"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." ~~Wisdom from Dr. Seuss:


1 More Night

We have finally come to the last and final night of this visit with my MNL.  I cannot lie and say that I am not happy she will be departing this one horse town tomorrow night.
She really is a nice lady (I have to assume, other people like her, and she does have friends she's just never cared to share that "personality" with me) she just has an "air" to her let's say.
This visit has been focused around how "FAT" people are.  Mostly DH, me, my family and DH's family.
According to her everyone has got fat and ugly.  No she does not know what the word tact means.  (And you thought I was bad Momma, shame!!)

Since she's been here I have fixed the following menus:
Arrival: baked chicken, new potatoes w/parsley, green beans, fresh tomatoes, pone of cornbread, snicker-doodle cake (which for the record according to her was too dry)
Day 2: chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, yeast rolls
Day 3: skillet cabbage and pone cornbread and brown sugar chewies
Day 4: Birthday supper at Momma's for Dad, fried fish, french fries, hushpuppies, macaroni salad, red velvet cake, cherry cheesecake.
Day 5: grilled rib-eye steak, mashed potatoes w/green onions, cheese and bacon.
Day 6: Pasquales, (where she asked if we were eating here) she had a stromboli
Day 7: biscuits, gravy, eggs, breakfast rice, tomatoes.  For dinner we were at a cookout
Day 8: biscuits, eggs w/bacon, spinach, mushrooms & cheese, fresh strawberries.
supper consisted of a buffet at a local state park,
Please know the lady never eats less than two plates, she goes on and on and on about how she can eat and stay thin.
Did I mention she can't do ANYTHING for herself?  She won't can't fix her own cup of hot tea that she HAS to have before bed, and as soon as she wakes up.

Tonight as we're sitting at the table, DH makes the mistake of telling his Mom that her hair fell into her corn.
Where she tells him her hair would not fall out and it's not hers.

Me: Way to go telling her "her" hair fell in her plate. You knew it wasn't going to be hers.
So far your mother hasn't liked anything I've fixed or one place we've taken her to eat.
DH: Yes she has, you don't know what you're talking about.
(the MNL then sits down with a piece of cake)
MNL: This is not good cake, this is not german chocolate cake, only Grandma makes german chocolate cake. This is nasty cake.
(I give DH the "I told you so" look, looked at the MNL smiled, and went back to eating my chicken)

She did thank me for taking her to the Lodge tonight to eat even though the meal was horrible. LOL.
God Love Her.
One more night, One more night, One more night.........I can DO IT!!!!


Anonymous said...

You have made my day.. I read this and well I had to smile as I was reading it. Reminds me of my own mother, she always wants to come to my house to have a BBQ. She makes sure she is late getting here, so she want have to do anything, and then leaves really fast after eating so she once again want have to lift a finger to help with the clean up. The hamburgers are always to dry, or she would have cooked them different. People always amaze me, can't they just be thankful for the kindness they were shown while at someone elses home.

You just put into words what the rest of us were to chicken to be honest and tell how we really feel. I amare you for that. You go girl !!


Taylor said...

WOW!! Sounds like a lovely woman LOL!! Honestly, if she was my MIL she would have been gone long ago!! Good for you for having so much patience, you are a better wife than I LOL!!!

tammy said...

I could list so many ways my mom-in-law drives me crazy and I would love to on my blog if my husband hadn't told her I had a blog in the very beginning! She is also one that brags about being able to eat what she wants and stay skinny.