Thursday, May 17, 2007

Friday, 55 miles to my mom's house

and that is just the beginning.

Today will feature a minimum of
6 hours of driving
(if there is NO traffic and everything goes smoothly),
2 hours of hospital waiting
(if mom's blood counts are good and everything goes smoothly),
2 different babysitters for the Things
(generous friends willing to watch my kids for 5 hours at a shot with less than 24 hours notice),
and copious quantities of caffeinated beverages
(espresso and Mountain Dew in alternating doses).
My papa has gone and contracted himself a nasty disease and after several hours in the emergency room Thursday afternoon it was clear that the trip for mom's chemo was going to require an alternate driver. Dad is doing ok, btw, he is medicated and hydrated and feeling much better.
I'm take my new Tori CD (thanks, Susie!) and I'm hoping to steal a good book from the Esteemed Elder Sister when I pick up mom.
I decided to leave you a meme to entertain you while I'm gone.
Please pretend I'm interesting and amusing, it will make me feel better when I get home.

1. If you could build a house anywhere, where would it be?

I’m going for the clouds, how cool would that be?

2. What’s your favorite article of clothing?

My polar fleece is always a favorite, although my black leather bondage mask always makes a splash at the grocery store.

3. Favorite physical feature of the opposite sex?

Start with the face and then we'll see

4. What’s the last CD that you bought?

Don't remember

5. Where’s your favorite place to be?

Oooo, right now bed sounds good, especially in Mr. Logo's arms

6. Where is your least favorite place to be?

MRI machine

7. What’s your favorite place to be massaged?


8. Strong in mind or strong in body?


9. What time do you wake up in the morning?

8:00 AM, give or take

10. What is your favorite kitchen appliance?

electric kettle

11. What makes you really angry?

Optional stupidity, selfishness and arrogance

12. If you could play any instrument, what would it be?


13. Favorite colour?

Sorry, this is situation and usage specific,
at the moment my favorite pants are black,
my front door is orange, my bedspread is brown,
and my favorite bubblebath is green.

14. Which do you prefer…sports car or SUV?

For practicality SUV,
just for me? Sports car!

15. Do you believe in an afterlife?


16. Favorite children’s book?

Anything by Dr. Suess, I'll Love You Forever

17. What is your favorite season?

Fall, beautiful, warm, and no allergies

18. Your least favorite household chore?

Cleaning boy bathroom, bleck

19. If you could have one super power, what would it be?

Peter Petrelli's

20. If you have a tattoo, what is it?

No tats

21. Can you juggle?

I can juggle schedules a little bit, balls not at all

22. The one person from your past that you wish you could go back and talk to?

My gramma

23. What’s your favorite day?

Fridays or Saturdays

24. What’s in the trunk of your car?

Rubbermaid container containing jumper cables and various emergency gear, a box of water bottles and various baseball gear.

25. Which do you prefer, sushi or hamburger?



jules said...

Good luck with Mum! I've got through it countless number of times with my Mom. Sending strength your way.

S said...

Sushi? Ewww....

Now dont be trying to pass this 55 mile drive off as a 55Flash Fiction, ok? I mean, I can bend, but like a willow, I will eventually snap with all this pushing!

LoL call meeeeee ...we havent talked in days!

goldennib said...

You are very interesting and entertaining. Good luck with your parents. I'll be thinking about you.

ARM said...

Have a safe drive!!

#2 on your meme made me snort-laugh.

lime said...

glad you got the childcare worked out. hope dad is right as rain soon and that the driving id freak and traffic free. big hugs

and i'm with can have ALL my sushi

Diesel said...

I wouldn't have taken you for a sushi girl.

You should pester Mr. Fabulous for some of that caffeinated soap.

Chikken said...

Hang in there, hon. I'll be thinking of you and all of yours...and hoping for the very best, traffic and good book included.

cathy said...

Why the hell did we have to grow up? When we were kids parents were immortal. You and your family are in my prayers, hugs.

met2morf said...

There was a young Angel of Mercy
who drove with thunder and fury
that 6 hour drive
well it was way under five
she said even mercy can hurry

Logophile said...

It is not even 10 PM and I am home, golly, that was a fun day.
Updated times
7 hours of driving, etc.
3 1/2 hours at the hospital

Jules~ Many thanks

Susie~ Are you threatening me?! :p

Goldennib~ Thank you very much!

Arm~ :p Then my work here is done.

Lime~ Mmmm, sushi, thanks! The drive could have been worse, could have been better, but hey, it was endurable.

Diesel~ Was it the motorcycle riding that made you think I was more of a burger gal? Caffinated soap does sounds pretty good to me, how sad is that?

C~ Thanks, I've tied a knot and I'm hanging!

Cathy~ You said, girlfriend, oh for the days...

Esteemed Elder Sister~ If only were not for that darn commuter traffic on the way home, it WOULD have been 5 :p Just call me Jehu

yerdoingitwrong said...

What a day!! Long drives and the folks can take it out of you. I hope all is okay.

I dig sushi. =)

That's about the extent of my brain power right now.

snavy said...

I hope mom & dad are doing alright.

I'm glad you're back.

But dude ... mountain dew??? Yack city!!!

Blue the Spa Girl said...

Sushi, me too! All the way.
As for "I Love you forever" that Robert Munsch book, I cannot read it to Olivia without a lump in my throat.
Gets me every time.