So last night, about 5:45, I’d been home about five minutes or so. Here’s what was going on:
- I was on the computer, trying to order pizza* online, while fielding “suggestions” from the kids.
- The dog was leaping about, wanting to go outside.
- The cat wanted her food.
- Other noisy things.
The phone rang. Andrew picked it up without answering it. He said, “Mom, this Birmingham number’s been calling all day long.”
He thought it might be one of our relatives from down south trying out a new cell phone. Why he thought this and didn’t answer the phone is one of those mysteries forever locked in the mind of a thirteen-year-old boy.
So. I’m not sure what to expect when I answer the phone. It turns out to be the contest coordinator from the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence contest. And yeah, I wondered: Why is she calling me? They already announced the finalists.
Turns out, this is why:
Yeah, Geek Girl won the young adult category. I know. I can barely believe it either. But what a great way to start out a long weekend.
* We went with half pepperoni, half sausage and mushroom and some cheesy bread.