Ok..I know it's been a very long week and it's hotter than Satans Underoos , but this made me laugh my ass off all day.
It's been an okay week save for the fact that I suspect something is up with the MIL .She called me at work (!) to check a few things on a recipe that her child and I use A LOT .
Nothing unusual there save for the fact that she is not in the habit of calling my office and I am always on " RED ALERT " when she does.........with good cause I might add .
So we chit chatted and this thatted as best as we could , work permitting and then we get to the bones of it all.
It's been 14 months since her open heart surgery last year and she's lost about 40 to 50 lbs..which she could ill afford. Now granted , when someone does a plate for her at supper , they do the lil old lady version..not a whole lot but a variety of things we know she likes.
She , as is now her habit , will take 3 bites at most and then scoot the food around on her plate .
I'm never quite sure if this is the " Toddler avoidance of Brussels Sprouts" or the Anorexics Adagio.
But ...I have my plots, plans and permutations..oh yes I do .
You see, my local best friend ( I have 3..one on each coast and my Nee Nee) Nee Nee's Daddy is the folks preacher.
I work with Nee Nee.
Me: " Nee Nee..I need a favor."
Nee Nee : " Sure honey....whazzup ?"
Me: " I need Big Daddy to do a drive by on Mother "
Nee Nee Picking Up The Phone " Hi Daddy.......yada yada yada"
Nee Nee then shares that Mother had to leave the service this last Sunday because she was in some considerable pain.
That in itself is a long story and the only thing you need to understand is Cancer and a woman who has had all the treatment she can have at this point , plus the heart issues .
Hisself and I know what we are facing and he will be spending Fathers day with the folks.
It is what it is .