Off the Hook

daffodilI’m not really a big phone person. When I was in high school and college I could talk on the phone for hours on end, but now? Forget it. And as I’ve mentioned before, I hate having to call to make appointments or schedule things and that’s all I’ve seemed to be doing the past couple of days. The good news is, for the most part, everything is done. I had to schedule my two newspaper interviews for the the May issue, which I did today. Miraculously, one person was there and the other called me back within 20 minutes! The past couple of months people have kept me waiting for days to get these things scheduled. So that’s done.

I also had to call the church rectory to get information about what we need to do to schedule the baby’s Baptism. Now, in the bulletin it says to call before the baby is born. So I did. I explained to the 90 year old secretary that we’re having the baby in June. “OK, so you’ll want to schedule it for June then.” Uh — no. This isn’t 1932. I’m not worried about the baby getting consumption and needing to be baptised within a week of birth! I explained again that I would be giving birth in June and probably would want the baptism in August or September. “Oh, well you’ll just need to discuss that with the priest, then.” Thank goodness she couldn’t see my eyes rolling. I can’t imagine it’s a big deal. Jake was baptised at two months and easily the youngest child there. Even Noah, at three or four months was young — most babies were around six months old. Also, she made it sound like it was such a big deal that our other two children were baptised inΒ a different Catholic church (hello — we didn’t live here then) and we might need to have some meetings with the priest. Good grief — Jake is in the CCD program! They didn’t seem to mind taking our money for the tuition/books. Let’s just hope it’s a lot easier than she’s making it sound. At any rate, the phone call is made and the paper work is on the way.

I also made the appointment for my pre-op testing before the C-section, so that is taken care of. Thank goodness I don’t need to call around looking for the cheapest auto insurancequotes because I am really tired of the phone. The only other appointment I should make is one for a little pampering — I really would like to get a haircut and highlight within the next couple of weeks. I haven’t had my hair cut since August and if I don’t do it soon, I know I’ll just let it go. There’s a new salon in Rhinebeck, so I think I am going to give them a try. But maybe I’ll wait until tomorrow to call on that one πŸ˜‰


  1. jesser says:

    Hmm… they haven’t done any pre-op testing for me for the C-section (or they did and didn’t call it that). Maybe this OB appt?

    I’m with you … making phone calls is the last thing to happen on my to-do list. Such a pain … having to wait for people to call you back and how often do you get anyone who actually knows what they’re talking about? My hubby is even worse though. I have to nag him constantly about the things that he has to handle. Everything else I just do myself because it’s easier. πŸ˜›

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