Mom – Though I’m retired, I’ve been filling in at work while someone is off on sick leave. I only work from 8-noon. When I came home the other day, Mother started in. “Let’s go out to eat. We haven’t been out to eat in some time.” (We went out to eat two days ago).
I said, “We talked about this yesterday. We are going out to eat at the end of the week.”
I got a blank stare from her, so I continued, “Besides it is snowing and I’m not leaving the house again today.”
For the rest of the afternoon, every ten minutes she asked, “Should I put my coat on?”
Then she brought her coat into the kitchen and put it on a chair near the back door. “Are you ready yet?”
No matter what I said about staying home, and complained about the snow, she continued to insist that we go out to eat. When I saw her in her bedroom putting on high heels, I gave up.
“Where do you want to go?” I asked her. “What do you want to eat?”
“I want a hamburger, fries, and one of those Frosty things.” I was surprised that she was so quick to say what she wanted. She further surprised me by adding, “It’s snowing, why don’t we just go and get the food and bring it back here.”
Sounded good to me. I held my breath as I got her and her high heels into the car. We drove up to Wendy’s drive-through window, Mom leaned over and said, “I’ll have spaghetti, a cup of coffee, and a piece of apple pie with ice cream.”
I don’t know who was more stunned, me or the order taker who was saying, “W..what?”
I had planned on staying on my diet and just get a salad. Instead, I ordered us both hamburgers, fries and big Frosty’s and hurried home.
Heart of Winter Tour takes place Saturday, February 12. For more information, call the shop.
The SNOW DAYS OF JANUARY is happening at the Attic Window Quilt Shop all this month. You’ll want to take advantage of the sale and pick up your gift.
Miss Punkie Pie has a tutorial for a cute pillow that will be great for Valentine’s Day
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