Very Josie's Very Mama
Today is my mother's birthday.
The big 7-0.
Ma is sitting in blue in the picture above, taken 11 years ago at Sugar Bear's 2nd birthday. Isn't he the cutest thing EVAR btw?
Anyway, today is her big birthday and seeing as I just won a bit of moolah at Foxwoods I wanted to get her something extra special.
"Ma, what can I get you for your birthday? What do you need?"
"Nothing! Don't go spenda your money! You love to spend it. I should hold if for you. I'll keep the money nice and flat in my wallet".
"Come on, you know I'm going to buy you a present anyway, it may as well be something you want!"
"I really want....if it's not too much trouble....."
"A tablecloth. A vinyl one. Don't you get me a cloth one. Vinyl's a better."
"Okay........what else? I'm not getting you a plastic tablecloth for your birthday. I'm not that cheap!" (btw I did. and it cost $5.49 but don't tell her)
"No, that's it! And um, I guess I could use a new nightgown in case I have to go to the hospital. Good to have."
'Ma, you're not sick. Why would you go to the hospital?"
"You never know! Just in case....I like to get things ready."
Yes she does! If she's going out, she's usually ready a couple of hours before it's time to go. She just doesn't understand why my sister and I are chronically late. But I won't be late today. Not on Ma's birthday!
And I'm bringing her favorite
stinky food. Sicilian anchovies/sarde...
I'll be bringing them home on the bus today and no matter how many times they wrap them, the stink still seeps through. Should be a fun bus ride. :(