TAUGHT A CHILD,
    LOST A CHILD, OR
    LOVE A CHILD.

    ENJOY THIS DAY!

    YOU DESERVE IT!



    • Gloria
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        · May 10th, 2015 at 1:32 am · Link

      Should be LOVED a child.



  38. Sal
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      · May 11th, 2015 at 5:31 pm · Link

    Is it true that when you’re number 2 you try harder? ;) You’ll always be number 1 with me.



  39. Dona Kutska
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      · May 14th, 2015 at 2:41 am · Link

    My little dog is the ruler here too!



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