Holiday Joys

I wouldn’t trade places with any of you knowing what I am about to see from the comfort of my chair in the next 24 hours.

Unfolding before me like a well scripted soap opera will be family idiotic behavior like you can’t imagine.

I got a glance of the fun to be last night as the mother in law pulled in late (surprise, surprise) because she had made a wrong turn on a major Interstate highway that she wasn’t supposed to be on at all, driving a route she had driven for the last 8 years but never quite taken the directions to memory.

Meanwhile Larry (FIL) and I are quietly enjoying a few steamed mollusks, a glass of beer and watching ESPN. I have had this fresh seafood Jones ever since Chris was here for the game.   

The MIL walked in with bags of baked goods that made even my pancreas shutter.  I can see this will be a 24 hour sugar-thon for her and she commenced to grazing and offering out her confections to everyone in sight. I wasn’t going to be an enabler for her sugar habit plus I have my own way of getting sugar in my system that is a lot more fun and I don’t really care for sweets.

Oh did I mention my FIL and her ex is a diabetic?

I ordered a pizza because the going out to eat plans where not going to work at this late hour. We all ate and watched a movie.

She talked throughout the movie and unfolded crackling candy wrappers the whole time as she continued to graze. She finally got Larry to feed after much encouragement and I left the two of them grazing on sugar and went to bed.   

The fun begins soon.

To all my readers I wish for you a most wonderful holiday and thank you for stopping by this past year with all of your comments.  


Ken said...

Oh what joy is to see.......
such a sweet sweet family!

Merry Christmas one and all!

Jay said...

The MIL sounds like lots of fun.

Have a great Christmas dude!

Bretthead said...

In-laws. Can't live with them, can't ditch 'em.

CarmenSinCity said...

Don't ya just love the holidays with the crazy families? It's always a real treat.

Have a merry christmas and a happy new year!!! Be safe too :)

Chris said...

I'm jealous over all of the fresh oysters/mussels being served up. Just don't get sick of them before we have a chance to come back.

Merry Christmas.

terri said...

Enjoy and try not to go crazy! Merry Christmas Wreg!

TerryC said...

Now can you see why we live thousands of miles from family!?!

Good luck, honey. You're a much better person than I....

Have a wonderful holiday!

We're counting the days 'til y'all get here (can't really help it, can we, with it in our faces every time we visit your site!) ;-) ;-)

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

Terry, I am like a horse in the gate all frothed up inside thinking about the island. I have held off blogging about my dear sweet island and friends there because it will only make things worse for me pining to be there.

I dream I'm there almost nightly.

Just like I am a lesbian trapped in a man's body I am a Cruzan trapped in North Carolina.

6 weeks and two days.

Peach Pod said...

Wow! I'm so sorry about the MIL thing. That is one thing I don't miss at all. Of course, if I could permanently ditch her son, I would! At least you don't have BIL to add to the mix. Don't let MIL find the good wine. You know it will quickly disappear (except for the stains that she bound to leave on the freshly cleaned carpet)!

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

I have the good stuff hidden. I have an 11 year old Cab and a seven year old bottle that I must consume soon.

I'm serving Yellow Tail for the masses. It's actually darn good for the money.

Peach Pod said...

You turned me on to Yellow Tail a couple of years ago when I called you from Atlanta looking for a wine recommendation. Did you get that Reindeer wine from World Market this year? Or you could have gone with Two Buck Chuck!