1. I received the call for jury duty (again). Two days last week, two days this week, one day next week. This has completely jacked up any plans I'd made. It also prompted a lot of questions from Mr. G. He wanted to know: What's the case? What happens if you just say "guilty" no matter what? Why do you have to be on a jury? What happened to all the judges? What do you say if you want to get out of it? Can you decide to execute them if they're guilty? Do you have to wear a robe and one of those funny wigs? Where do you go to be on a jury? What happens if you don't agree on the verdict? Do you have to say if they're guilty or not guilty in front of the person? Jury duty has been educational for our family. The jury duty I got luckily excused from last spring involved a murder trial that lasted two weeks. So far I've gotten off of having to serve 3 days out of the 5.
2. Mr. T is at camp. It took him 20 minutes to pack for the week. He couldn't wait for a week off of his 40-hour-a-week-job and his cross-country training regimen. Everybody deserves a little break from the regular routine.
3. Mr. G and Mr. B keep filling the pool with friends and, coincidentally, emptying the fridge and pantry. Their baseball season is over now and they have 2 weeks free before middle school football begins.
4. Mr. D went to a golf benefit and brought home yet another wagon full of beer. (Actually, this year he told them to keep the wagon for next year and only brought home the beer. He always seems to win this beer wagon prize.) Most of the beer is micro brews from southern Wisconsin. Who drinks all the weird beer in this household? ME. I am set through fall with cases of beverages brewed by Capital, New Glarus, Ale Asylum, and Wisconsin Brewing Company. I like the dark stuff best, so I'm especially looking forward to opening a bottle of this one:
5. I've been really good at sticking to my writing goals for the summer. I think it helped that I didn't set my weekly goal too high (as I am wont to do--I like to overachieve in the planning stages of most projects). I have a good sense of the big picture, which gives me a direction to go. The devil will be in the revisions, but that's often the case for fiction writing.
Spill it, reader. Something about your summer--beers you've drunk, books you've read, games you've watched, whatever.