Approximately four times a year I have one of those periods of time where I am running at maxiumum capacity, and just teetering on going over the edge. Usually around Christmas time, the end of the school year, mid-February (sports and school reasons), and the first week of school. I'd like to add the week before Thanksgiving this year. I was a little overinvolved in projects for others, have parent/teacher conferences to conduct, and have to attend five conferences for my own children. There was other miscellaneous "stuff" we all have, too. I was wiped out after school, and then got a call from my mother-in-law.
I didn't click over) and the doorbell rang. I told my mother-in-law just a second while I answered the door. It was the neighbor returning some spice he borrowed. I stood and talked to him for about ten minutes. I did not remember that my mother-in-law was on the other end of the phone until after I closed the door and started to put the spice away. I WAS HOLDING THE PHONE THE ENTIRE TIME! She got a good chuckle out of it. Thank goodness I wasn't cooking!