Monday, March 03, 2008

The Devil Went Down to Georgia

I have to start out by saying the week in Georgia went much better than I thought it might. I've gone back and forth about how much to share or not share mainly out of respect for the folks involved. I could write a whole series of posts on the unpleasant history my MIL and I have had but that's not really fair to her. There's a lot I'd like to say so you could all understand how amazing a thing it is that we spent a week together with no one else in the family and I never once felt like smothering her with a pillow nor did she ever seem ready to hurl profanities or an empty vodka bottle at me. I think she was glad to have me there and I was happy to be of service to her. We've come a long way.

My dad left a message on my cellphone in the middle of the week asking if I was ok or if the Civil War had been reignited. It was truly another momentous occasion for MY dad to take the initiative to express that level of concern. Maybe the best thing to say is what I told him....no rekindling of North/South hostilities but there was a tornado one night and a snow on the ground the next night. Perhaps the strange weather was marking the seismic shifts in demeanors all the way around. And I think for the sake of decency and fairness I need to leave it at that.

But hey, maybe I can take your advice and start a new series....Lime's Tastes Better than Swill Recipes.

17 comments:

furiousBall said...

i went to school and lived in the south for 13 years. i pointed out that the South probably would not have won the civil war even if they had motorcycles

i might have been drunk

no, change that. i definitely was drunk

Suldog said...

Mmmmmmmmm, Swill!

S said...

Wow, you made it!
I'm glad you two got along because I was getting really tired of walking around with that rat poison.

Can't wait to hear about your revelations. Welcome back.

coopernicus said...

Maybe we should get your MIL and my FIL together and they can hurl empty bottles at each other...

Theresa said...

Glad you're back, and that no hostilities have broken out. I love my MIL and we get along fine, but for many the going's not so easy. My SIL is another story, we have a tense ceasefire going on. :)

Seamus said...

Isn't it funny how the "late unpleasantness" keeps coming up? I'll take that mint julep now!

jillie said...

Glad to hear you're home safe and sound. I hear you on the SIL, Cay's daughter lives 1/2 mile from her and yet, she can't take her anywhere. It invades her work, drinking time and friends...hmmm!

I'm sure she is VERY greatful for all you've done ;o)

Maybe Lime's version of War and Peace in the coming months?

RennyBA said...

Welcome back - glad you can be helpful to her after all!

Btw: Lime's Tastes Better than most everything :-)

Mona said...

I can relate to that...

After a certain time one realizes that the past does not have an obligation to conform to the present, & it seems quite futile to cling to something that we discover, is already dead or 'changed'.

& a nice change is always a welcome change...

I am glad that things have remained pleasant during your visit..

Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise that you both got a chance to figure yourselves out in trying times and redeem your opinions regarding each other.

funnymommy said...

"We've come a long way."

Now that is a powerful sentence.
:)


~just wanted to say hi to you. It's been quite some time since I've stopped into the house of lime.

Be well my friend

M said...

My dog and the boy cat both walked on the computer while I was reading your post. Apprently, they too are happy you are back and that you survived life with MIL.

tsduff said...

Anything Lime is better than anything, let alone swill HA HA. I know all the receipes will be completely calorie free too, right?

Charles said...

Its only after the fact that we learn forgiveness is as much for ourselves, is not more so, than it is for the people we forgive. Congratulations, you've both learned and gained.

Charles said...

"if not more so," rather. Sorry, no glasses.

Moosekahl said...

Sounds like a success...amazing how we get ourselves worked up about things though. Glad it went well.

Boysenberry said...

Congrats on surviving the trip south. It sounds like how I see any trips with MrsB to my Mum's place going.

seventh sister said...

glad you made it back home, especially since some readers of my blog have been leaving comments as to how they wish the mason/dixon line was a coast line.