Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Safety & Second Dates

After my niece's preschool Thanksgiving party, I indulged her for a bit on the playground until I received a phone call from my (great) Aunt Rene's cell. Since Aunt Rene doesn't even know how to operate the phone (i.e. flip the top to answer:) I knew it wasn't going to be good. A strange voice informed me that my "mother-in-law" had been in a car accident and was o.k. but shaken up pretty bad and able to talk. I asked the location and thanked her, immediately gathering Lauren up and calling my dad. I needed to pick my other niece up about that same time, so thankfully my dad drove to the rescue and took Aunt Rene to the hospital for x-rays. She's 88 years old and still getting around rather well, and I feel incredibly glad that this wreck didn't change that. She only needs a cast on her knee, and she'll feel sore, bruised, and battered for a bit but should heal. I am also thankful for my dad; he took care of her all afternoon (since I had my nieces) at the hospital and took her home this evening. This is the second time this year I've called him with an emergency, and he's responded with calm and ease each time.

p.s. I am also thankful for second dates--just the very fact that I want to go on one with this guy. And to answer Aaron's question of when is the next date--I think we're hiking on Wednesday. Oh--funny I actually blogged about this guy last January after I sat next to him at a benefit concert, noting that he was someone, or at least the kind of person, I'd like to date.

8 comments:

Princess Extraordinaire said...

I am sorry your MIL got into a wreck and hope she is okay. The date sounds promising!

Appletini said...

Second dates are GREAT! I hope you have a wonderful time!

Scotty said...

Ha! Funny how it worked out you had met this guy before, and were interested in him then :)

Ally said...

PE: Thanks--the woman on the phone just thought it was my mother-in-law....I think the accident scene was bit confusing; it's actually my great aunt. Thanks for the well wishes.

ella said...

I am a true believer that while you can meet the right person, it could be the wrong time. This may be the right time for both of you. :)

AaroN said...

I had no idea that Aunt Rene was hurt. I'll tell my mom if she hasn't heard.

Fun fact for our readers: I call Ally's great aunt, "Aunt Rene" too even though we're of no relation. We go way back. :)

Clearlykels said...

I'm glad the situation seems to have worked out as well as it can and that your aunt is doing well. I wish her the best.

Jamie said...

I'm glad your aunt is okay.

Also, yay for second dates!