Pufferfish Mommy

My mom is in town, has been since Monday.  If you recall, I was headed up to K’s mom’s for Mother’s Day weekend.  That means, I had 3 non-stop days of MIL, combined with Grandma in-law before I had to summon the patience for my own mom.  6.5 days day of mom in a one-bedroom apartment is a lot.  

I haven’t been on the internet much and have only had the chance to skim through my reader of all your blogs, so no commenting this week, I’m sorry!!

But, the good news is that all this activity had kept my mind off ‘me’ and I really needed that.  So, blessings have come disguised as a woman who claims to have birthed me, but looks, sounds, and acts nothing like me.
Furthermore, she doesn’t like Asian or Indian food, claiming that “Oriental Flavor” a bit too much.  What the hell does that even mean???  We pretty much have six food groups in this house:  Thai, Japanese, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese and Malay/Indonesian.
We have no idea what to feed her, but we’re managing.  Now she knows how I feel when I go to Misery (Missouri) and claim there’s nothing to eat!

We are having a pretty good time, though, all things considered.  She’s a much better mother at 69 than she ever was when I was growing up.
Thank god I escaped the SW Misery accent.  That’s all I have to say about that.

See you next week, when there’s more time on my hands.
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  • Reply Lizzie May 15, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Next year, let’s be the mothers on Mothers Day, ok? :)

  • Reply Gayby Rabies May 15, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Stuff her silly with white rice! What, with jasmine, basmati, sticky rice and all the other varieties, she’ll never get bored. Seriously though, it’s good to hear that you’re having a nice time, and that’s she’s providing a distraction from other things.

  • Reply Heidi May 15, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    I totally ditto Lizzie!!

  • Reply insertmetaphor May 15, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    No Asian food? Man, that’s tough.

    I hope the visit stays relatively fun!

  • Reply thebao May 15, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    sending happy thoughts of future fantastic meals of bulgolgi, sushi, and saag paneer your way!
    glad to hear the visit’s going well otherwise.

  • Reply Eva May 16, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Hang in there. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  • Reply poppycat May 19, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Ack!!! That’s a lot of mother stuff to deal with. You should take your mother to an Irish pub and let her load up on potatoes, carrots and red meat. That’s what we do with my mom. It’s almost sinful to visit NYC and not indulge in the great food options!
    Hang in there lady!

  • Reply journeytowardsourbaby May 20, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Wow that’s a mother lode of mothers!

    Hope you’ve still been having a good time this week :)

  • Reply AdventuresInBabyMaking May 20, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Thanks for your comments and suggestions. V did have a saline infused something or other (is that the SIS?) back in Jan, then had polyps removed in Feb. Seems they’re back (a world record?) or maybe he just missed it (lining was quite thick when he did it). That is next week’s procedure. She didn’t do the clomid challenge, but he did check fsh levels on cd3. I’m hopeful that we’ll have a better idea once he gets a good look around in there next week!

  • Reply Dr.Rutledge May 20, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Hi Pufferfish,

    Sounds like you had an eventful Mother’s Day.

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