Monday, June 6, 2005

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Well back from jury duty day 1.

The day started off simple enough. Get up, get Brook up, wash bathing suit(Brook's), take goat out, feed cats and dogs. Yes, I said dogs. We have acquired another dog temporary. Someone dumped a puppy out on us last night. She cannot stay here. I hate when people do that. So now I am waiting for animal control to come get her. I have it in the goat's pen. (The other dog has not been back. I hope it stays away!) Anyway Brook and I left. I took her to day camp. It is held at the city's recreation center. Took her in and kissed her bye and then I left for court. I have been dreading this. I do not do good trying to hear someone accross a crowded room. The judge arrived about 30 minutes late into the courtroom. A few people were dismissed from serving. I was not one one them. I tried LOL. For once I tried to use my hearing impairment to get out of something. It did not work. There was a guy in a wheelchair that was not dismissed either. They called a list of names to go across the street to the little coutroom and I was in that list. The case was a shoplifter at Walmart. I did not get picked. The last juror to be picked was right next to me! So back across the street into the big courtroom where jurors were being picked for a child molestion trial. 112 counts of child molestation, child porn, and child endangerment. I would not have been on that one! That was one case where I could not honestly say that I could be fair and not prejudge. 112 counts. I could not look at him and not judge him. 112 counts. To me, if there is that many counts there is bound to be truth in it. So let me get past that. At lunch time the judge told those of us that were not in that jury pool to go home and come back tomorrow. I have to go all week. They will pay me for my time. LOL Let's see. $55 for day camp, $42 dollars to fill up my van with gas. Nope, I think I lost out on this deal,$5 a day does not quite cover it. But I am doing my civic duty.

Day camp, Brook had a great time. She made a suncatcher and painted some pictures. She played kickball and ran races. Maybe I should say WON races! She is fast just like her mama was. Her mama ran track back in middle school. She was pretty good. Won a few blue ribbons. I ran track in high school. I ran hurdles and did shot put and discus. LOL I got honorable mentions! LOL

We are home for now. Doing dishes and clothes, cooking dinner and getting ready for TaeKwonDo. Busy busy week ahead for me.

 Oh yes. I have been doing my walking. Everyday. This week I will be walking on the track after I let Brook out. That is what I did this morning. Ok now off I go to catch up some on journals and finish my stuff before leaving out again.

12 comments:

  1. I wanna do jury duty!

    Ooo, I said doody!

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  2. I bet you're glad you didn't get picked.  I would like to be picked but with my wanting to be a law student and all I don't believe they'd ever pick me for any jury! Hope Brook has fun! -Dawn-

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  3. It's a good thing Brook has day camp this week while the court system monopolizes your time.  I would not be able to be fair with the child molestation case either.  I wish you luck with the rest of the week sitting at the court house.  Way to go on your walking, Celeste!
    Sam

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  4. luck you  not getting picked ! yeah!
    ~Julie

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  5. I have been voting for 35 years and have never been called for jury duty. And i would like to be on one at least once! lol
    Tell them I will take your place! lol
    Carlene

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  6. I have been voting for 35 years and have never been called for jury duty. And i would like to be on one at least once! lol
    Tell them I will take your place! lol
    Carlene

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  7. I have only been considered in corporate like cases and each time I am dismissed.  I guess tell them that I think all corporations are evil ususally get me sent home. LOL!

    112 counts, ewwww that does sound bad, it reminds me of the molester in Devil's Advocate.

    I loved cross country, my oldest did well actually better than me but she was a sprinter, and the little one I am waiting to see, she is one of the tallest and leanest in her class.  

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  8. hestiahomeschoolJune 7, 2005 at 1:31 AM

    It seems bizarre that someone who has a hearing impariment wouldn't be excused!  What if you couldn't hear the facts?
    Hugs...

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  9. Great job on the walking!  Like I said before, jury duty...YIKES!!!  JAE

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  10. I must admit I couldn`t stand the thought of being on a jury with someone with charges like that.  I know I would prejudge them.

    Sandra xxx

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  11. I heard on the news that the child molestion case was being tried today and I wondered if you got that one. Wasnt he a service man on his way to Irac?

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  12. I heard on the news that the child molestion case was being tried today and I wondered if you got that one. Wasnt he a service man on his way to Irac?

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