Sunday, April 19, 2009

Lost my hall pass.

I had a great time in Gatlinburg. Our team won our "knock-out" final on Friday morning, so we were happy to leave on a high note.


My college roommate Mary drove back down to pick me up Friday, and we spent another lovely afternoon together. On our way back to Knoxville we took the road through the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


We stopped for lunch at a wonderful little brasserie and then went by Mary's house for a little while before she took me to the airport. We thoroughly enjoyed our opportunity to be together and visit, and I loved spending a little more time with her children, too, after they got home from school.

Mary's kids checking out my new iPhone

The only damper on my fun week, however, came early Friday morning. My phone rang as I was getting dressed. I saw it was Robert calling and knew that at home it was time for him to be getting Vivian up and off to school. I greeted him with a cheery "good morning" and could sense his distress when he did not return the greeting. Bless his heart. Vivian's "monthly visitor" had come calling for the very first time that morning. What are the odds that I leave home with Robert in charge for only a few days and this happens?!

Sweet Vivian is doing fine and seems, thankfully, nonplussed by this turn of events. Robert, on the other hand, may never recover, and I certainly don't expect to be allowed to leave home again any time soon!


Rachel said...

Your poor husband! For that to happen while you are away. I think Jeff would react the same way!

Congrats on winning your final and I'm glad you had a good visit with your friend before returning home.

JoAnn said...

Oh, no. Poor Robert. I am sure, though, that he handled it with least in front of Vivian.

Glad your days away went well, otherwise.


fleur de lis cottage said...

Congrats on a fun tournament and how nice to get to visit with your friend. In terms of your husband Robert, what are the odds? I'm sure he handled it with great finesse (even if he might have been dying on the inside).

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

ahh..bless that Daddy's heart. Glad Vivian handled it so well! So glad you were able to get away for a few days and enjoy yourself!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oy....Murphy's law, eh?!

Congrats on your win!

Maggie said...

Glad you had a great time, and won! Your poor husband, though. I don't think most men would do at all well in that situation!

Erin said...

Oh my goodness, poor Robert! I'm so glad to hear that Vivian is doing OK. My first one was HORRIBLE. I was in bed for 4 days hurting like no one's business.

Glad you are home! Love to you!

The 5 Bickies said...

oh my goodness...your poor husband. I know that they do what they have to do but my husband would never recover or let me forget it!

I was in DiBruno brothers today and bought olive oil in honor of you! It was $10 off too! Can't wait to try it.

Have a great week.

Erin said...

Honestly. Your husband gets extra points. And so does Vivian! Good job on the bridge win though!

Amber M. said...

Can you believe THAT timing? Poor Robert. But I'm also glad that Vivian is okay with such a strange new experience.

cotedetexas said...

omg!!!!!! that is SO not funny! oy. pooor Robert. well, it really is kind of funny. of all things in the world you wouldn't have thought of to worry about!!!

Unknown said...

You know, I must be the only one out there that thinks "gez, we women have to deal with this type of things our whole lives!"
I would be giving my husband lots of praise and poor you's but in the back of my mind (and very silently) I would think ha ha!
Good for Vivian for taking it all in stride. That's a big adjustment for any girl!!!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

The odds of that happening were a zillion to one. I can't believe it happened when you were gone! Poor Robert!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh I cannot believe Robert's luck! i am sure he handled it well though!