Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Oh Mum

My mum is a nut.  And I love her for it.

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She keeps us in stitches.  And keeps us guessing.  We drove by a small two-seater sports car once, and she said "Oh look, a two-people person!"  She meant car, of course...and the windy day when she said "look how the flags are flagging!"...meaning "flying".

And doesn't everyone listen to "Sympathy Number Three" on the radio?

She does love my blog friends, although she won't look at my computer.  She hates computers, she thinks they're the devil's tool.  [Not really...she just thinks she's too old to learn one.  I tell her I have friends here who are in their 80's and she thinks I'm telling tall tales.]  So when the boys and I talk, about computers or websites or youtube or facebook, or blogging, she doesn't get it, and gets a bit testy.

Tonight on the way to the library, the boys were talking about something computer-related, and one said to the other, "I'll google that when we get home".  To which my mother promptly replied, "I'd rather giggle than google".

For some reason, that sent us into paroxysms of laughter...I almost veered into oncoming traffic.  I wonder what the poor guy who saw me coming at him, with my maniacally laughing face, was thinking?

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She's lucky I'm a good driver.   I have no idea why that struck us so funny, but it did - and once we started, we couldn't stop.  It doesn't help that Sam has the most contagious laugh you've ever heard.  When he was little, he'd get the giggles at bedtime - so bad that he would almost cry.  I loved to hear him laugh, so when he started to wind down, I'd say "you crack you up" and off he would go again.  I'm a cruel mother.  I would do it more than once....even more than twice.  *evil grin*

I like to read even more than I like to sew, so I was thrilled beyond belief when I found the latest Flavia de Luce book at the library tonight.



This has to be my favorite series ever.  I highly recommend starting at the very beginning...there are only four.  I read the whole thing tonight.  Can't put them down!  I do love a good read.  The series features an 11yo girl as the heroine, but don't let that put you off, she's the most unusual 11yo you've ever met.

Hope you have a great week, stitching, reading, gardening, or whatever your hands find to do - and that you laugh lots!

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37 comments:

Teresa said...

What a great post. I love your mum and I can't think of anything better than laughing hysterically... so much you lose your driving skills even...
Will definitely be looking up those books ... thanks xx

shez said...

yes great post and love your mum she is so funny and yep i could see the funny side.xx

Quilt Kitty said...

Allie, your mum is definately a giggle & not a google! I'm like you, love to read even more than sew. I looke up my library online & ordered the first book in the series. Thanks for that, it's great to find a new author & know there are 3 more books just waiting for you to get to them. Tracee xx

Cheryll said...

Your MUM sounds wonderful!
Keep her close!!!! :)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I thought there was a mischievous gleam in her eye! :-)
Please tell her I still use the little pot-lid socks she made me years ago! Every time I use them I think of her kindness and smile wide.
Love you gals!
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

MB in MI said...

Bless your sweet Mom...what fun you have!! The dogwood blooms are beautiful Allie!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love this post. Great way to start my day...with a giggle not a google. LOL Your mum is a sweetie. Never heard of that book before. I've got to check that one out. I love to read too. The dogwood is beautiful!

Mickie said...

Hi Allie, what a fun post! I'm going through your posts now to catch up, love your bling quilt!!! Really lovely! Happy Spring and hugs,
Mickie

Terry said...

I love the pink dogwood photo! I've always wanted one of those in my yard! :0)

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Your Mom is too cute! Thanks for the book(s) recommendation. I went and downloaded books 1 and 2 on my kindle to try them out. I'm always looking for good book series to read. Like you I tend to read an entire book in one day if it's good.

Val said...

That is so cute!!! I am going to blog on something we both did the other day. I just don't quite know how to put it though. My MIL does funny things that keeps us laughing but when you can laugh at yourself is the best!!!! Love this post. It made me smile!!! Your mum is beautiful.

Fiona said...

so fun to have good laughs together as a family... I think your mum is loved by many of us.... haven't heard of those books so I must look out for them at our library...
Hugz

KaHolly said...

My mum was a pretty funny lady, too, but sadly she passed at only 50. You are so very lucky to be able to enjoy your mother!! Thanks for the new series to check out. Am always looking for a good read, and I love series!!

Sandra :) said...

I think your mom has been adopted in absentia by more than just a few of us!

paulette said...

Loved your post today...but loved your mom even more!! You are one lucky daughter (and mom!!) haha
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Michelle said...

I needed a good giggle! What a fun post!

Carrie P. said...

YOur mom sounds like a fun person to have around. Laughter is good. My #2 son was our comedian.We always laughed when he lived at home.

Cyndi said...

Oh Allie, I loved this post about your mom. It's just fabulous that you have such a wonderful relationship with her and that you all can laugh together and have a good time. I'm very thankful that you didn't hit that other car, too! :o)

I'm definitely going to have to go check out that series at the library. I'm need some good reading about now...like to do that between sewing jobs!

Hope you have a great rest of the week, and I'll call you in the next day or so!

Love ya,

Cyndi

Alicia said...

I see that your mom is great, you make laught with your post . Thanks for it and Say hello to your mom from me.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Oh I love your mother already. Don't you know some of us have "slow rolodexes?"

My mother wouldn't use an ATM for years and years and years. It's only been of late that she has caught on that they are not so bad after all...LOL

Smiles,
Kelly

Soggibottom said...

Ah, lovely photo of your mum Allie. My kind of lady :-) X X X Think she might have the right idea about giggle not google x x x

Anne said...

Well giggling is definitely better than googling if too much googling makes you goggle, lol!

Michelle May said...

I love your mum and oooooooooohhh how I love laughing so hard for no reason that I almost pee my pants! I would fit right in with your car ride of giggle fits!
The best things in life are the things that make you laugh like crazy and are filled with such fabulous love!
xx

Debbie said...

Your mother really is funny, Allie! It's so nice that you have fun together.

I like reading, too. But, I read mostly periodicals and articles online. I do read a novel here and there, but I like shorter things better. Lack of patience!

Sharon said...

Your mom is definitely a crack-up! I love her "Google" quip. My DS and I were laughing like that on the way home tonight - great fun!

I'll have to check out that book. Thanks for the tip.

Sharon said...

P.S. Love that dogwood photo!

Wendy B said...

Oh Allie-girl, I love your mum already!!! Had a very giggly day today .....nothing better than a good ol' belly laugh.....till your jaws ache....doesn't seem to happen often enough for some...maybe that's why people are so sick all the time? So glad you get your dose of laughter with a wonderful dose of the sillies!
xoxo sugary hugs sweety

susan m hinckley said...

Your mum is adorable! And I am so excited to be off in search of new books -- I do not know this series, but I will soon. Thanks, Allie!

Loralynn said...

My Mom and I can get into fits of giggles like that...it was dangerous when we were driving back and forth to work together! Your Mum is adorable and it's so nice that you are so close, like I am with mine!

O'faigh said...

Hello Allie, loved your post...my Mum is a lady of few words....but some of the things she says cracks us up....I love it when one can laugh until you cry.....Hugs O'faigh

Vicki ♥ said...

Your Mum sounds like a lovely lady and I can imagine you all having lots of laughs about things. Its great to hear and reading all about it gave me warm fuzzies :) hugs Vicki x

Anonymous said...

You and your mom sound like me and my daughter. We happen to work at the same LIBRARY, thought you might like that, we drive to work together, we vacation together, spend far too much time together. We have a blast together. You are lucky to have a good mother you enjoy being with.

ladybelle1234 said...

Love your post and your mom. My mom is so much like yours--she uses just the slightest wrong word like sympathy for symphony and we laugh together all the time. (she's 91) Aren't we blessed to still have our mothers and to have such wonderful memories?

Heather x said...

Just like my Mum, it took her 20 odd yrs to learn how to use a video player so she refuses to have a dvd player!

*hugs* Heather x

Dandelion Quilts said...

You girls make me laugh!

Tanya said...

Your mom sounds like fun. I'll have to remember the "giggle rather than goggle".
And thanks for book recommendation. I am always happy to find a new book!

Mama Pea said...

Your mom is a hoot. Love her!

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