Friday, November 16, 2007

Blog alert

My parents are coming tomorrow, and will stay with us for a week. This means my blog will write itself. Seriously, all I have to do is transcribe some of their conversations and voila--instant amusement. Think Helen and Morty Seinfeld, only smarter. And better looking. But the whole Del Boca Vista? Dead on. That's exactly where my parents live.

Anyway, I guess I'm ready for their arrival. I got an email from Dad today with the subject line URGENT! I opened it in a panic, only to discover that he needed to know if I still had that thermal coffee cup he uses when he's here. He wasn't being ironic. The thought of having to drink coffee that's not still bubbling as it goes down his throat sends Dad into an anxious frenzy.

Fortunately, I found the cup. The other thing I did to prepare for their arrival was buy a flat of tissue boxes from a discount warehouse. I have to leave a box every four feet throughout the house, as Dad needs to have tissues within arm's reach at all times.

Mom's a bit easier. Two extra space heaters, a pile of blankets on the den couch, a roaring log fire and she's as good as gold. Now if only I had a fireplace ...


Maryanne Stahl said...

LOL!! enjoy your roaring logs.

Myfanwy Collins said...

ELLEN! You kill me!! HAHAHA!!!

Identity Mixed said...

My mom said to me the other day that she was going to come and do inventory of my kitchen and get me for Christmas what she thinks I should have.

This is why my sister in law got 15 kitchen towels for Christmas one year.


BusyBea said...

Sounds like when my parents come. LOL As long as I have a pile of blankets and am willing to give up my favorite recliner my mom is comfy. My dad is easier. As long as I have Orange juice in the fridge and room for his dog he is content. You are thrilled that you get to have them to yourself for a week you just don't know how to show it. LOL Have fun. Play well with others.

Adriana said...

Ahhhh to be a fly on the wall at your house. That would be great! your parents sound like a hoot! Now I know where you get that great attitude from!

Thanks for sharing your blog!