You've probably wondered where I've been for a while (or not). Well, I've been on jury duty for the past five weeks. It was a civil trial. More I won't say about it. But what I will say is that in combination with doing my civic duty and being away from the hustle-bustle, the hubbub, the hurly-burly (I could go on like this but you get the picture) for this long, it's been like a little vacation. The lack of stress has been a welcomed relief. No driving, no ticketing, no people getting in my face. And while deliberations may have been difficult, they were no match, stress-wise, for that one person who was willfully ignorant of a simple parking sign and made my life miserable because of it.
Why did I come back then, you ask? I need the money. The first day back on the job after jury duty was so surreal in so many ways that I just can't do it justice here (like I did in the jury room).
More later on all this. I will close by saying it's good to be back. Now if I can only keep this stress-free feeling for, oh say, the next fifteen minutes, I feel I'll be way ahead of the game.