My friend was suppose to be here between 1:00 and 1:30 today, and I waited, and waited... and waited some more. I finally text her around 1:45 just to verify that she was coming. This was followed by a very apologetic phone call from her, where she kept calling me "Katie" (my name is not Katie). She explained that she had gotten a call that morning about a job interview that morning and she really needed the job so she was on her way to the interview right then, she didn't think she was going to make it! (Did I mention she was already 15 minutes late...) I finally couldn't take it anymore and asked why she kept calling me Katie? She replied with "who is this?" (Did I mention we are good friends?) I told her who I was, which triggered another apology and explaination. Apparently she had two babysitting jobs today that she was going to miss because of this interview (or she had already double booked) and she needed to let me go so she could call Katie. She would call me right back.
Now I could be very frustrated and put out by this, but I'm not. It isn't hard to reschedule a doctors appointment. I am really thankful that she has a job interview. Her interview is at a restaurant and I know she would be a valuable asset to their team because I have worked with her before in a restaurant setting. (That's where we met) She did call me back after talking to Katie and said she would call me back after her interview and let me know how it went. I hope she does, because I would love to have her over for dinner tonight. I would like for her to babysit the kids while I went shopping. They would be thankful to spend some time with her, and I would be thankful for some time out of the house. I have heard that Starbucks has brought their pumpkin latte back for the fall already and I was hoping to get one while I was out today... (I don't go to Starbucks often, but I do love their pumpkin lattes and their peppermint hot chocolates!) Oh, and our dog would be thankful to have some food... he is currently out. I also think that I might buy my dear friend a planner to help her keep track of her schedule :) I am so thankful for good friends!