Tonight, I have pulled out every semi-decent outfit I have to my name (Aaron Ray warily watched me do this from the bed...I wonder if he counted how many trips I made from the closet to the master bath, and then into the guest bath because the mirror is longer). I have painted my toenails and fingernails (looks like a three year old did it) because there's no nail salon in town. Unfortunately, I forgot how painstaking the painting-of-the-nails process is for me...which means I didn't block out enough time to do it, and now I'm stuck with them, no matter how crappy...
This adorable girl is getting freaking MARRIED on Saturday!(!!!)
OH my goodness.
I can hardly believe it.
I have been looking forward to this event since forever, but especially since about six days ago, when I was on call in Alleghany Co.; dreaming about Mecklenburg Co. and all the festivities I will be part of. Each day, the desire to make the jaunt down I-77 got stronger and stronger as the clients I talked with got more and more...entertaining....yes, that's a good word.
Emergency phone call: "Um, I have a question. My puppy just dug up some rats that my neighbor poisoned and ate them. What do I do?"
Dr. Tompkins answer: "Well, you need to make him puke. Give him an ounce of hydrogen peroxide."
Client on the phone: "Ok. How many times can I give it? I mean, how will I know when to stop giving him peroxide?"
Dr. Tompkins answer: "Um...(long pause)...when he throws up the rats. You should bury them deeper next time."
Client on the phone: "Will you help me with something?"
Dr. Tompkins: "Well sure, what can I do for you?"
Client on the phone: "Ok, well my neighbor bred his PitBull to a Wolf-mix dog. So, that would make the puppies 50 percent Pitbull, like, um, 25 percent wolf, and like...um...33 percent something else, right?"
Dr. Tompkins: "Well, not exactly, but go ahead."
Client on the phone: "Um, well, do you think there are any like, concerns with having a puppy from that litter?"
Dr. Tompkins: "Actually, yes. I have some real concerns about puppies from that litter."
Client on the phone: "Oh, ok. Well, so you think it's a bad idea to breed a Pitbull and a Wolf-mix?"
Dr. Tompkins: "Um. Yes. I'm worried about the aggressive tendencies of having a dog like that. Other people would be too; for instance, you will never get homeowners insurance owning a dog like that"
Client on the phone: "Oh, that's ok. I don't have insurance anyway. I live in my aunt's brother's cousin's boyfriend's niece's house, and they don't care."
Nooo. Don't be silly Dr. T:
Yes, Megan (best receptionist in the world) took baby 'possum to the "'Possum Lady" who rehabilitates opossums. I had no idea anyone would be even remotely interested in such a hobby. Apparently, I should have just assumed.
With that, I'm off to bed so I can get up early and make the drive I know so well! Helloooooo Queen City!!