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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Holy Hump Day !

I can't quite find the time to formulate any beautiful, white-picket-fence-laden thoughts, I'm afraid. In between bouts of having to work (it's a money thing), we're getting ready for the arrival of our good buddies Sean and Jeffrey tomorrow. You'll recall this post outlining the festivities! I can't believe that they are almost here......yippee! There are toilets to scrub (well, just one, actually), doggies to bathe (well, just one, actually), and floors to clean. Oh, I guess I'll wash their sheets as well, just out of my good-natured heart. And, by the way, if you're in the Portland area and would like to stop in this coming Sunday afternoon, October 11, at 4pm, you're more than welcome to -- we're having a little get together to introduce all of our Portland friends to Sean and Jeffrey -- email me for details if you'd like.

In addition, my MIL took a fall when her legs became tangled in a dog's leash yesterday. Not good when you're more than 80 and already have a hard time walking. So, 911-ambulance-ER = No broken bones. ....whew. But, I do have to admit, that sitting in the ER waiting room for numerous hours provided me with enough fodder for six year's worth of blog posts. Let me put it this way: Wal Mart has NOTHING over the ER that I sat in last night. Nothing. There was a young lady cornered by two hospital security guards and asked about her reason for being in the hospital, who she was, what she was doing, etc. They told her they'd be right back with her. And what did she do? Made a bee-line for me....ME! She came right over and sat next to me in her winter coat with the hood pulled up and her little cutsie pajama bottoms and slippers. I should have offered her a cocktail.

So, today is going to be spent sorting out MIL's condition, whether she can go home and function alone or not. And to top it off, she has a really bad attitude about hospitals and doctors. She is agitated, upset, irritated, and angry. It's not pleasant. I can hardly wait.

The weather has been more than perfect. Cold nights, fantastic fall days. I love it. In fact, I love weather....all kinds. So, that's a good thing.

Oh, by the way, do you all have your orders placed with Amazon for Going Rogue, Sarah Palin's latest and, perhaps, greatest? Hehehehe. Smooches.

12 comments:

Breenlantern said...

Oh, so we get to be the mean guys that you have to entertain so you can't be there for Blair's Mom. Thanks a LOT! I really do hope she's OK. If my stomach doesn't get better by tomorrow, I can sit with her in the hopsital room and eat jello and apple sauce.

ShawnyBoy said...

I'm glad the MIL is okay. I was worried when I saw the posts yesterday. I HATE that our parents are getting up there in age. It worries me.

Larry Ohio said...

So sorry about your MIL. My parents are the same age and every time they leave their little apartment I fear for them.

When I'm that age I'll avoid the risk of falling by spending all my time on my knees :-)

Princessa lil mexico said...

Make that three of us. I just might call into work tomorrow. I am glad to read that you MIL is well. I miss her the best. See you this weekend!

anne marie in philly said...

oh yeah, I even pre-ordered it from amazon.com...NOT!

that "book" might make good kindling for a winter fire in my fireplace!

won't waste my money on this trashy broad!

sending good karma to your MIL!

RAD said...

House guest!!!...have a good time-We will try to pop in on Sunday...Maybe we take a road trip and surprise you boys!!! Isnt this weather splendid!!! An NO THANKS on the book...

Ur-spo said...

I hope you all have a splendid time
I hope MIL mends soon and well.

Lemuel said...

Oh, I thought the book was "Going Rouge". LOL! (Did you hear the one guy on TV saying it that way? I think it is a Freudian slip.)
Best wishes to your MIL for healing and to you all for your forthcoming par-teh with the visitors.

bridgeout said...

WHEW! What a cluster at the ER! I do not ever relish time at the ER! I hope your MIL will be on the mend!
What a mad capped adventure you are going to have with the boys from Albany! Cheers and moochies to you all! And of course the voyeur in me can't wait for the pics!!

daveincleveland said...

truly hope all is fine with mother in law and hopefully by now she is home.....and have a blast today...wish i could come but cleveland little far for an afternoon of cocktails.....anyways have a great time
hugs from cleveland

Michael Guy said...

I was watching HGTV this weekend and some show featured a bit about PORTLAND. Looks loverly, Lewis...

(maybe I should move there?)

HOPE your MIL is doing okay. A friend of mine fell last winter on a icy patch...required disc surgery. ISH!

Stash said...

I hope your MIL gets well soon. That's a quite a traumatic event to suffer through for anyone, least of all someone in her eighties...

:(