Friday, November 13, 2009

AH, the wisdom of friends

Well after two and a half months of jumping through ridiculous hoops, my youngest son is FInALLY a jr. volunteer at our local hospital. It is such a long story that I won't bore you too much with the ridiculous rules they had like all the different days your were only allowed to make a call on just for an appointment for a test or shot. Then, Have to wait two weeks and repeat the test just in case of false negatives. The film to see on hand washing, the zillions of attempts at calling for various appointments that never were returned. (Apparently they don't have enough volunteers handling the jr. volunteer program.) I will just say that tonight is his first night, and since he wants to be a nurse, I am hoping it will be a positive experience. They only need him for two hours each friday to transport patients. ( sure at the height of one of the worst pandemics our country has seen, Brilliant Lucy has her kid in contact with the worst of it). I am hoping since he already had the swine flu in June, he has the antibodies to fight off danger. Although, I am considering asking our pediatrician and bringing him in for the vaccine, to be on the safe side.
So anyway.. the whole point of my scribblings, which I've been distracted from... This hospital is 20 minutes from our home. I drove him there and drove 20 minutes back home to do one clients haircut. NOW... in a few minutes I will have to drive another back and forth totaling.. EIGHTY MINUTES .. to have my son do his 2 hour good deed in our community. Hello?? The stupidity of this should have been apparent,no? NO! It wasn't! I needed the advise of my genius friend this morning, who's wisdom shone down on me, like a crazed mothers personal oracle, as she said.. "ARE U CRAZZY??" (wow! I found a way to use the word oracle!)
"Take this time to relax.. find a local book store or coffee shop and just sit with a good book for the two hours." We women really do need each other, don't we?? Especially when stress gets in the way of good old common sense. So I am happily rescheduling my upcoming November and December friday night
clients and I am taking this opportunity that I was going to allow to add additional work and stress in my life... and turning into a night to look forward to. Lucy time.
:))

15 comments:

Granny Smith said...

I wouldn't worry about him getting the swine flu if he has already had it. Time out for you, tea and book in hand, sounds like advice from a wise oracle.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

nursing homes are good too when it comes to volunteering and working with people.

Chapter Forty said...

Your friend has turned the arrangement into a win win situation for you. Us Mums so deserve me time. What a great story.
C.F.

Remiman said...

Lucy,
Lucy-time.....
That has a nice ring to it. ;)

Linda Jacobs said...

Sometimes the obvious is too hard to see. Wonderful advice. That's why we have friends!

swapna said...

Very wise oracle, enjoy your coffee book time.

JP/deb said...

Ah, sometimes it just takes stepping back from the situation to see the wisdom of a different approach.

Thanks for sharing!

xx,
JP/deb

gs batty said...

good advice enjoy the coffee..good luck to your son

keith said...

Coffee! It wouldn't surprise me if it even cures swine flu

b said...

You made me smile...your crazed mother's personal oracle is the one you should invite to join you for coffee and visit on Friday nights! I would love to be there.

b

Giggles said...

Brilliant oracle I'd say!! Enjoy the break. You'll be so surprised how fast the couple of hours goes, and miss it when it's over!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Hugs Giggles

oldegg said...

You didn't have to sneak "Oracle" in because I seem to remember the oracles of old were hard to interpret and often could be taken several ways. Great post and good to see you solved the riddle.

Tumblewords: said...

Wow! You have the best oracle - how pleasant those breaks sound. Have fun!

one more believer said...

absolutely so enjoyed your post...with motherhood comes a bucket of patience... we sooo love our children... doesn't hafta make sense..right??!!!

Forgetfulone said...

yes, we women definitely must support each other! I hope his first day was a positive experience.