Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The Artful Dodger

The jury duty bullet was successfully dodged! Actually, I told the judge honestly that I would love to serve on the jury, but it would mean giving me a break every half hour to pee and eat and walk around (my back locks up if I sit for too long). He said he'd leave it up to me, but if I wanted to postpone it till after the baby that was fine. Gee, what option do you think I'm going to take? So he dismissed me until February, which is silly, since I'll be breastfeeding then and I don't think they'll want my two-month-old in the jury box with me! :) So that was a huge, huge relief. Although, for some bizarre reason, I feel guilty for having gotten off, I guess because the judge was willing to make it work and I didn't take it, and who knows what kind of a trial I might get stuck with next time? This was one only a week--next time it could be one of those month long ones, or worse. Whatever. Anyway, thanks to those of you who said a little prayer for me; I appreciated that. :)

3 comments:

ValMarie said...

Sounds like you had a cool judge, but don't feel bad about choosing to postpone it. And as for February and the breastfeeding, I'm sure you'll figure out what to do when the time comes. :-)

Heather Diane Tipton said...

LOL It's all a matter of God's timing. Don't worry about it.

Meg said...

You can for SURE get out of jury duty when you're breastfeeding.

Side note: I blame jury duty for my second pregnancy. I was still expressing milk twice a workday when I had to go to jury duty, and I didn't bring my pump to the courthouse because I figured it would be a pain.
Which played a part in decreasing my milk supply...
Which told my body to start ovulating again...
And you see where this is going.

MY POINT: When I did some research I *think* I read that nursing a baby is a legitimate "out". :) But don't worry, they'll get you to serve sometime!