Yes, Mom, I’m alive. Although, I’m glad to know you are so worried that any time this weekend will be soon enough to find out your baby is alive and well.
Here is a list of what I’ve been doing instead of calling you (have I mentioned that I love lists):
1. I can’t call when I’m working at the elementary school because, duh, I’m working.
2. I can’t call when I’m working at the theatre because, again, I’m working. Unless an emergency happens (like my car being towed) and I need a little money, then I will make time to call while even at work.
3. I couldn’t call on Tuesday night because I started watching American Horror Story on Hulu. It was awesome.
4. I couldn’t call on Wednesday night because I was finishing season 1 of American Horror Story. This might not seem important, but I promise – it was.
5. I couldn’t call on Thursday because I was hanging out with a friend. She is also from the South, and we both ended up doing impressions of our southern mamas. So, even though we weren’t talking, I was thinking about you 🙂
6. I couldn’t call you on Friday because I was once again at home watching Hulu. I told myself I would unpack the last few boxes from the move, but I watched the latest Grey’s Anatomy instead. All of this at the time seemed way more important than calling you, but I love you.
7. I couldn’t call you after receiving your text this morning because I was sleeping in for the first time in weeks. Then, I went to the grocery and ran an errand that has to do with your Christmas present. (Don’t get your hopes up, because I’m poor. But you know this since I have to borrow money when my car gets towed.)
8. I don’t remember what I was doing after all those things, but I’m sorry I didn’t call. I’m especially sorry that it took 12 whole hours for me to respond to your text. Clearly my life is so exciting and fast-paced that I can’t possibly be bothered to call my mother on a regular basis. At least you can text and we can connect through the written word. I love technology. But more than technology, I love you. Call you tomorrow.
P.S. I probably would’ve stopped doing almost all of these very important things if you had called me. The phone works two ways you know.