First of all, if laughter is good for the soul, then my soul is in pretty good shape today!! I know that there are some things that should not be blogged about and some things that just beg to be blogged about and then there are those things that I just choose to blog about to make myself laugh!! I guess this is one of those times!
I left work yesterday and went home to find the "piano man" TRYING to fix my piano!! He had been there since 3 and was still not finished!! To be honest, I am not even sure what time he left! I then went out for supper with a very dear friend which was so much fun! We shopped for a "specific" gift, found it and delivered it to where it needed to go and proceeded to spend the next 45 minutes in tears from WAAAAAAAAY too much laughter!!! Finally got home, ready for bed and the last time I looked at the clock while trying to hear if the University of TN had beat Florida in basketball (which they did, I might add) was somewhere around 11. I fell into a peaceful slumber only to be rudely awakened at 4 AM by a particular child, who shall remain nameless, who woke me up to see if they could join me in my huge bed for they had been on the receiving end of a nightmare! Yea, like sleeping with mom would make that better!! So, being the great and wonderful mom that I am, tear up the other side of the bed which has been "made" since last week and then a very interesting thing happened. This child, who HATES mornings and will give you the look of death if you speak to them before 11am (unless you have the right name) proceeded to absolutely talk my leg off!! I did all the appropriate "oh wow" and "uh huh" and "really?" that I could muster and somewhere along the lines of about 5 AM, I looked at her in the pre-dawn shadows and told her to "Shut up and go to sleep"! She laughed, rolled over and did exactly that!! The alarm went off at 6:00, I dragged out of bed at 6:15 and managed to shower. As is usual with working mom's, I tried to do too much and glanced at the clock to see 7:07! Not good since the hair on my head was in a towel!! I no sooner took the towel off and started combing my hair out and lo and behold, the house phone rang! I took a quick look at the caller ID to see those hated words "unknown name unknown number" and promptly decided if some idiot was calling my house at 7 in the morning to sell me something, they were going to regret it!! I said "Hello" and heard, "Hi, Mom!" The "idiot" turned out to be David!!!!!!!! I just set myself down and prepared to be late for work!!! Well, after waking his oldest sister with who knows what and irritating his youngest sister, he talked for a minute or two longer and had to go!! I finally managed to run out the door only 5 minutes later than usual!!
Oh - it doesn't stop there!! Then, I get a phone call from one child going to bail out another one who went to put gas in the car and locked herself out of it!! I simply do not know how that happened and have basically decided not to even ask the details!! The ending of that saga is that everyone arrived where they needed to go and were not too late getting where they needed to go!!
Let's see - did I protect the names to protect the "innocent" or should I say the "very guilty"!! Needless to say, I have spent a great deal of time laughing for the past several hours so I should be one healthy "young" lady!!!!