Thursday, September 13, 2012

A crazy 24

OH BOY!  Yup...it arrived a bit after 5:00 last night
BUT, I was bound and determined to be disciplined!

First....I needed to pick up Cass from Cross Country
Then...needed to make dinner.
Then.... I supervised Homework.....
Then.... I washed up dishes AND folded a load of laundry....

AND THEN!  THEN, I was ready to play.....

But... HALT those plans!!!!

Cassie came in from feeding Shadow.....SOBBBBBING!  I'm talking hyperventilating-sobbing!!!!!!!

My first thought.....'she got stung by a bee.'  

Me:  "Cass???  What is wrong?"
Cass:......Sob...Sob....Sob......"Shadow is gone!!!!!"


Oh....man!  Talking about that heart-sinking feeling!  
I worked on calming her down......made some phone calls around to neighbors.....jumped on Facebook to get the word out..... the whole routine.

By the time I finished all of that....
I simply was too pooped!  The wind was out of my sails :(

Therefore, I simply read the manual last night.

Fast forward to this morning, 8:25AM.  My 1st period class gets interrupted by a phone call, and we did what we normally do when the phone rings during class:  We try to figure out who the phone call was for and for what reason :)

GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!  The wife of a coworker works with a lady who is the mom of a friend of a neighbor who lives a couple of miles from me.  {{Did you follow that one?}}  Anyway......she was calling to say that Shadow had been found!    I was so happy to tell Cassie in passing her to lunch that he had been found :)

So afterschool, I had a meeting...followed by running to pick up the girls....followed by tracking Shadow down from one neighbor's house to another (because he 'ran' off again from the one neighbor).  And THEN....once I got everyone home, it was time for me to chow-down a quick meal before heading BACK to school to work the volleyball game.

Therefore......Nope.   No embroidery tonight either.  

And really.....it's okay!  Afterall.....

6 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

So close and yet so far! Soon!

Andra Gayle said...

Wow, you've had a day! It will be an embroidery weekend! Hang in there, Girl!

scraphappy said...

What a day. Thankfully it is the weekend and you will be able to jump in and enjoy. So glad Shadow was found.

Marianne said...

I have a similar model and love it! You'll find yourself addicted, trust me. I am so glad Shadow was found, I know that heart wrenching feeling when a "family member" can't be found. Have a great day, and have fun learning your new machine!

Andee said...

I will be looking forward to seeing you play with it...conference this weekend so that seriously cuts down my sewing fun!

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

So glad you found your dog, but how do you stand not having time to play with your new toy? I bet I know what you're doing this weekend.