Friday, February 19, 2010

Adventures with Mom... Part 1

Anytime I go ANYWHERE with my mother it turns into an adventure of SERIOUS proportions....

Yesterday we had to attend a funeral for a family member. This should be a somber post talking about the beautiful Military Service with a Marine Honor Guard, 21 Gun Salute and Taps but that is not the part I'm talking about....

This is...

After Titan Boy and Mini #3 left yesterday morning it was too early for me to get ready so I decided to watch the Today show and catch up on some Olympic highlights...which also means I fell asleep. OUT COLD sitting up on my bed in my bathrobe. Woke up at 9:45am with Mom picking me up at 10am. YEs I had only fifteen minutes to shower, dry my hair etc etc etc.We only left ten minutes off schedule so I figured we couldnt be too far off the plan....I was wrong...

The cemetery was more than 40 minutes North of my house in the middle of nowhere, next to left of the end of the world. And or course the address we entered into the GPS was not correct..After trying to turn the wrong way on a one way street, driving straight into oncoming traffic we finally turnaround and get on the right road. We are not twenty feet down said road when the GPS chimes "You have arrived at your destination". We were between 2 trailer parks, no cemetery in sight!

Being as we are women we pulled over and asked for directions...we were on the right road just had not gone far enough (Duh!) We finally find it with only seconds to spare as they are starting the procession as we arrive...should be no problem but my sister is not there yet! I quickly call her on the phone where she starts screaming at me for not being able to tell her where to go as  I do not know her exact location! Seriously! She is lost and it is my fault, I mean I should always know her exact location and be able to guide her to safety.

We talk her through enough of it to get her there but while waiting for her the procession took off without us...now Mom saw them driving off so my job was to watch where they went while Mom did donuts in her Electric Blue Convertible VW Beetle waiting on my sister to make it up the hill...and when sister finally makes it up the hill, Mom takes off after the others as if we are the lead car at the Daytona 500. She actually hit 60MPH in a cemetery! Her comment "Well I can't hurt anyone they are already dead!".....

I wish that was the end of the story.....but it's not....

More to come,
Tahoe Girl

3 comments:

debra said...

I'm sure it wasn't funny when it was happening but I laughed so hard I almost cried when you told the story!

I am sorry you had a funeral to attend though.

Sherrie said...

OMG ROTFLMBO I cannot wait for the rest of the story! :)

sunshine and snoopy said...

Gotta love Gigi...