4.18.2011

Have You Ever?

Have you ever gotten an urgent call from your son, asking if you can PLEASE take in his girlfriend's cat, because if not, her father will take it to the animal shelter (or just save time and shoot it)?

Have you ever received the aforementioned cat from his very teary-eyed girlfriend 30 minutes later? The cat she's had since she was a little girl? The cat she's had for 9 years? And promised to take good care of it, as she choked back tears?





Have you ever received a phone call from your teenage daughter's school, informing you that she had just passed out at her desk, fallen on the floor, and hit her head? And that she seemed fine now, did you want to come get her or should we just send her back to class?

Have you ever made it to that high school in record time?




Have you ever, on that same day, received a phone call from the lawyer representing you in yet another child's custody/visitation dispute? A phone call that made you wonder if said lawyer has listened to a word you've said since you hired him? Oh and this was TWO DAYS before your court hearing?



Oh. I have.




23 comments:

Pixie said...

You are wonderful for taking in the poor cat! And may the so called father get his share of karma for even THINKING about shooting the poor thing

Tammie said...

what the H is up with all this S? geez. hang in there.

Stef said...

A cat! Oh, I don't think I could take in a cat...even if said girlfriend was over the top amazing. I am just not a cat person. Kids, yes. Cats........

I hope your daughter is okay. I would totally be at that school. What was that nurse thinking...she hit her head!! Hello!

Kristin - The Goat said...

I thought you all had met your animal quota in your new place?! But I would have totally taken the cat, too. Praying for your family.

Erin said...

You poor thing! Sounds like a true Monday!
Keep your chin up...and I would take kittie!! =)

And I hope your daughter is okay that's awful scary!!

Amy said...

*hugs* That's a lot to deal with in one day. :(

shortmama said...

That is one crazy day! Hope everything works out with the lawyer and hope your daughter is ok!

C said...

wow hon, doesnt sound like a good day at all. hope everyone is fine. and yeah... i woulda taken the kitty too.

Amy said...

What a day!

Hope today is less stressful!

Tara R. said...

We got a similar call about a puppy when our daughter was still in high school. Now we have an 80lb Lab and she's away at college. Good thing we love her... the dog AND the daughter.

I hope your daughter is okay. That had to be an awful call to get.

April said...

I'm highly allergic to cats, so I'd have to pass on that one! Sure hope and pray your daughter is OK...that must have scared you half to death! Sure hope today proves to be a smoother one for you!

Melani said...

That is a lot of Have You Ever's in One day!

Bless you!

jennifer said...

Good grief. Why don't you live close by so that I can give you a hug? I mean honestly, how unfair is it that you can have such a wild and wooly week and I can't help you out?

Hang in there. HUGS!

angie said...

Oh no. That's some day I'm guessing you don't want to re-live!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Oh Lawd Mama! Go pour yourself and glass of wine!

I've never gotten a call like any of those, but my mom did get a call to come get her pregnant daughter from the school at which she was teaching because her blood pressure has spiked and her son-in-law worked to far away. She came in muttering something about thinking her days of picking up sick children at school were long over :)

Shell said...

Good grief- you need a break!

blueviolet said...

I would have made it to the school in record time too! I'm so glad she was ok! MAN, too much all at once for you.

diane rene said...

you know I mean it from the bottom of my heart when I say ...

HOLY CRAP, BATMAN!!!

Myya said...

Holy smokes! Talk about your plate being full!! I hope all turns out ok. Hugs are being sent your way & Ohhh my gosh seriously how awesome would it be for tha Calgon commercial to be true! :)

Kat said...

Oh no!!!! What a crazy day. I hope everything straightened out and calmed down for you.
Prayers for you on your court date too!!!

Brandy@YDK said...

holy hell. what a day?!

Mrs4444 said...

Yikes. I hope next week is better.

Do you know what caused the fainting?

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You poor girl, that is a horrible day and definitely a calgon day!
Hope everyone is okay. ((HUGS))