I understand the concept of Caller-ID. Really.
So yesterday when the phone rang and it showed up as my place of employment, I cannot imagine what unseen force had me press my finger to the talk button and place the receiver to my head.
But I did.
And when I heard my bosses voice I knew I was doomed.
Kinda like a mouse caught on one of those sticky traps, only my legs/arms are a little *thick* for me to be chewing through.
The thought had crossed my mind earlier during the day that my *hubby wubby* and I should do a little shopping since we are running out of time, so I used that in my defense.
"Um, I don't know...We REALLY need to do some shopping. I'll have to check with him."
I placed a harried phone call to his voice mail.
*Look, the jig is up. You gotta cover for me. We have to go shopping TONIGHT!*
Only he didn't call me right back, but the phone rang out another death toll.
"Please, we're desperate."
So I fastened the ball and chain around my ankle and headed in to carry out my sentence.
One night of craziness minus sleep.
Thank God someone slammed a door early this morning since I was sitting straight up, charting, and dreaming about buying horses to plow my fields.
One of the things I have found is that money isn't everything. There was a time in my life when I would have jumped at the chance to earn a little extra *dough.*
But, yea, not so important anymore.
As I saw my supervisor this morning she said *I'm gonna make sure you get a $75 bonus for last night!*
And all I could think of was I had missed an opportunity to be with my family. $75 can't buy that back.
I read an article about a couple that made only a little more than we do, and they had a $3500 a month house note and an $800 a month vehicle note, not counting the other little bills. All I could think was *How Dumb IS That??*
I am content with my little house, my HOT wheels (vvrroommm). I have learned something that it seems most other people lack the understanding of. All those material things, all that money, it doesn't last.
AAAHHH, but love, there is a treasure worth seeking. Self respect cannot be purchased, and memories are worth more than gold.