Monday Musings: Greening Hills, Jury Duty & Love!

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Happy Monday to all! We have a beautiful cold sunny day!  There was a light film of frost on the car windows, the low was 36 degrees. We may  get up to 50 degrees F, today.  The hills are greening up thanks to the rain as you can see pictured above.  It is a wonderful sight to behold.

 

Our schedule is discombobulated this morning.  Ron has jury duty, and I dropped him off early at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.  He has no idea if he will be picked as a juror.  In the meantime, it is strange for me to sit alone in the office, go to our Qigong class by myself, have breakfast and lunch alone.

 

This is the week we celebrate love, and these quotes from Thich Nhat Hanh resonated with me.  Wishing you all a great week and lots of love!

 

“True love always brings joy to ourselves and to the one we love. If our love does not bring joy to both of us, it is not true love.”

 

“When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?”

 

“If you love someone but rarely make yourself available to him or her, that is not true love.”

 

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Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-

 

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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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 My wife and I have both done our jury duty in the last three months and both of us were not picked for a jury however it really does mess up your business schedule not knowing Alexandra ...

Feb 11, 2019 04:20 PM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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The last time I had jury duty, I waited in the jury pool room all day at the court house.  Then, just about the time we were to be released, there was a lockdown and we remained for awhile longer because an inmate had gotten loose.

Feb 11, 2019 04:28 PM #10
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Beth Atalay
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 Hello Ron and Alexandra Seigel, I was called for jury several times, was selected the end of 2018. I hope that was the last. z

You selected beautiful quotes to ponder on. Have a beautiful week!

Feb 11, 2019 04:45 PM #11
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS , he has to go back on Wednesday, and if chosen,  it will mess up our schedule, and I may have to travel alone for clients.  It is not ideal, but we do what we need to do it.  A

Feb 11, 2019 04:57 PM #12
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Myrl Jeffcoat , What a story!  In Napa, I was sent back after a couple of hours, just in time for lunch...A

Feb 11, 2019 04:58 PM #13
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Beth Atalay 

We are hoping that it works out that he is not chosen...Otherwise, we  will do the best we can and work it out.  A

Feb 11, 2019 05:01 PM #14
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Hi Ron and Alexandra- I totally understand your feeling of discombobulation. I have been called for jury many times and served and I do have one horror story. Once while serving in downtown Houston, the parking attendant lost my car keys. I could not reach Larry (no cell phones then) so I ended up having to call my father who picked me up. What a fiasco!

Feb 11, 2019 07:32 PM #15
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Alexandra we are such creatures of habit... it does mess up the routine... just tell Ron to ask the Judge " So your honor where is the guilty bastard"?? that should get things back to normalcy:))Endre

Feb 11, 2019 11:39 PM #16
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James Dray
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Morning Alexandra.

51 years and counting.  While there has been momentary lapses (a week or two) in us being together, the reunions were well worth it.

Feb 12, 2019 01:46 AM #17
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Nina Hollander
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Great quotes on love, Alexandra. As for jury duty, I've escaped it for the past 20 years... I've been called but always dismissed. Hopefully, Ron isn't stuck for long in the courthouse.

Feb 12, 2019 04:24 AM #18
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Brian England
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Getting called for jury duty is always a pain, but we have to be willing to participate.  I think I have always gotten out of it, mainly because they say that I am not needed the morning of, haha.  It still messes up my day, as I have to plan to go.

Feb 12, 2019 06:09 AM #19
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Joe Pryor
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Wonderful quotes and the last one about makiing oneself available is a big one. My wife and I are business partners like the two of you and we can struggle with this at times.

Feb 12, 2019 08:30 AM #20
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Roy Kelley
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I have never served on a jury. The couple to times I was called, they eliminated me because of my law degree.

Feb 12, 2019 12:03 PM #21
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy Streib great story.  What did they we all do prior to cellphones?

Feb 12, 2019 01:12 PM #22
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Endre Barath, Jr. I am passing along your suggestion to Ron, and it did make both of us laugh.  We shall see what happens tomorrow.  A

Feb 12, 2019 01:13 PM #23
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Roy Kelley funny that they eliminate those with a degree.  I would think that you would have a depth of understanding and smarts unlike some of the jurors that are picked.  A

Feb 12, 2019 01:15 PM #24
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Joe Pryor we are in the process of writing a book on relationships based on the solutions we have come up with.  We have worked together most of our married life.  We are here for each other as a presence, and somedays we are in separate rooms doing separate things, but always in harmony...it is good to know that the other person is here if needed.  A

Feb 12, 2019 01:17 PM #25
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Brian England one of our clients way back when was a psychologist who helped attorneys pick the right juror to suit their case.  She would study their body language, and profile them, etc.  That always creeped me out, the intent was to be able to manipulate a person to see their view more than the other person's case presentation....A

Feb 12, 2019 01:20 PM #26
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Nina Hollander I have not been picked either...  We don't know about Ron yet, will know more tomorrow.  A

Feb 12, 2019 01:22 PM #27
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James Dray I was once told that law enforcement folks are not picked because they may be biased.  Perhaps that is why you have not been picked. A

Feb 12, 2019 01:23 PM #28
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