Thursday, March 27, 2008

Family the ties that bind and gag

I believe this quote come from Erma Bombecks last book. I am not a huge reader, but I have read everyone of her books and I laughed my ass while doing it. Erma wrote a book called families the ties that bind and sometimes gag.

Well that is where I am today. Yesterday I was so tired and all I wanted to do was take a nap. The kittens had been up the night before and my ass was worn out!

**** SIDE NOTE**** Lyn it is o.k. that you do not like cat's. Just think how boring this world would be if we all liked the same things! LOL

Now we need to flash back to time before Rusty was born. Rusty's parents met some other guys and they swore that they would always take care of each other. Uncle Bill and Uncle Dale were like fathers to Rusty and his brother Andy.

Now we are back to the present day. Did I mention that my ass was worn out yesterday? So I was laying down when Rusty calls me. I answer the phone and Rusty say's "I gave my Uncle Bill your phone number and he should be calling you".

Fine. I was just about to fall asleep when Uncle Bill called me. Now I have talked to this man on the phone before but I have never met him. From what everyone tells me Bill is strange, but then again so am I. Anyway, Bill starts asking me questions about Ryan and I answer them. Then Bill starts asking me about Andy.

Red flag alert there! If you mention Andy that vein in Rusty's head start's to bulge. I just came out and asked Bill what he was trying to get at. I also very strongly suggested to Bill that he stay out of Rusty and Andy's relationship or lack there of.

Bill goes on to tell me that Andy's son has Autism. Now the vein in my head is bulging. Andy and I got into a pissing contest via e mail about how Rusty and I raise our children and about having a handi cap child. Now all of sudden we find out that Andy's son has Austism?

****side note**** Andy lives in the UK and none of the relatives back here in the "colonies" even knew this child was born until Rusty's dad died and by then this child was something like a year old. If I had to guess I would say Rusty has not seen his brother in 12 years and has never met Andy's son.

So why now? Why is Uncle Bill calling us? Why is he speaking with Andy about these things? Or did Andy contact Bill? Why not just let sleeping dogs be.

This morning Rusty and I were outside were having our coffee and smoking when Rusty brought this subject up. Rusty has mixed feelings about all of this.

I just laughed and said well my family is no better then your's. We do not have a skeleton in the closet, we have the whole damn grave yard!

I got some sleep last night, so I am feeling better today. I have to take nikki to wall mart to get some stuff, and then Nikki will be gone for a few days. Nikki is going dirt biking out in the desert. That sounds like fun to me!

I also have to get some more nipples for the kittens bottles because one of the older cats ate the nipple off and then drank all of the kittens formula. I guess it wont hurt them, but now I have one bottle and two mouths!

Here is a very true fact about me. I can't read a map. If you give me a map we will all be looking for blue and red roads. So with that said. On this installment of road trip we are going to New Jersey.

I picked everyone up here in California so now I am going in order as the comments were posted.

Michelle, send the children to your ex's and pack you bags, and your pets! We are now joining us on the rv.

Here is all of Michelle's info and the link to her town!




hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))It seems like in ever family,theres a story,I have one to.LOL.Its called,mine is dysfuctional.LOL.I am glad you were able to get a nap in.

hnkytnkwmn3 said...

Hi Kelli ~ Yep, every family has their 'skeletons' or in your case the whole damn graveyard!  LOL!  I always tell people our family puts the "FUN" in "dysFUNctional".  I used to love Erma Bombeck, too.  Super lady, gone well before her time!

Peace!  Diane  :)

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, you are so right when you say every family has it's skeletons, your baby kittens are soooooooooooo damn cute, Hugs Lisa

momiscool2 said...


Pets and I are ready to roll!!!!

It's funny you should mention so called "family" - I just got into a heated argument with my dad - since he was in town for my birthday - about the state of my house, my kids, my life - -Yeah dad-  go back to AZ -see ya in another 10 years lol.

Waiting at the front door!!!!

buggieboo1 said...

just stopping in to say HI!

~~Make It A Great Day~~

lv2trnscrb said...

oh, I love it!! long road trip to New Jersey; I can't read a map either; actually, I can if I have all day; just don't put me next to husband in middle of rush hour traffic on a crowded road and ask me to read a map then!!

my husband always says about families "we put the fun into dysfunctional" seems all families fall somewhere in that group somehow


plieck30 said...

I can't read maps either so I could be in charge of changing litter boxes lol Paula

nelishianatl said...

I'm directionally dyslexic.  Where ever I go has to become home as I am always lost.  Good thing I'm fun to hang around, huh?  

I thought I heard knocking around inside my closet this week.  It was just some old skeletons banging around in there.  It seems that the old dead smelling things are resurrecting everywhere, not just your house but in mine too.

I wonder what will happen about the Rusty/Andy thing and will Uncle Bill keep his nose out of where it doesn't belong.  

I loved Emma Bombeck's wittiness.


lanurseprn said...

I read Erma Bombeck, too. She was hilarious! Makes me want to dig out her books and read them again LOL!
I'm catching up here slowly. Take care,

rdautumnsage said...

Michelle's link goes to your quote (winks)....I believe there isn't a human being out there that doesn't have a skeleton or more (in my case thousands) in the closet. Having said that no one has the right to sit in judgement in how you raise your children and how you deal with life. In any given instance, if you put 10 different people in the same circumstances they will all have a different description of events and way of dealing. (Hugs) Indigo

gehi6 said...

Erma was from here and her son Andy was my daugther Ronda's sixth grade teacher and my niece Rissy's.  Ronda outdid herself when she wrote her life story for him since he was the son of a famous writer.  He called me in for a consultation and wondered if she needed counseling.  She wrote about being molested very briefly at 5 but having to go to court and testify.  I remember she wrote 'he touched my virgilia."  Andy was quite upset and I was quite taken back at my daughter's writing powers.  I wonder if he got that reaction often.  My niece Rissy also outdid herelf and she was very talented and funny so he must have loved her.  She wasn't as 'disturbed' as my daughter.  He probably told Erma about my daughter, although no, he probably didn't for fear she would write about it.  She said her kids thought nothing was sacred and everything was grist for her books.  But she was a very funny woman.  Gerry