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Re: RE: One project accomplished

Kitty, have you ever known any family without warts? Mine is like something out of a Tennessee Williams novel. <LOL>The last time I hade Thanksgiving dinner with my siblings was when my mother, who had already had a stroke, and my very eccentric aunt were still alive. The scene belonged in a play -- truly.
----- Original Message ----- From: <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2004 10:56 AM
Subject: RE: RE: [CHAT] One project accomplished

It's my sister from Alberta. I understand she wants to make the visit
longer to get her money's worth out of the cost of the plane ticket, but
when I visited her, I spent 3 days (granted - this was the only time I
ever had an opportunity for a free trip via frequent flier miles, so it
didn't cost me anything) . She came Dec 10 for a memeorial service and
wants to stay through January 5 so we can provide her with a birthday
party. The last time she did this, about 4 years ago, she played her
Sarah Bernhardt about being unloved and all that, but she is on her
medication now, so she has been easier to deal with. She knows I get
stressed out over a house guest for that long so she insisted my other
sister had to take her for half the time and Pat reluctantly did take
her for 10 days. (those 2 would secretly love to rip each other to

I am more the Marlena Dietrich of the family and am finding company
quite tiresome. Maureen's quirks are really getting on my nerves and I'm
afraid I don't hide it well.

Oh well, the 5th is right around the corner and things will eventually
get back to normal. Thanks, everyone, for allowing me to air my familial


-------------- Original message --------------
I missed something, WHO is staying with you for a month? That's normal? I'd
freak out after three days.

Andrea H
EarthLink Revolves Around You.

> [Original Message]
> From:
> To:
> Date: 12/30/2004 9:25:33 AM
> Subject: RE: RE: [CHAT] One project accomplished
> Donna,
> It's not funny. this is her lifestyle. She's sitting around reading
> until 3 or 4 in the morning, then sleeps til 2pm. I don't mind too much
> as it gives me my morning to myself, but I hate tip-toeing around my > own
> house. She thinks visiting for a month is normal. My idea of a visit is
> 3 days max. I know I sound heartless, but I guess I'm a creature of
> habit and everything is in disarray. I am forever doing dishes and
> emptying trash while it takes her 3 days to move her suitcase to her
> bedroom.
> Kitty
> -------------- Original message -------------- >
> > Well it sounds like one heck of a party is happening over at
> > sleeping in till 3pm.... ah, the good old days :)
> >
> > Donna
> >
> >
> > > It's easy to get so busy between computer work, Christmas baking, > > > and
> > > other "important" stuff, that the house doesn't get cleaned in > > > winter
> > > either. I really need to vacuum but my visiting sister doesn't > > > awaken
> > > until about 3 pm and somehow, housecleaning doesn't really occur to
> > > in the evening.
> > >
> > >
> > > Kitty
> >
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