Now, every time my phone rings and it is a local number, my heart stops.
This is what happened today:
I drove up to gods creation to deliver some info to a nice older woman who manages some senior living facilities. It was a convenient time to do it as I wanted NOTHING to do with "real work" today.
The radio was cranked the whole way up, I was singing, and I had- in my mind- already relocated to this SUPER CUTE TOWN. Simply adorable.
I pull into the parking lot and as soon as I turn off the ignition, my phone rings. It is a local number. It rings again. And I think dearJESUScaseyYOU don't have ANY CreditorsAFTERyouJUSTpickUPtheDAMN PHONE.
"Hi this is blahblah from Children Service Society--"
When I heard him say cssw... I almost fainted, and time completely stopped. In the ONE SECOND that came after CSSW I thought:
omg. the car seat is in the garage
I am way the fork north of the city, he is on a cell phone the kid is in the car I can't get home for 45 minutes. Mic's emergency number is on my desk. The bottles aren't washed. My dear GOD.
Then blahblah says, "I was wondering if you and Mic are still interested in becoming foster parents?"
I respond... "Uh" "what?"
He goes on to say that we had shown interest in foster parenting and hewaswonderingif.....
I stop him...
"We are licensed already... we have been for a week...and I almost fainted because I thought you were calling me with placement."
He apologized and shuffled papers and said goodbye.
I suppose that was bound to happen.
1 month ago