Thursday, March 7, 2019
Unexpected Greeting (SOL19 #7)
The ride home was a blur. I turned on my turn signal just before turning in to the driveway. Click. Click. Click.
I was trying to listen to my mom talk about something. School buses? Work schedules? An upcoming concert? To be honest, I don’t even remember. My brain was feeling fried from spending the day as a student at a professional development. I slowly drove down the long driveway toward the gate but stopped short, remembering that I still have some errands I need to do this evening.
I put the car in park and start to grab my things.
“Okay Mom. I just pulled in. Yep. Yep. Gotta go. Love you too!”
I hit the button to hang up the phone and took a deep breath. This might have been the first moment of silence that I have had all day. I continued to collect the rest of my bags.
Why do I have SO many bags?
I turned to the passenger seat to grab the final, most important bag. My purse. After picking it up I looked out my passenger window. What I saw made my heart feel like it was going to jump out of my chest.
2 sets of eyes staring right at me.
Its not that the thought of seeing my husband and dog is terrifying, but this greeting was totally unexpected. Have I mentioned I don’t like to be surprised?
This surprise greeting was okay though.