that I think I could spit FIRE! 4 days ago I called my mother, who I don't have the best relationship with and have had to do alot of parenting to her over the years, to ask if she would come to my house today at 4pm to watch her grandkids for one hour while I have a very important meeting with my most important customer who is a personal chef and is writing me a $300 check today for her garden plot membership for the year AND a deposit for $500 worth of Meat Chickens she is buying from me later in the year and a Christmas Goose. So total, she is giving me a $500 check today. Not to mention buying 3 dozen eggs from me and a fresh baked apple pie. Can we say IMPORTANT that I not have distrations while I talk to this woman and her gardening partner? So I call her on Monday and ask her if she can keep an eye on them while I talk to her about the garden plot, future orders, etc. She says "No problem" that as long as she's done by 7pm because she has a meeting at her apartment complex, all is good. I only need her for an hour tops from 4pm to 5pm. I have been trying to get in touch with her all morning, started calling at 9am to confirm with her and touch base because you need to do that with her sometimes. Nothing. I get the machine every time. It's 12:30 now. I am now scrambling to find a baby sitter to come out with 3 1/2 hours to go till the meeting. Talk about short notice. My kids aren't horrible by any stretch of the imagination but they are very talkative and inquisitive and will talk the ears off of anyone who comes to visit. I just need someone to keep them in the living room with a movie/books/coloring/school papers until I'm done. Gosh I just want to scream right now!!!