Monday, August 17, 2009

The So-Not-A-Vacation Chronicles

I've been here in Dial-up-Internet Land for 12 days. I need a vacation.

I've accomplished almost all of my Mom's Honey-do list, with the exception of washing all her windows.
I spent 2 days cleaning up 5 years worth of crapola off her computer.
I cleaned her garage and the attic.

The SURPRISE birthday party was a hit.
I've seen 6/8 of my nieces and nephews and all of my aunts.
I had lunch with The Golden Girls (Mom, her sister and 2 of Mom's friends..all over 70 yrs old)

I got to meet Cape Cod Kid's girlfriend. He's in love. She's sweet.

Excitement is happening. My nephew, the fashion model, got a job appearing in a music video that was played on the big screen at a concert and then was hired to be in a documentary about the concert.
Did you know that fashion models that appear in music videos and documentaries get paid
$800 a DAY!!!!!!

His twin brother got a job at the Park Plaza hotel in Boston. He's NOT making $800 a day.

I have eaten fried clams and steamed clams. Today's menu is clam cakes (otherwise known as fritters) I have also eaten Linguica, which is Portuguese sausage, which is apparently not exported to the state of Florida,

Last Friday, I spent the day in a car with my 3 most negative relatives, who shall remain nameless. Then for the next 2 days I had a screaming migraine headache. These 2 events may or may not be related.

Beware of evil MOSQUITOES! Mom got bitten by a mosquito. By the next morning, her entire shin was hot and red and seriously infected. We've been to the lab and doctor's office twice and she has another week of medication left to take.

The only thing left for me to whine about is the weather. 90 degrees inside and outside of the house.

That's all.


Jen on the Edge said...

After this is all over, I'm thinking you'll need to check yourself into a spa for a few days.

Cat said...

Those negative relatives are a black hole, sucking all of the joy out of the room or in your case, the car. When all of the joy has been sucked out of your head, migraines move in.

Loretta said...

Scary about the skeeters! Hope Mom is okay soon. Laughed about the computer clean up. Heard my mom took her laptop to my sister's so her husband could figure out some problem - love that my 84 year old mom has a laptop!

And yes, avoid all negative relations!

Monnik said...

wow - you will definitely need a vacation after your trip. Sounds like you're being super productive, though!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Whew. I'm exhausted just reading this! You've been busy! Congrats to your son--such happy news. And good for you, performing garbage girl duty for you mom:)

Missy said...

Wow, you did a lot! I think I have some relatives similar to those you were in the car with. Do people just turn negative when they get old, or was it there before and I didn't realize it? I've been pondering this a lot lately but can't decide.

christine said...

Believe it or not, you CAN buy linguica in Publix in Altamonte. Really! It's in the case with the bacon, hot dogs, and sausage.