Saturday, June 21, 2008

can I sleep now?

I found this graphic this morning and I just had to laugh! This is so my house. I have 3 black cats.

Last night my friend Deb told me to go to the Italian restaurant across town. She said the owner speaks Italian.

So, I go over there. I ask a lady if I could speak to the owner. The lady asked if she could help me with something and I started crying. I explained everything that has been going on. Turns out that one of the waitresses is from Rome!

Her name is Anna and I know that she is an angle here on earth. I explained everything to Anna. Anna started calling all of the hotels that were on Amber route.

Amber was no where to be found. The number for the hotel in Rome was wrong.  Anna kept saying this is the wrong number. This number is for Florence. I know this code.

The gentlemen that owns the restaurant finally come out and see's Anna on the phone speaking Italian. So he asks what is going on.

Once he is filled in the gentlemen just looks at me and asks why she did not take travelers checks. Oh that is an easy one. I suggest to Amber that she go get some, but my mother told her that she would not need them. So Amber listened to my mom.

Side note: I have chewed my mother out for this. I think my exact words were " Thanks for contradicting me in front of Amber and telling her that she would not need travelers checks. Now look at the mess she is in." My mom just said well live and learn.

After about 3 hours of trying to get a hold of someone in Italy that MIGHT know where my daughter is.... well we gave up.

Anna said that she is from Rome. So she was going to go home and get on the Internet and try to figure something out.

I was just happy to have someone speaking Italian for me.

I get home and I jump om the computer. Where in the hell is my daughter?

I got the number for the U.S. Embassy in Rome and I was getting ready to call it, but I thought let me try the tour groups hot line again.

I finally got a hold of someone and they were able to give me the correct number to her hotel.

So now I am back to calling Rome. I should know Italian by now! Anyway I ask for someone who speaks English and they track down Amber for me.

Finally after how many hours of trying? I am finally speaking to Amber. I am trying to tell everything she will need to know about getting her money. That was when she says to me  "mom can you please hurry, I am missing breakfast and we are going to see the pope today"

So let me get this straight. You don't listen to me about taking travelers checks. You call me crying because your money got stolen. I do EVERYTHING in my power to help you and this is all you have to say to me.

I hope the Pope smacked her with his wand thing.

Well guess what? I am going to take my sweet time on getting her atm card activated. Maybe I will get around to it on Monday?

Rusty is on vacation next week. So I am looking forward to that!

I think it is time for her to stand on her own two feet or fall on her face. Maybe she will remember something that Rusty told her "If you need anything or if something happens you go to the U.S. embassy and you tell the marine at the gate that your dad is a retired Gunny and they will help you."

Today I am going to go to some yard sales and just chill. I will need to go and talk to Anna, but other then that I have nothing much planned.















momiscool2 said...

lol - she will be ok.

Rest relax and get the money to her after you take a break.
They won't abandon her on the trip. you need a BREAK.



hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))))))))Yes,you need a break,maybe go for a swim.I hope you wll be able to relax after all of this.You are a good Mom.

glensfork4 said...

Glad you FINALLY found her.......



deshelestraci said...

Oh my stars.  "I'm missing breakfast."?!  I would have done her in!

lv2trnscrb said...

LOL, Kelli, what they put us through!!! seeing the pope is pretty impressive, maybe he will knock some sense in her!!

geesh - what is with this hot weather - please tell me this is not the summer norm --

I hope you and Rusty have a great vacation next week!! it will be nice sans girls, hopefully no drama and just you, him and Ryan hanging out together

so sweet of that lady at the restaurant to help you; email me the name of the restaurant, would like to eat there sometime when it cools down


emabecmar said...

I am never letting my child go on an overseas trip, ever, lol. I am so glad things are ok now.

nelishianatl said...

My children cannot leave the US.  Ever.  My son will be 31 in August.  HAHA.

I have had my mother's hand playing puppet master with my children their entire life so what you are saying about what she does with yours, OH I so get it.  Believe me I do get it.  

I know she's hurt you alot.  

I hope you're asleep when I'm writing this.  

And my the Pope smack her empty head with his wand thing.

Traveler's Checks all the way if I ever go out of the country.  

I only have one black cat. That picture is cute though.

I truly do care about you and you can write me anytime you like just to vent.  

Warm hugs,


nellieenglsh said...

Well maybe she'll now listen to her mother?? I thought it was stupid of her not to have travellers, but like our mother said you can't teach an 18 year old much.

buggieboo1 said...

I am glad you finally got hold of her! Sorry she did that though after ALL you went through ( worrying) and tracking her down!!!


mortonlake said...

glad you got  her sorted.   and that  she  was  sooooo  grateful   lol  take  care  mort x

cgtperkins said...

Im glad you got to finally talk to must feel much better. And YES you can sleep now...LOL

helmswondermom said...

Phew!  Well at least you know she's okay.  Kids are so much fun, right?!?

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rdautumnsage said...

Hey you, you left this entry 5 days ago. As Lyn asked is everything ok? I think it's awesome that Anna was trying to help you out. Amber does need to learn a thing or two about responsibility. She didn't sound very grateful after everything she put you through. Let me know if your ok hon, your in my thoughts and prayers on the smoke. (Hugs)Indigo

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, sending up prayers for you, Hugs Lisa

springangel235 said...

Enjoy that vacation time...have a blessed weekend...hugs and love,

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lifes2odd said...

Just stopping by to say hi. I haven't been around much lately but I'm on summer break now - finally! I hope everything is ok over your way. Hope you and Rusty are having fun while he's on vacation. You cracked me up about hoping the Pope smacked Amber with his wand thing!!
Martha :-)

gehi6 said...

I was shocked to read this.  Sometimes I think kids!  Here you are worried to death but she is cool.  Ha.  Mom will come to the rescue.  Well, she can't help it if she has so much faith in your ability to fix things!  But I can certain sympathize with you because of the anxiety.  This only proves to me that my philosophy of life is true, Grandmas should mind their own business.  I had a talk with Jamal the grandson I tended when he was little and told him why I did not encourage him to tell his troubles to Grandma.  I thought my daughter and her husband were very capable.  On the other hand, I intervened with Dante because they were all desperate for some help!  But my daughter and son in law might have taken my having little talks with him amiss.  Dante used to count on telling me his troubles with his dad, school, etc, but his dad did not mind.  Jamal understood immediately because he knows his mom is supersensitive. I think it is my job to get along with her first and foremost.  As that will help Jamal the most.  He understood that, too, and I just told him this because he was old enough.  Sorry your mom is not more sensitive to your needs, too.  Gerry