DQ Christmas shopping online today and maybe off to the stores tonight. I can’t wait to put up our tree!!!
Friend1: Everyone is feeling the spirit early this year! I love it!
daisyfae: i thought you were just going to give Granny* a green blanket and throw some ornaments on her?
Cousin1**: Be nice daisyfae. She’ll haunt you forever!
Cousin2**: I guess the remodeling won’t be done by Christmas? You had said that you hoped so … I thought perhaps that was an ambitious schedule …
DQ: I told her I was going to hang garland around the bottom of her bed. It looks like she’ll be here for a while longer. We are going to start in the spring. BJ has been busy and her house still has so much stuff to go through!
The second: Inappropriate parental encouragement. Although i gotta admit, the kid is cute. This is DQ, III, spawned of DQ and BJ a couple years ago. Another generation of trailer park goddess in training…. she’s doomed.
* My Mom. She’s been living on a twin bed in DQ’s living room since pacemaker installation in July. The plan was originally for DQ and BJ to build a house in the country. Whoops! Requirements creep meant they couldn’t qualify for a construction loan. The next plan? Build a “small” addition onto Mom’s house, and move the entire mess of them over there. Except there was a bit of requirements creep there, too… it became a “double the square footage in the house” exercise, and the project stalled for reasons i don’t fully understand… hence my smart-assed comment about using my mother as a Christmas tree this year. But, Mom is happier in some ways now that she has family around her… Perils of benefactors, blessings of parasites… again…
** Two cousins, who know Mom is a bit crotchety… but not as bad as their mother… not by a long shot!