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Score one for Team Alicia!

Called mother and got the machine!  Woo-hoo!  I did my due diligence (doesn't that give just give y'all warm fuzzies when used to describe familial matters?) and am officially off the hook for the year.  I'll try to call my sister in July for her birthday, but she always seems to be conveniently asleep/in the shower/out when I call.  Not sure if that's mother intercepting the calls to try to keep us from talking, or if Steph has just developed the same dread of talking on the phone that I have.

Well, she's chatty enough on FB, so that works, too.

My high school friend Diane pointed out that mother shares a birthday with Alison Arngrim, most famous for playing Nellie on "Little House on the Prarie."  Bless her heart, she said "Isn't it funny that your mom shares a birthday with someone who used to play someone we wanted to slap when we were growing up?"


Unfortunately, Di is one of my friends who buys mom's act.  It's almost like I have two sets of friends:  the ones who see her facade, and the ones who know what she's really like.  And Di has managed to cling to a sort of innocence that makes me loath to disabuse her of the notion that I have the second best mother in the world (next to hers, of course).

So...I decided to skip the re-watch of 'Gypsy' and have settled in with a couple of episodes of Little House.  The Hallmark channel has oblidged me by running the very first episodes,

I'm just sitting here, wanting to slap Nellie.  Happy birthday, mother.


Jan. 19th, 2016 10:38 pm (UTC)
re: your sister? One way to find out - pm her on Facebook and ask her if your mother has been passing on the messages when you call. It took 10 years, and my sister in law forcing my brother to look up my number in the phone book and call me directly, to find out that my mother had been feeding both of us a line of shit to keep us from speaking. The reason SIL forced the issue? My mother told her I'd declined the invitation to my nephew's baby shower - the invitation my mother tossed in the garbage rather than give to me with the rest of my mail. Within 2 hours of receiving that call, my brother showed up at my front door and drove me off to the shower and to meet my nephew - who my mother had not told me had been born yet.


The fucking YARN FAIRY!

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