She's Always Been a Little Off

I've been trying to write this for an hour and a half. Every time I start, someone stops by the cubey wanting to talk. It's almost time for Miss Bubbaliciousness to get here and I've not accomplished a damn thing.

I think I made Ma mad last night. I got home a little after three, rested a bit then set about moving furniture around so I could clean the carpet. As I stood there in the living room, running the carpet steamer over an old Coca-Cola stain about 86 times, still wearing the heavy sweatshirt I wore to work, with the heat cranked up to the Hellfire and Damnation setting, Ma came in and said, "When you finish that, I need you to run to Lowes."

I'd like to remind ya'll that Lowes is about 45 minutes away. It's not really a "run to" kinda trip.

She was oblivious to the fact that I was all sweaty, with my hair in a serious state of disarray and that I probably smelled of old dog pee carpet juice. She didn't concern herself with the fact that I'd crammed 8 hours of work in to 6 hours, then came home and started in on the carpet.

No. She just wanted me to drop everything and "run" to Lowes.

Now... I wish I was one of those saintly daughters with unlimited stores of patience, who can just overlook the intermittent craziness of their mothers, laugh it off and move on. But I'm just not. I got a little pissy and I may or may not have threatened to give her a new hairdo with the carpet steamer.

Her disappointment in my ability to provide for her was compounded by my forgetting to bring home a copy of the Hee-Haw county weekly paper.

It was an afternoon of "Oh how thee sucketh.. Let us count the ways!"

Today is a new day, right? And more importantly, tomorrow is Friday. Hang in there ya'll.

Later Taters!


Tori Lennox said...

So what did she want from Lowes that she absolutely Had To Have Right Now?

Significant Snail said...

Gee, that sounds a lot like my 16 year old, who can't comprehend that after I work all day and fix dinner I don't want to jump up and do her bidding....!!!!!

poopie said...

I hear ya sister!

tiff said...

I can't imagine trying to live with my mother.

I'd have my hands around someone's neck within a wekk, I'm sure.

kenju said...

I try not to do things like that to my children. I grew up with a mom who made me feel guilty for nearly everything. You probably deserve a medal for living with yours.

Anonymous said...

Spend money at Lowes, my retirement plan owns stock in Lowes.


BetteJo said...

I give you lots and lots of credit for having your Ma with you. I had trouble with it and my Ma only lived with me for about 6 months. It's just SO hard!

rennratt said...

I could have lived with my mom, no problem. Ditto now for my bonus mom.

But my dad? I'd last maybe 3-4 days.

You, Mahala, are a saint.

Wildhair said...

I am not fit to live with anyone. Ha! I have resided with sisters in the past. In our family we tend to stew and bite our lip and just hope the offending party leaves/moves out. I realize that ain't hap'nin' in your sitcheeashun. Yep, you's a sainted one.

Melissa said...

Don't ever let anyone tell you any differently. You are a saint.

There sure is nothing like the smell of old dog pee in the carpet. :)