Sunday, July 08, 2007

It's Sunday morning, and everyone is still asleep. This is the first quiet moment that I have had in days. (deep breath)



Okay.



KC got a message on her cell phone from my OTHER mother yesterday that went something like this...'KC, this is Mary.(long pause)......I have some things that belong to Bridgets father that I don't want. I'll be dropping them off later today. '



Ok. Let's review this....BRIDGET'S FATHER? Doesn't she mean Grandpa? How effing cold is that? So, I spent that WHOLE day waiting for that lunatic to show up and drop off stuff that is probably nothing more than just a pile of papers or maybe another set of false teeth....I think it must be stuff that her new hubby doesn't want cluttering up the place that isn't worth any real money......



Meanwhile, back at the ranch.....I am still awaiting word on Bio Betty's sister, Kaddy. Last I heard, they were taking her off of life support on Monday. Some of my family members will arriving tomorrow, others, like Betty, are waiting until after my aunt is gone. It's too hard on Betty, don'tcha know?



Shawn is out of town working. He's coming home today. There's just too much crap going on here to be away from home, and there is a job that he can start in town tomorrow. I think that the time away was good for us, but just between you-and-me...I will be SO glad when he walks through that door tonight!



So, Mission Mary will be here in about an hour, give or take,and Bio Betty will be arriving in less than a weeks time. I get to be rejected pretty much tag team style. It sucks. I spent most of yesterday feeling like I was going to throw up. I am so dreading the next week or so.



Anyway, as you can see, the past few days have been diffucult for Ruby, too. She barely finished her dinner before she fell asleep the other night. Her boyfriend The Pug came for a visit yesterday, and only stayed about 10 minutes. No wonder they call 'em the dog days of summer.....



***update***



Mission Mary came and dropped off some stuff. I'm surprised at what she brought. Most of it is complete and utter crap. This is what she does...brings me crap because she knows that I won't be able to part with it. Some of what I got was a complete shock. I got my Grandmothers cabinet. Not just any cabinet, but the same cabinet that I have been asking for since my Dad died, almost exactly 8 years ago. I also got: 3 bags of pens, 1 bag of pencils, 1 pair of polyester tennis shorts, a strand of Christmas lights, my fathers dogs rabies tags, a new, unopened, tube of tooth paste (must have been special to my dad?), a comforter, curtains, 2 coffee mugs, some old family photos (many, many, are missing), my grandmothers antique lamp, a binder of handwritten peotry, his passport....There's a lot of stuff...Some models, handcrafted, that he spent hours on, crammed into bags, smashed to pieces. I think what took my breath away the most was the sight of my Dad's beloved flag, stuffed into the bottom of one the piles of clothes. I almost didn't notice it.



I hated that flag. My Dad hung it every year at the family cottage. It has our family crest, and he made sure that it was the 1st thing he did when he opened the cottage for the year. He flew that Damn flag. Now, It's down, cuz, Mission Mary has another name. She won't be needing anything with John Joseph STEEVES name on it anymore.



Maybe that's a good thing.

16 comments:

Four Dinners said...

Wear the hat!!! Wear the hat!!!
'specially when other family members are around. They'll think you're nuts and leave you alone

Biddie said...

4D - LOL. I would. I absolutely would, but my head is so freaking big, it just kind of sits ON my head..Still, I may pop up somewhere with the hat on, you never know...

coffeypot said...

Save all the crap stuff and put in into a box, wrap it up and send it back to her for Christmas. Put on the card, "Fond memories of your beloved." Actually, I like the hat. You can send it to me.

captain corky said...

Would it turn you off If I posted a pic of myself with nothing but a pair of polyester shorts on that were three sizes too small?

Biddie said...

coffeypot - I kinda like the hat, too. You should the rest the rest of the stuff, tho...8 year old tooth paste? Bags of pens...The woman is crazy as a shit house rat..Seriously. I do have a pair of tennis shorts that you can have at no cost to yourself, tho.

corky - LMAO! Maybe if you wore the hat!

Kate Isis said...

I'm with coffeypot, wrap it up and send it back, to the new husband.
And make sure Mary is buried with the flag draping her.
Hugs babe, family can be complete arseholes.
Breathe through the nausea and know your a far better person than these people.xoxoxox

Biddie said...

kate - LOL. Thanks. You don't know that half of it..The crap that she laid on KC yesterday. She isn't family anymore tho....Maybe I AM a better paerson....

Heidi the Hick said...

can I wear the hat????

I'll even let you take a picture!!!

Biddie my cat peed on my mom's mat, my dog crapped in her house- twice- and my horses broke into the barn. I'm frustrated!!!!!

I have use of the Gramps van...but I'm kind of scared of it.

I'm glad you got some good stuff in with the garbage.

Call you later.

Nonny said...

Wow, that's alot of stuff. I'd be giddy over the pens, I sort of have an addiction.

Hang in there buddy :)

Biddie said...

Heidi - I am undecided about the hat...I'm kinda fond of it myself, even tho it is way retro and too small. Can't say that I can ever recall my Dad wearing it tho. You can definately wear it.
Yesterday was a BAD day, but at least Shawn came home. Today was even worse. I can't believe that your cat peed and your dog crapped at your mom's house. She must be spitting mad! Yikes, what a day!
Call me!

Nonny - I had forgotten about your pen thing...Kayla and Jessie were pretty excited about them, too, LOL! Still hanging on....

Canadian flake said...

Hang in there. Hope things get better soon for ya.

Biddie said...

canadian flake - SIGH...actually, things just got dramatically worse today. Shawn is home tho, so, I feel a bit better. :) At least I'm not in thi salone, and I have a way cool retro hat, even if it doesn't fit on my big head :(

Gardenia said...

Oh my gosh - you could make a book of this - other people will laugh/cry/or just plain be happy that that have no Bio Betty or Mission Mary in their lives. Oh my gosh - I though my family was - uh, odd? Nope, not relatively anyway. Toothpaste - 8 years old - - ??????????? Wow.

Biddie said...

gardenia - You don't know the half of it! LOL! You really do have to laugh, because she really is messed up. WHY would anyone want toothpaste that is 8 years old? Please. I and the Christmas lights? Must have been my Dad's favourites. Same with the 30 pens. KC's fav must have been the boxer shorts.
I'll tell you more about it later...LOL....
Now, we only have to deal with Bio Betty.....

her indoors said...

sell all the stuff she sent you on e-bay an then tell her you made a bloody fortune!!! hope today has been a better day for you xxx

Heidi the Hick said...

make sure your kid tells you that I called tonight ok?