4. No one else can provide care for my child like I can. She NEEDS me.
After having so much down-time the day before, I decided to come prepared with my bible study materials, a book and a fully charged phone to the courthouse the next day. About an hour into waiting we were summoned into the courtroom and were told the attorneys for the state and the defendant (self represented) would ask us questions and we were to answer in front of everyone else. Some questions were pretty innocent, but others were quite personal and I felt for those who were visible uncomfortable having to answer in public. This went on for a couple of hours until they dismissed another 25 potential jurors. I was not one of them.
After I stepped off my podium, um I mean stopped speaking, I noticed one of the prosecutors for the state picked up a pen and drew a line through something on a page that looked a lot like a list of our names.
And that is why I have been absent from commenting on all the fabulous posts this week. Two days away and then 2 days to catch up on the home front. Hopefully I will get to my favorite things by tomorrow?!