Send lots of prayers for tomorrow (and boas if real)

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debbiR
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   Posted 3/18/2005 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I know that we usually come here and ask for prayers for very serious matters but, believe me, I need all the prayers that I can get for tomorrow afternoon. We are a typical single parent, middle income family. I don't put on airs. I am usually known to "tell it like it is" but I am going to have to bite my tongue tomorrow. My youngest dd is having her first baby shower and there will be over 50 people there. Not that there is anything wrong with that as some of them are her friends that are sweet as pie. But the list includes my drug addict, alcoholic, butt-loaded w/money sister; my neurotic, manipulative, looney-toons mother; and my dd's mil. This woman (the mil) was raised right here in Mo, never left our fair city, but MK and Jo-Ann, her accent would make you all sound like you were from the East coast! eyes She was raised in a very small home and really didn't have a pot to pee in (as we say here) but married into LOTS of money and I swear that we pray when it rains she isn't outside. Her nose is so far up in the air that she would drown! She has a music room in her house, with a grand piano, but NO ONE in the family plays a musical instrument of any type. She told me that my granddaughters were trash because my dd wasn't married when she had them. (I thank God every day that she didn't marry the bum) She has discovered that my dd, we call her "red" when she gets mad, isn't one to back down and this has caused some problems as the mil is NOT use to having someone tell her "NO". lol
 
My ds found out about the shower and hounded my dd until she agreed to let her furnish the food. Ok, now get this, she had her "personal florist" (give me a break) go out and measure the tables to make sure that the centerpieces were just the correct size! My ds and mother and I are NOT on speaking terms. In fact, this will be the first time I will be around my mom in about 6 weeks. My best friend is going to be right by my side to make sure that no one starts anything (we know that my ds will be looped and prob high as a kite) to ruin this for my dd. In fact, we have thought of just leaving the car running in the driveway in case we need to make a quick get-away!
 
Anyway, I really am looking forward to being with both of my dd's and granddaughters, friends and family (excluding the 3 mentioned above) and seeing what great gifts are given to my almost born grandson (I have nicknamed him the "Little Prince") but I am a little afraid that my mouth won't listen to my chemo brain and stay shut! lol
 
So, any extra little prayers you have, please send them my way. I'll update tomorrow if I am still alive.
 
Deb
 
PS..those boas you all talk about aren't the live snake type, are they?????????
 
 


 


lemonz
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   Posted 3/18/2005 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Question! Are there any pink snakes? Inquiring minds would like to know. Other than that good luck with your shower. Sounds like a real interesting affair. Joyce
How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.
 
 


MNlady13
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   Posted 3/19/2005 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Deb, the boas are feather confection to adorn one's shoulders, not the constrictor type that you are thinking of. Lauri
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
 
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


gma
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   Posted 3/19/2005 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
ROTFLMAO Join the club of looney toon mothers. I can picture them all from your description. I have been known to go off when discussing the female parent, also. I don't have any sisters so I guess I am lucky in that respect. I hate phonies................ I hate phonies. Don't put on airs in front of me because it just does not impress me at all. Wish I could be your friend sitting next to you so we could whisper and laugh about it all. Anyways, I hope they all try to out do each other in buying your daughter the best possible present and she comes out a winner. When is the baby due? I have a great grandchild due in the next few weeks. I am knitting like crazy..........
 
Hugs and feathers for a fun day today. MK
 
PS Had a thought after I submitted.  I have met most of the women face to face who post here, except for very new members and there is not one phoney in the bunch.  We have all income levels and I am sure all levels of society and believe me when I say everyone is real and kind and sweet who now posts here.



Post Edited (gma) : 3/19/2005 8:44:56 AM (GMT-7)


ardee
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   Posted 3/19/2005 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Some of us have more than our fair share of odd family members. My mother is also one for the books. She creates such havoc around the holidays that I sometimes go to Massachusetts just to be with people I love and enjoy (I live in California, and my mom is 45 minutes away.). I'm wishing you lots of luck with this bunch. Sounds like you need it.

Hugs,
Rita


coopfesta
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   Posted 3/19/2005 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
By now it's probably over, you may need to be bailed out LOLOL.  Let's take up a collection, eh ladies???
 
Seriously, I so relate to the anticipatory stuff.  I hate it myself.  I hope everything went ok.  Please let us know.
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius

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debbiR
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   Posted 3/21/2005 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I SURVIVED! There were a couple of times that I sure wished that our pink boas had been the live snake type. lol
 
It was really funny to sit back and watch my ds and my dd mil try and outdo each other the entire afternoon. When the mil introducted my ds to everyone because she had furnished the food and flowers, she said, (now think of the thickest southern drawal you have ever heard) .,.."this is Jen's Aunt Diaaaaaaaaaaa". Heck, I wasn't even sure whose name she had said.
As soon as I walked in the front door, the mil grabbed me and said..."Debbi, we are going to have to take pics now..one with you and Jen and me, one with you and Jen and one with me and Jen. And I will decide what pics are going to be taken as the afternoon progresses. Give me a break! I looked at her and started laughing and said, "Now DK, I really believe that this is my dd's shower and that you aren't even in charge of giving it. So, why don't we leave it up to Jen? And I can assure you that there will be pics of Jen and myself as well and some of the girls and I with her. And also, I plan on having Brandon (my sil) in the pics also. Her mouth dropped open, eyes furious and she stomped off. Darn, it felt good to stop that skinny, overbearing faker in her tracks.
My dm and ds did decend upon the girls (2 of my 3 granddaughters) and I as soon as we sat down. Both of the girls moved onto my lap but that didn't stop my dm and ds. Finally my friend arrived and we all changed chairs and put my friend between my dm and me. My ds attempted to start an argument and I very quietly but not nicely told her it was not the place nor the time and she could either keep her mouth shut or SHE could stay in the kitchen with her help. If looks could have killed, I would be dead. lol
My daughter called me on Sat morning and said, "Mom, you don't have to leave". Now, considering it was early and chemo brain, I had no idea what she was talking about. Evidently, my best friend told her Fri evening what my dm and ds had been doing to me and that I was NOT going to let anything ruin the shower. Jen told me that if she saw that either of them were giving me a rough time, that she would personally escort them to the front door. Wow, that sure made me feel good. I am glad that it is over. I had one heck of a headache once we left the shower and I know that it was from nothing but tension. So, I went to bed and took a nice long nap as soon as I walked in the front door.
Thanks for all of your good thoughts and prayers. Now get ready, cause there is another baby shower in May.
Hugs
Deb

 


MNlady13
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   Posted 3/21/2005 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad you held your own and then some, Deb. Not everyone could have been as cool and level headed as you were. Good going for putting MIL in her place. Hang tough. Hugs, Lauri
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
 
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


gma
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   Posted 3/22/2005 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
He He He I loved it. Y'all want to come to the wedding with me this Friday? My dm (bride's great grandmother) is the drama queen and the grooms dgm is a very back on the ranch Texan. My dgd told me she hoped dgm would keep her shoes on during the wedding. During the shower, she did not. Sat there right next to me in BARE feet, not stocking feet............ So I am picturing her out on the floor dancing in those bare feet, and my mother tsk tsking. The groom's mother is a take charge rather nice person but can be a little over done. She did the wedding invitations and put BYOB on them without approval of the bride or her family. They were a little upset about that. Then there is my dd's ex who has to win no matter what. The bride's father. His whole family is upset that she came to TX and is marrying a Texan and not going back to them. Oh yes, it will be quite the fun reception. I hope it goes without too many hitches and Saturday is a happy day for all. Will let you know how it all worked out. If you want to come watch, come ahead, boas should be welcome. LOL Hugs MK

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