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What a BIG help

I swear, my mother isn't exactly the best help. She tries (I think). God bless her heart.

In the short hours I have been home, while Scott is taking a nap, she has washed two loads of clothes for the boys, which entailed asking me each step of the way how much clothes could go in the load, what water temp to wash them on, how much soap to put in and how to start the washer. She made THREE trips to get new clothes for the second load, losing her breath each time. She was panting by the time she got back and spilled liquid soap EVERYWHERE...because I make her nervous.

She asked me what could be done for the kids' dinner, so I ended up making their dinner.

She keeps asking over and over 'What can I do for you?' "Let me know when you want me to do something for you.". What would I like? Get some gumption and actually help out here. Don't ask me every step of the way or I might as well be doing it myself! Let me rest. Give me quiet. Don't annoy me.

I love her, but I swear she isn't the biggest help around here. There are things I can tell my kids to do with less explanation than I have to give my mom. *sigh*


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Apr. 8th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
What's your favorite local Italian place? Do they deliver?

Give me the name of your favorite place that delivers - and I mean GOOD FOOD, not just pizza - and dinner will be on me tomorrow.
Apr. 8th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
If you don't tell me what you want, you know I will conspire with your local friends and we'll just do it anyway, so you might as well cooperate.
Apr. 8th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
OK! :) Mario's Pasta. They deliver and they have a web site. www.callmarios.com. Just about everything is good there.

Thanks :)
Apr. 9th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
Care to go ahead and place your orders m'lady, or are you going to make me guess and surprise you?

Oh, and what time would you prefer to have dinner served?

Jeez! I sound like your mother already, don't I?

EDIT: I've been trying to call them, and it would appear that they are closed for Easter Sunday. I hope they're open on Mondays?

Since they advertise catering, I figured I'd order a huge pan of lagasna, a large serving of salad and some breadsticks. Or would you prefer Chicken Parmigiana, or Mario's Seafood Special? *ahhhhhh*

I'd better stop. I'm making myself hungry!!

I don't know if they can do a large pan of something without advance notice. Just in case - or if you guys have any special favoties - please tell me what you usually get and I'll happily order it.

Oh, and do you want any appetizers? Stuffed mushrooms or fried calimari?

And can I interest you in a dessert? We offer a lovely Cheesecake, a Cappuccino Pie, or my personal favorite, The Tiramisu!! (please excuse my drooling as I type).

I've decided that I really have to come out there. I can actually smell the food as I read their menu!
Apr. 9th, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
Now I'm hungry. :)

Just about anything works, depending on what they'll let you order. We like fried calimari or fried mushrooms. We like chicken parm, eggplant parm, ravioli, chicken marsala, chicken sarrentino, chicekn piccata, any of the shrimp dishes :) Desert there is absolutely tiramisu. :)

You do need to come eat this with us *laugh*
Apr. 9th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
Okay, dinner has been ordered . . . I think.

Your Italian place is obviously good, because their thick accents and mine were so diverse that we had a hard time understanding each other.

I think I placed an order of Chicken Parmigiana, salad, breadsticks and Tiramisu for 5. But since they passed me around to several different people trying to understand what I wanted, I'm not really sure. And I only got about half of what they said.

They asked for directions, and I just laughed. I gave them your phone number and asked them to call & confirm what you wanted, when you wanted it and to get directions. It is all paid for, including tip (so there is no need to tip the driver again).

I really really wish I could be there to enjoy it with you. But we'll join you in spirit. I'm making spaghetti here tonight. Yum!!
Apr. 9th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
They called a confirmed just now that they will deliver at 6. The said something about chicken parm, salads, and I think I head tiramisu, so I think they got your order or something. *laugh*
Apr. 9th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
*giggle* So it's not just me who had a problem with those Italian accents?

Hey, at least you know it's authentic cooking!!
Apr. 9th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
Call them. They had problems with your accent too. :)
Apr. 9th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
Holy Moly!! Why does everything have to be so freaking hard???

I am now convinced it's not a language barrier, it's a STUPIDITY barrier! Grrrr.
Apr. 9th, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)
Hi, I don't know you lol. :) But I've been LJ friends with georgiaskydiver for, awhile now. I can't remember how long. Anyway, I saw her birthday wishes to you in her GS journal today, and she always mentions you in her journals, so I wanted to come on by and say Happy Birthday as well. So, Happy Birthday!!! I hope it is a good one :)
Apr. 9th, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
Thanks!!!! It's not so much a good one, but I did get to come home from the hospital today. That alone makes it decent. :)

Nice to meet you. Any friend of GS is a friend of mine.
Apr. 9th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
I love it when my friends meet!!!!!

I met Miss Trish through LJ - just like I met you. Also just like with you, I had tremendous respect and felt an immediate connection with her. So when happenstance led me to her neck of the woods, we got together with our kids - and one of the greatest friendships of my life was born.

The rest is history.

Hopefully I'll be able to meet you face to face some day as well!
Apr. 9th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
Let me rest. Give me quiet. Don't annoy me.

{{{{{hugs}}}}} I hear you.
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