Sorry I've not been welcoming as much as I want to as of late.
Life got a little busy these past few weeks. I haven't lit a coal or burned a stick since Thanksgiving.
Thank god I had cryovac'd some Q to tide me over.
Great idea Jeff. Hopefully I'll be more frequent greeter after Christmas.
But just to tide you all over till I can get back to helping out, here's a little off topic. This happened Tday weekend. I shared this with a few of you, but here is for all to enjoy:
I posted this somewhere under the title "Anyone try anything new lately?":
Well for one, I tried to get in bed with my mother in law on Thanksgiving.
Take your shoes off and get comfortable, you might enjoy this story.
When the In laws come over, they kinda take over the house, space wise. I sleep on the couch, my brother in law sleeps on the futon in the living room, my wife and 6yr old daughter sleep in the daughterâ€™s room with the double bed, and mother and father in law get our master with the king size bed (FIL is a pretty big guy).
So its Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, and we are sitting around the tube having a few drinks and visiting. Mother in law then mentions that she only sleeps with â€˜jamaâ€™s when sheâ€™s at our house, at home she sleeps in the buff. My wife is getting the creepy crawlies and says â€œWhat?!!â€. Mother in law says â€œyou should try it, it is very liberatingâ€. Wife is now sitting with fingers in ears going â€œLa La La Laâ€. Now if you looking at my MIL, you would never guess she was in her early 60â€™s.
So we wrap it up before 11pm, and I fall asleep on the couch, and everyone goes to bed.
I wake up at about 3am in a half sleep, and the TV is still on in front of me. Now as a rule, I hate falling asleep in front of the tube. So I turn off the tube, trying not to open my eyes and burn my corneaâ€™s off. So I amble my way up the stairs and into my room, trying not to open my eyes more than a crack, so as not to actually wake up.
Then I see that my wife is laying on my side of the bed. I lean over, put my hand on her shoulder, and, pretty vigorously, give her shoulder a shake and say â€œKath, move over, your in my spot.â€
â€œUm Bill, its me Marge, not Kathleenâ€ is what I hear next. Then I experienced that feeling that all of us have had before. I call it the â€œoh sh*tâ€ moment. The instantaneous moment of clarity when you realize that you are trying to get in the same bed with your mother in law, is a pretty much an instant eye opener. I am now completely awake.
â€œOh sh*t, sorry Marge, I walked into the wrong roomâ€ I said. Well in saying that, my father in law on the other side of the bed wakes up, â€œwha what, whatâ€™s going on?â€ â€œNothingâ€ I said, â€œIâ€™m in the wrong roomâ€
So I went into my daughters room and squeezed into the double with them (I hate sleeping on the couch)
So in the morning, we all had a good laugh recounting the tale.
Well it was about 11:30am ish, smoker was already going, my wife and mother in law are in the kitchen, and the father in law is in the family room, which is an extension of the kitchen.
My wife is busy cutting up apples and sweet potatoes, getting casserole dishes made. I said â€œKath, your mom can do that. Lets go upstairs and fool aroundâ€.
She said â€œAre you kidding? I have like a million things to do and people will be here in 2 hours!â€
So I then turned and said to my mother in law â€œMarge, letâ€™s go upstairs and fool aroundâ€
My father and mother in law both busted out laughing. We recalled the joke and the tale during dinner when everyone was present, and all had a good laugh. Hope you all had a chuckle yourselves.