When humor goes, there goes civilization. ~Erma Bombeck




June 30, 2009

Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream Dessert and a bunch of crap.

Before I give you this divine recipe I must explain my absence from the blogging scene as of late.
I have had tens of fans, o.k. maybe 3 asking where I have been.

First, as I have mentioned in the past I have four generations of people living in my house at the moment. YES, I said four!!

Mom and dad who are invalids with alzheimer's disease live in the MIL Apt. I think I am just going to make it the alzheimer's unit of the house and put them in lock down. Things would be safer around here if I did that!

Then there is my daughter, her husband, and their 3 children living in the basement. I think I'll put them in lock down too while I am at it. At the moment my comforter and blanket on my bed are covered in chocolate. It does come in handy for my midnight snacks but however, it doesn't look so swell.

Papa and I just got back from a little vacation. We went to Philadelphia ( more on that later) so I have been gone a few days.

This morning was a typical day around here. I arose with a migraine so I was moving slow, of course I had on one of Papa's 2X T shirts and my darling purple striped pajama bottoms that could survive any flood that came along. I was on the couch enjoying a Pepsi and some pop corn waiting for my meds to kick in when I hear "ding dong" It was my daughters BIL and SIL they had just come from a wedding. Tay (the daughter) knew they were coming but neglected to let me in on the secret. BUT that wasn't all, soon Tay's MIL, FIL, BIL, Grandma, Aunt so and so and uncle so and so, her SIL and niece were all filing in the door while I sat there with popcorn stuck in my teeth and grapefruit juice dribbled down my shirt from breakfast. My hair had a rats nest look from the 60's and in my mind I was plotting how I was going to kill Taylor later in the day.

Now mind you Tay's MIL had called the previous day and asked Taylor if it would be alright if they hung out at our house between the wedding and luncheon because they live an hour away so of course Tay said yes. BUT did not tell me. Papa has died many deaths through the years doing what Taylor did today. He finally wised up. She knows the rules of my house. I want everyone to see my fake life which consists of a spotless house that smells like clean laundry and cookies. I cannot be seen looking like a clown with popcorn stuck in my teeth at any time!

Luckily I dearly love all of these people that came over so it turned out o.k. I have actually traveled with Taylor's MIL and she knows what I really look like in the morning, although it was almost noon when this all occurred.

This truly is what a typical day is like around here, different people and situations but something is always going on, and in the middle of it all you are hearing " I'm hungry." "I have to go potty." "Nevermind I just peed my pants." and that's just from my mother!

Well now that I have gone on for an eternity I need to go to bed. I will post the recipe in the morning, maybe. I have a dentist appt. I hope I have gotten all that popcorn out of my teeth!

17 comments:

Mary at My New 30 said...

Oh my lord I am LMAO girl!! You are a hoot indeed. Wanna come stay with me? It's kinda crazy here too, but after reading this, it'd be a very calm place for you LOL!!

Connie said...

You have really painted a picture with your words! I'm still laughing because I think we all know what it's like to be caught looking our worse, or should I see, being comfortable!
You have a house full. You must have alot of patience or a great sense of humor...which we all know you have.

Kristina P. said...

OK, I guess I can forgive you for your absence. But I love that as soon as I ask where you are, you come posting! Yay!

TMI Tara said...

You're crazy Nana! We love it!!!

Grand Pooba said...

Your mom sounds awesome!

Jane In The Jungle said...

Oh how I have missed your crap!!
But understand when you don't crap...
I.would.kill.my.child!

Kelly said...

Glad you're back! Missed you.

Lisa Loo said...

Wow--well, just wow. I got nothing. Except the lock down thing is brilliant--can I lock down my parents house even if it isn't attatched to mine?

Bonnie the Boss said...

It sounds like to me that you could use a break!
Wow! that is a lot of extra people

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh my word I would have killed someone, lol

The Wife O Riley said...

We all have public and private lives and neither the two shall meet. Heads would definitely roll for this one.

Jolene said...

Oh no! I know what mornings are like when I wake up with a migraine. It turns into afternoon and I haven't even done anything at all. And visitors would just make it worse! I hope you're feeling better.

p.s. You didn't give us the recipe!

Sparcam said...

I was beginning to think I needed to email you and let you know your blog missed you! Can't wait to hear about your trip. Hopefully, it wasn't too humid over there!

Deanna said...

LMAO I hear you!

Our lives mirror in so many ways - I'm just a few years (quite a few maybe) ahead of you. Things are a bit saner these days but I sometimes miss the craziness.

Alzheimers is definitely a disease that can strip you of your sense of humor if you let it. My favorite story of mom towards the end is she kept asking me where my mom is... I kept telling her she is my mom and she'd say no and then we'd go again... Keep your awesome sense of humor and it will serve you well.

Now I'm wondering why I didn't think of lock down when my daughter and her son was living with us....

Glad to see you back (psst you missed a kernel of popcorn...)

Andrea said...

Ooooo, I can relate. My husband is still learning how not to invite people over without telling me.

Debbie said...

Bless your heart! I hate it when someone in the family neglects to tell me I am having company!

Mimi Sue said...

Hilarious. I'm glad I'm not the only one with a fake life. Mimi