I’ve been “commanded” to appear at jury duty in July. Once upon a time I’d have been hoping beyond hope not to be picked. But now? Pick me! Pick me! I’d love to see the inner workings of a courtroom. I’ve been called to the courthouse before for jury duty, but the cases had always plead out so no jurors were needed. And although the people watching there is worth the trip, this time I hope if I get picked that there’s actually a trial. Have you been on a jury? Want to be on one or avoid it like the plague?
The Upcoming Trips
I’m making lots of travel plans these days. I’m leaving for the Romance Writer’s of America conference at the end of the month. This year it’s in New York City, and should be tons of fun. The conference hotel is in Times Square, I’m rooming with a few of my critique partners, and I’m lucky enough to be on a panel this year, too. Hopefully I’ll get in some sight seeing and have plenty of time to hang out with good friend Dru Ann!
Not long after I get home from NYC, I leave again on a family vacation. I need one so bad! And cannot wait. We’re headed back East again this year—another long road trip—but that road trip is part of the fun, right? Am already thinking of road trip foods to pack. Gobstoppers are definitely on the list! Any other suggestions?
Spent lots of time in the garden this weekend. Love the instant gratification of planting annuals, but am always reminded how much work gardens are! The constant watering, weeding, and maintenance. I’m still not done pulling weeds, but what’s done is looking really nice. My favorite flower this year is bright yellow zinnia. So happy! Let’s hope I don’t kill any of the new plants... I don’t have the best of luck with flowers. Don’t tell Nina Quinn, okay?