Monday, September 21, 2009

a civic duty


Today is the last full day of summer. It is a hot, sunny afternoon here in Washington, but the shorter days and frenzied schedules mean that autumn is moving in.

This morning I began the first of five weeks on a grand jury. M - F / 9 - 5 ~ no phone, no camera, no glimpse of the sun (yes, yes, I know all about the importance of doing my civic duty...but seriously people, this is my 8th jury service!). Needless to say, things will be a bit topsy-turvy as I try to keep up with life and work. What exactly it means for this space over the next five weeks is unclear, but I do hope to stop by as much as I can with something nice (which may not be so easy after a day spent listening to some of the worst humanity has to offer). On a positive note, I have enlisted the help of several friends who have agreed to help scatter a bit of sunshine along the way!

Speaking of sunshine...have you seen Mr. Hampton's latest painting?

6 comments:

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Janet- PVE told me to check out your blog which is fabulous and I am so glad to know about it. We seem to share similar interests. Good luck with jury duty and I will look forward to reading your posts when you can.

Blue said...

Janet, good luck with jurying - don't be too depressed by it. We'll still be here when you get back, looking forward to chic reads and links.

home before dark said...

I have served on three juries, but eight. Good Grief! And a grand jury at that. Hope it goes by quickly.

Anne said...

Are you allowed to take your stitching? It would be so much nicer for you to have a creative outlet.

The Consummate Hostess said...

Good luck with jury duty! Beautiful pictures of your flowers, there is nothing like a beautiful bloom to brighten your day.

thomas said...

I've never done jury duty. Wow.
8th service? I'll be thinking of you and sending you good thoughts :)