YOU have got . . (pause for effect). . to be kidding me!!!
So the wheat is almost ready and I am
patiently waiting for Chris to udder the phrase that brings me pure joy - "It's a cuttiin' day Mary Alice" (ever seen the movie Race Against The Harvest - BEST movie ever - when I grow up or in my next life I want will be part of a wheat harvesting crew - if you are part of one and are reading this can I come visit you, hang around with you for a week like a crazy tourist following you with my camera asking lots of questions and wanting to ride in every piece of equipment???? please please please call me or email me - seriously) Anyway so this week is Bible School at our church and today when we get home the boy is all in a panic because he doesn't know where Chris and Grumpy (my FIL, yes they call him Grumpy) are and if they are going to harvest wheat and he immediately grabs the phone (yes we still have a land line and ALL the phones in our house are corded!) and hollers for someone to tell him Chris' cell number - the oldest shouts it out, the boy dials and suddenly hangs up the phone and says he dialed the wrong number - of course the phone immediately rings back and the boy answers: "Hello - (small uncomfortable giggle) yes it was me I dialed the wrong number, I am sorry" and hangs up -
Me: "who was that?"
The boy: "whoever I accidentally called, someone named Jerry"
The oldest: laughing hysterically "isn't that the name of your random encouragement transposed number friend"
Me: in panic mode dashing to the phone dialing *69 as fast as I can grabbing my cell and hastily flipping thru my contacts "YOU have got . . . .to be kidding me!!! Yep that is who he dialed my gosh we are like crazy stalker people"
So I contemplate how hard it would be to move and change our names, possibly disconnect our land line or just go ahead and die of embarrassment but instead I grab my cell and text:
"oh my gosh you are so not going to believe this but the strange number that just mistakenly called you was ---wait for it--- my son from our house - i swear we are not doing this on purpose! Actually I am kind of embarrassed but pretty much the way life goes around here!"
Jeri has got to be the most understanding sweetest person in the world cause she just texted me back some "hahaha's" told she was just making guacamole and hanging out and that maybe the universe was was trying to tell us something and that maybe we have a Lincoln-Kennedy thing going on - to which I texted back some "hahaha's totally" while yelling at the kids to Google the Lincoln-Kennedy thing because I didn't want to appear stupid - stalker maybe - stupid definitely not!
My only fear is that Jeri and her family are constantly looking behind them with one finger ready to dial 911 - my only consolation is that apparently it is not that hard to dial her instead of Chris if I am not the only one to do it!