Monday, June 25, 2007

What My Sister Alabama Did Last Week

Wednesday - Drove from Alabama to Florida.

Thursday - Drove from Florida to Atlanta with two of her pre-teen granddaughters.

Friday - Drove from Atlanta to upstate New York with the girls, and stayed overnight at my sister TIB's house.

Saturday - Drove two hours to the lake with the following in the car, a four-door Honda sedan:
1. Herself.
2. Her two pre-teen granddaughters.
3. Our mother.
4. Our mother's enormous cat, inside its cat carrier which is the size of a baseball field.
5. All of their clothing, etc. for the next six weeks.

When she told me, all I could say was, "God bless you." I have no idea how she does it, but let's just say, when Alabama gets motivated, stuff gets done.

I knew she and the grandkids were going to be spending the summer at the lake (she has her own place a short distance from the family cottage), but I didn't know that she was taking Mom, too. Alabama is, shall we say, a spur-of-the-moment kind of person. With the instincts of a battlefield general. Watching her in motion is nothing short of amazing.

So it looks like I'll be spending some time at the lake with Mom this summer after all. I know, I know, I swore after last summer that I would not do it again this year, but with Alabama there, it should be easier. (Last summer, I was up there with my sister Texas, who would not lift a finger to help if you lit a fire under her ass.)

Third week in July, here I come! Oh boy.


Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

Kerri said...

Okay, those are nicknames, right?

Rockycat said...

Yes, they're nicknames. On this blog, my sister who lives in Alabama is known as "Alabama". Or "Florida" - she moves back and forth. My sister in Texas is "Texas". My sister with whom my mom lives is "TIB", short for The Insane Bitch. Ouch! And my other sister is "Ditzy". (You'd know why if you met her.) Obviously these are not nicknames used in real life, just on this blog!