Sunday, 20 July 2008

Wrestling with spitting monkeys

We visited the 'folks up north' yesterday. My baby sister's 40th is loomin' like a slug in a black tiara and she had the nerve to 'celebrate' it the cheeky cow!! I'm 46 and don't need my face rubbing in it thank you very much. I did enjoy seeing my family together again after a few years, though I could have done without seeing a couple of them... Namely my father in all his piety! Haven't spoken to him in ten years, and after he completely blanked his Granddaughter last night.... Who he has never met... It may very well be another ten. Turns out he also thought it best not to invite my other sister for some good for nothing reason... Still likes to make judgements on people...

My brother looked good, a few more lines here and there but the lucky bastard hasn't put on a scrap of weight... And our Ange, my favourite sibling who I have a huge squishy soft spot for, looked great.. Finally met her daughter 'wee Ruthie' after years and years... By eck has she shot up!! She was being a miserable emo last time I visited and had her door nailed shut... Last time I saw her she was eight. Dave's son is huge too, again, he was about eight when i saw him last... Ten years don't half change a person.

The best thing about the visit was the complete lack of traffic!! And... With a judicious misuse of the speed limit we managed to escape back to normality in an hour and three quarters and well away from bad memories old and new. Trouble is.... My memory is shite and any new memories tend to drift away on the breeze.

4 comments:

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Gawd family gatherings . . . you have just reminded me why I avoid them . . .

Lola said...

Glad to see you back again, especially as the room has now cleared of the bigfatstinkyhugs you threw at me. Fragrant kissing of the ends of fingers to you.

p.s. family - can't live with 'em, can't shoot 'em.

Blossomcottage said...

Nice to see you back, sad about the "Old Man" but he is not alone, many of that generation were the same, he's the looser in the end.
One of my favourite songs( not sure it really is a song) is "Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)"
He says lots of great things, I think if you don't know it you might enjoy it, You can find it on my blog or at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI.

Blossom

Anonymous said...

Oh I don't know, sounds like a normal family gathering to me!

CJ xx