I've got a story to tell you that will probably give you a laugh.
Last Thursday night, my sister Cheri called me around 9 at night and asked if she could run over with her son, Nick, so I could look at his arm. It seems he fell at work and as the night went on, the wrist area was swelling.
When I looked at it, it was swollen and painful enough that I thought he needed x-rays.
I offered to go to the ER with her, so Mark could stay home with the younger girls. Of course, this was not a quick visit. He did have a small bone fractured in his wrist and had to have a splint applied. We got home around 1 am. I can't just jump in bed, and didn't have to go to work the next morning, so I read a while and went to bed at 2am.
So - that's the background for the next day. I slept late, getting up around 9:30. Then, instead of hopping in the shower and getting ready, I started checking e-mails and blogs. Of course, as I was sitting there in my pj's, with my hair sticking up in the air (not a pretty sight); a car pulls in the driveway. In a panicked state, I went to the corner of the living room to see if this was someone I knew. As soon as I saw a girl get out of the car, I knew this was a bad idea. I didn't know her - she was probably trying to sell something. There was no way I was going to open the door looking like I did, but I couldn't run and hide because of the big picture window. So - I sat on the floor, next to the couch.
The doorbell rang. Then it rang again. At this point, I had a terrible thought. "What if she could see my feet or legs, and thought someone was hurt?" The thought of them calling 911 and having to explain the whole situation was not good!
Thank goodness, she left at this point. I peeked out the window, praying the car would leave, and it did!
I then made a beeline for the shower. Of course - no one else came to the door.
Moral of the story - if you don't get ready right away in the morning, don't open the blinds!
PS - Nick is doing fine!