Friday, September 25, 2009

Retreating from the Wits End

TGIF!!! It didn't get here a moment too soon. I was able, as Maureen from Mom Times Two suggested, to do a U-turn before I got all the way to my wits end. I probably gained five pounds this week but whatever...

In a cryptic message to those who read the private post, the weather is improving but until the season changes, there continues to be a chance of storms. (I crack myself up sometimes...does that make ANY sense to anybody??)

We're sitting out the Clemson game this weekend. Lor has friends going up to visit and Hank and I are going to be taking care of some things with mother and Ned over at the farm. I expect to have some interesting pictures for you as this is the weekend of the Raylrode Daze Festivul in a small town near the farm. Ned LOVES the Raylrode Daze Festivul. Remember the Hell Hole Swamp Festival I wrote about back in May? Raylrode Daze is another variation on the same theme. Never can tell what you might come across.

Mother is distressed because Ned wants to go to the parade with his new friends instead of with her. My aunt has invited everybody, including Ned and his friends to her house for lunch after the parade...isn't that just the most thoughtful thing?? That isn't good enough for mother...she wants him to sit by her at the parade. She called six times last night and we finally told a fib. was a complete and utter untruth, but she wasn't going to stop calling or ever go to bed if we didn't tell her that we'd make Ned change his plans. Ned has NOT changed his plans...he'll see us at lunch. I'm so proud of him. In six short months, he has become so much more confident and independent. It's just a joy to behold.

Pictures on Sunday night!! Have a great weekend.


  1. Glad the weather is improving, and praying for a rainbow!

    Have fun at the festival - and that's great news about Ned (even though it's a challenge with your mother).

    Can't wait to hear about your great times!

  2. I am so glad things are improving, Claire. Hopefully they will stay positive, for your sake at least.

    The festival sounds fun. Now you have to send out cryptic messages regarding Mother...

    Received the Starbucks card. Thank you so much. You are a sweetheart!

    Happy weekend! :-)


  3. It makes me so happy when you talk about Ned's progress!! I'm so glad he's doing well...and I hope everything works out this weekend with your mother.

  4. That is really great news about Ned! I wish we could get my handicapped brother out of the house to meet new people. Since my mom died, he watches tv all day! Have a great weekend!

  5. I understand the temperature/weather situation. I hope things settle down.
    Enjoy your weekend.


  6. It's the Okra Strut in Irmo this weekend, too. Needless to say... I will be staying in Clemson for the game. :-)

  7. Way to go Ned! I hope he has a great time at the parade.

    Enjoy your weekend with your family :)


  8. I've reached my wits end, too ... more than once in recent years. I'm glad you're now seeing yours in your rearview mirror!

    Have a great weekend. I look forward to seeing festival pics! :)

  9. oh yea! i can't wait for a ned report. i just love him.

    good to hear the weather is improving. sounds like you are having texas weather. i am certain that my future is going have some crazy weather!! thank goodness we have a storm shelter.

    (did that make sense?)

  10. What a time for mom, transitions are hard. I am delighted for Ned.

    Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

  11. Loved your quote about getting to your "wits end". Too funny!

    I've been there.

    Sometimes things get crazy for me and I always say that I'd have a nervous breakdown except that I don't have time since it isn't scheduled on my calendar. LOL



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