yes, AGAIN, I know :) It's the summer! The best time to use those accrued vacation days. Anyway, I have to attend to a family illness involving my grandma (on my dad's side). A sad thing. My sisters are both coming into town, which is a happy thing. Prayers needed and appreciated.
Typical CatholicLibrarian/sister/mother event yesterday. Lots of family stuff going on. I'm volleying between my reference shift, starting on my annual report (kill me now), dealing with what is coming into my Inbox, and phone calls from my mom and sisters. Typical conversation with my mom, who insists on only talking on her cell phone blue tooth during the day, when she's doing a dozen other things:
"Mom. Mom? MOM. Can you hear me?"
*garbled, shouting background noises. She works in a high school* "WHAT? YEAH, YEAH."
"What's the latest? I'm worried."
"What honey? Oh, yeah, hold on a minute. Sherry, could you put that over there? Yeah, uh hum..."
"Who's Sherry? Can you hear me, mom?"
So, after talking to both her and my dad, the sister conversations begin. I'm on with Shauna'h, who is in route to the airport. My other line beeps in. It's Rhonda. I let her go to voicemail, figuring I'll call her next. Shauna'h and I continue to talk a mile a minute. Shauna'h then announces: "Oh, Rhonda is beeping in." "Yeah, she just called me too." We gab for another 10 minutes or so, and I head off to call Rhonda back.
"Oh, good. All of a sudden, nobody was answering my calls. I just tried daddy too. He didn't answer either."
"Ok. I'll try him. Shauna'h wants you to call her back."
"Ok. I'll call her, you call daddy. Have you talked to mom? I can never hear her when I call her."
As you can see, it was difficult to get any work done yesterday afternoon. But, that's just the way it goes sometimes...