Thoughts on Jury Duty, our Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Stomach Bugs…

…and that my daughter is Arizona.  Well, actually at this very moment I imagine she’s somewhere over Texas. Without me. And it has left me a little {okay, okay, much} sadder than I thought. She’s going to have a great time exploring the Grand Canyon with her grandparents I’m sure. But she won’t be home until Monday night {waaah, waaaah!}.  She’s bringing along her ipod and I can’t wait to see the pictures she brings home.  I’m sure there’ll be lots of her own face, the back of my mom’s head, etc.  I’ll be sure to post them all in a very old school slideshow here for y’all to watch next week. I kid, I kid.

I’m sorry it was so quiet on here last week.  I was on jury duty {for the third time in the last 12 years {and the second time in 2 years}}.  I was picked to be on the jury for a murder case.  And that–coupled with the fact that it was an all day trial and I’m a part-time gal–made me physically and emotionally tired.  On the fifth day we were told it was a mistrial. All that time vested, for nothing.  It made me sad and frustrated.  {I have so many thoughts about this particular case–including our court system & their reasoning for trying certain people–but I don’t even know where to start. But just like the child molestation case when I was 20 changed me, this one did too.  Hmmm, so much to say, but there are no words.}

We also had our annual Easter Egg hunt at the farm this week.  Close to 100 people {uh-huh} came and forty-seven kids hunted down over 1,500 eggs in under ten minutes flat {and ate 90 cupcakes just as quickly–egg hunting makes kiddos hangry, don’t cha know}.   Moseby was a pro at hunting eggs and MM was a sweetie giving most of her eggs away to children who had not found as many as her {melts my heart}.

This year I did it a little differently and had three separate fields: 0-3, 4 & 5, and 7+ years old.  It really worked. We’ve tried to do it all at once, stagger it, etc.  {I don’t even know why I’m telling you that–probably as a way for me to remember it NEXT year since my brain has a tendency to forget these kinds of details–ha!}

And remember that stomach bug I mentioned MM had like a week and a half ago? Uhm, yeah, C. & I came down with it Monday.  Does anyone even know if that could possibly be the same bug?  I guess it’s a good thing there was a mistrial as I don’t think I would have been able to call the courthouse to let them know, much less actually DRIVE there. I actually had a couple of those ‘wellll, it wouldn’t be so bad if I actually died right now’ moments–know what I mean?

You like how my last two posts talk about puking?  Yeah, nice touch I thought. HA!

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