It was INEVITABLE
Aug. 30, 2011 9:38 pm
Updated: Sep. 2, 2011 12:44 pm
I'm guessing that the funk I've been in for a few days now stems from the knowledge that I will have to travel next month... In and of itself, not too hateful, though I'm certainly comfortable to simply STAY HOME! It began with a call from sis.
Like it or not, mom turns 90 on Sept 23rd... quite a feat, but she can be somewhat "difficult" to put it politely! Add to that the repetition of the same (3) stories... OVER, AND OVER... Then, of course, when she forms an opinion, there's NO changing her
mind. NONE! Regardless of how utterly ridiculous her notion may be... Gotta love her... I will take solace in the fact that sis booked tickets for she and her beau some days ago... At least, I'll have a little interferance along the way. I was afraid
that sis would get mouthy if I went for less than a week... but she's only in Lansing for two nights! I was able to book directly into Lansing, thankfully, so my rental car will be used little to none! I was actually surprised that round trip + car shouldn't
be over $500 - those pesky taxes, airport charges and the like! (Will you require AIR on the flight?) There's also a fee for renting the car "at" the airport... The only way to rent a car in Lansing, is AT the airport! (At least, last I knew...)
I also imagine that Wendy will out do me regardless of what I might do for mom in regards to gifts (other than ME!) I believe a modest bouquet will suffice, and of course presume that "we" will take mom out for a meal.
The next question is what to buy for wardrobe... I haven't owned a pair of slacks that fit for 11 yrs! My one pair of jeans are apt to drop down to my ankles should I hiccup! Doubting that I'll have time to mess with it there, I'll check out Costco since
I'll need to go soon... but there's always good ol' Target! Very near Costco, come to think of it! One trip, two stops... I can do that!
Crazycook's culinary efforts have been boring, bland, and down right disappointing... but until I drop from starvation, I'll not complain... The other night though, I had cooked some sliced beef in the crock pot for hours, in a simple broth... Stir fried
onion and green bell pepper, topped with some decent cheese on a "roll." In my mind, a "sandwich" isn't exactly "dinner" fare, but it was flavorful, easy, and filling, with homemade baked beans on the side! I'm guessing now that I think of it, that soon
I must begin freezing l/o's... anything in the frige when I leave, will be furry/green when I get back!
With that, I'll sign off for tonight. Be healthy, be happy, be crazy!