Friday night I actually got to go HOME right after work!! Some more stuff got sorted for daughter and family. It’s going to be a long process but we’ll get through it. Things got sorted good enough for them to get their bed assembled, 3yr olds bed assembled (so he’s not sleeping with Nonna anymore (sniffle)) and their dressers up to their room.
Saturday, more cleaning and rearranging, daughter and hubby took off for the weekend as it was their first anniversary. The boys went to their other Grandmother’s for the night. (I picked them up Sunday morning.)
Saturday night, my friend Neil and I went to Mississippi Mayhem. If you don’t know what it is, google it. It’s really rather interesting.
Looks to be a rather painful ride. It also looks like a lot of work and thought went into making it.
After walking the car show/swap meet, we went to the Eve of Destruction car races. I haven’t laughed like that in a while. OMG it was hilarious.
Some of the stuff was rather odd.
-kids making chalk pictures on the front straight away.
-1993 Mustang jumping (and knocking the sides down) a pool of green slimy water that went onto the track.
-blowing up things with an airbag like a tire, a container of bouncy balls, an old man prop in a wheelchair, a pumpkin, eggs, flour and sugar…..sigh.
-the red car is going to ram the orange car sitting on its taillights. And see if he can make it do a 360 in the air (2nd attempt….first one didn’t make his car do anything but fall down) It did a 360. Neil and I just shook our heads.
The little 4 bangers cars were fun to watch….about 5 or 6 of them just lost their right front wheel going around turn one. The car would slam into the tractor tires and the tire would wobble off up into the wall…..*laffs*
Then came the race of the evening…’The Eve of Destruction’ This year was the biggest year ever. There were 30 entries of cars, SUV’s, and trucks pulling behind them boats, campers, empty trailers, and one vehicle pulling a pink and lavender one of these:
I was laughing my ass off!!
AND THEY’RE OFF!!!! Down the front straightaway they go!! flat tires just a floppin’, sparks flying from the campers already off their chassis, boats falling off the trailer because God forbid we STRAP THEM DOWN!!! There was no point!!
And into turn 1 they go…..and the first 7 vehicle pile up!! If you can’t stay on the track, then drive through the infield! or, if your vehicle is big enough, THROUGH the pile up! By the 1st lap, half of the 30 were done….Lap 2 sees more pile ups on Turn 1 so one guy turns around, goes the wrong way around the track aiming for people! The campers are busted up all over the track, trucks and SUV’s are hung up on the debris just SPINNING their wheels!
I think it took all of 10 minutes for the race we’d sat for 3 hours waiting for. It was hilarious. I laughed and shook my head, looked at Neil….he’s sitting there giggling right along with me.
It was a wonderful evening! It didn’t get cold, it didn’t take long to get out of the crowded parking lot, and I drove home just fine. It was a great time.
Sunday, I slept in. At 10:45am, I break a glass, a piece gets between my toes, cuts one of them, but I don’t have time to deal with it as I need to be on the Southside by 11:30am to pick up the grandsons. The 3 year old is happy to see me. The 10 year old? never. I hope one day he understands happy.
Back home I go, make some lunch, the boys have eaten but the 10 yr old tries the recipe and decides he likes it. I see a smile. YES!
My friend Joe said he might come up on Sunday and give me a motorcycle ride. hmmmm didn’t tell me what time. The dogs started barking, I look out and see the tail light of a motorcycle. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm I figured it was one of my daughter’s friends finally coming to help them. (My back is shot, I can hardly walk let alone do stairs)
Nope, it was my friend, Joe, and away we went. I don’t know how long we were gone but it felt good to ride. He would turn off onto a road and I had NO idea where we were some of the time. We’d end up no where NEAR where I thought we were….but it was fun.
‘Nonna? Why you on dat motorcycle? You can’t go without me on your wap.” Oh really 3 year old? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm As much as I love you wittle man, sometimes Nonna needs to be by herself.
All in all it was a good weekend. Just incredibly short. Again.
Tonight is a football game, then home to sort some more.
Tomorrow night hair
Wednesday night insurance appointment.
Thursday is my mom’s birthday.
Friday night is another exciting football game…
Saturday is a football game, Applefest and a wedding.
Sunday is a tastefully simple party and Come for Supper.
Monday is another football game 2 hours away. The rest of the week I’m free till Saturday when there is ANOTHER wedding.
I need to be 3 people.