Happy Fat Tuesday all!
Tonight we will have gumbo and king cake and drinks (no hurricanes) Tomorrow I will give up cursing for the 40 days of Lent.
Do any of you celebrate Fat Tuesday? Give anything up for Lent? I used to go get the ashes on Ash Wednesday but I haven't been to church in a very long time.
I like to celebrate anytime there is a reason to and Mardi Gras has always been one of my favorites, maybe someday I will even make it to New Orleans.
So as they say "Laissez les bon temps rouler!"
So if you read my last blog you know it's been a bad patch, well my aunt passed last Friday...to add the the pile of ever mounting crap! So there you go!
Yesterday I was googling Spawn's name to see if there is any new info out there on her, and up popped Linkedin with her current resume. So it appears she holds each job for about 1 year and 3 months on average.
Okay I am just over this new year! DH has fallen off of his stupid knee scooter three time since his surgery, each time coming closer to hurting himself worse than his surgery ever was. I finally had to hide to damn thing and force him to use his crutches.
Yesterday my mother annouced that she will be going to see my terminal uncle (her brother) for her birthday. She then proceeds to tell my father that she wants my uncle to die on her birthday so she doesn't have to celebrate it anymore...WHAT!!!
So a week ago DH had surgery to have a bone spur removed, not a big deal and he has a little knee scooter to get around on for the next six weeks.
Well my time is running short and I will soon be firmly entrenched in the holiday madness that entails way too much alcohol and family members, so I will wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Remember to hug your loved ones tight, create an exit plan if need be and commit to getting that adult skid out of the house once and for all.
For all of those suffering from loss, depression, sickness etc. know that you are loved and cherished and the world is a better place with you here.
BD had her ballet performance this past weekend and one of the guys I work with was there. So we were talking today and reminiscing about when the group was under a different owner and how long the shows would drag on.
He mentioned that his sister used to dance back in the day and his stepmother was all into it and was a "dance" mom. He mentioned the stepmother's name and I was all "Oh I know her I used to work with her she's so sweet."
So I admit I watch this show knowing that it's pretty much staged for the drama, but did anybody watch it on Sunday?
The stand out to me was the mail order wife telling her soon to be husband that he needs to stop paying child support for his daughter because it's taking all the money away from her and her son. Then she kicked his adult daughter (?) out of the house while he was at work.
DH had travel to his family's state so BD and I went with him so we could also stop in and see my Uncle who lives there as well.
At DH's father's house in the guest bedroom there were photos that we have sent over the years of all the kids, it was actually pretty entertaining to see that they took down all the photos with SD in them, just nails marking where those photos will be re-hung once we leave...I mean really?
So my DH is going on travel in December very near his family and my terminal uncle...see previous blog. I told him maybe stop by and see uncle if possible, but we have been planning a trip to see him in early January.
Saw my mom today who tells me uncle is dying and so wont make Christmas....she’s been telling me he’s dying since he was diagnosed...eye roll. Then she tells me my brother who just went to see him was canceling all travel in December because they feel he’s done too.
My uncle is terminal with pancreatic cancer that has now spread to his liver and intestines. The doctors are giving him 1 year with chemo, this is his second go-around. His first round they told him he would probably get four years.
He has decided he is done and that he wants to quit, his wife is insisting he keep going as she wants more time with him. My mom is visiting with him right now and is trying to help convince him to keep going.