Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: My crazy weekend

  1. #1
    Super Member Maride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    2,883
    My husband had to take care of a few things in New York City, but because he can not drive for too long I drove him to Albany (2.5 hours from me) last Saturday and his father picked him up there to bring him home (another 2.5 hours). We were supposed to trade him back on Wednesday. Well, his wonderful mother decided that she didn't want to take the trip again. She made excuses after excuses until Friday Jorge called me and begged me to pick him up, so I spent the day packing up and getting the kids ready to go (they were in school and had no idea). I picked them up to school and we left at 3:30 on a five or six hour trip. Joy!!

    Since we took this long trip I wanted them to feel they did something. Backtrack a few days back I posted a quilt I finished in an emergency for my friend. She picked it up on Friday and I was well compensated for the emergency work. I took my quilt money and surprised the kids. They had this weekend the Big Apple Block Party Barbecue. It was a huge collection of different barbecue stores along Madison Avenue. Lines were long but moving quick. We got to sample some of the greatest BBQs ever and then settle for one to have for lunch. We decided on some ribs with Louisiana with the best baked beans ever. After that we just walked, stopped at a farmer's market for some fruit and my daughter wanted to find the lady with the cart selling cupcakes. She was all the way down in Soho, but while walking we went by the store front and got some of the greatest cupcakes I had ever tasted.

    Kept on walking and ended up at the Fashion Institute. We went into the museum of clothing and design. Free admission!! What a great way to relax a bit before hitting the train again. The fashion and textiles in the place were wonderful.

    Little that I know, I found out today that The Empire Quilter's Guild was having their last meeting of the season at FIT at the same time I was there. I found that out today, but I guess I found a guild to join when I am there.

    Today we drove back home. DH was so happy to be back. His mother was in a horrible mood (as usual) and he wanted out of there real bad. I spent every penny on my kids and they felt the trip was worth it. My youngest is playing baseball and wants to learn everything about it. From the train he saw inside Yankee stadium. It was packed with a game about to start. He screamed!! He was so happy.

    Hope you all had a great weekend too.

  2. #2
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,484
    Blog Entries
    10
    What a great memory for the kids and nice way to make lemonade out of the lemons :wink:

    Glad you got the extra sugar with it :thumbup:

  3. #3
    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Camarillo, California
    Posts
    35,339
    What a great treat for your kids!! You did good!!!
    You made Lemonade out of Lemons!!!

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Paige, Texas
    Posts
    1,116
    Some mother in Law can just be a pain. I had one of those as she got older. Her Son never wanted to spend much time with her.

  5. #5
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,113
    Blog Entries
    1
    It sounds like it was all meant to be :D:D:D Glad that you had a good time and DH is back home!!!

  6. #6
    Super Member KatFish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    2,067
    Blog Entries
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by texas granny
    Some mother in Law can just be a pain. I had one of those as she got older. Her Son never wanted to spend much time with her.
    My DH's mother refers to me as her son's first wife. I'm his only wife! :? My DH doesn't spend much time with her either.

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    3,232
    You are a wonderful mother and wife. The memories your children have from the weekend will long be remembered.

  8. #8
    Pam
    Pam is offline
    Super Member Pam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Southern Illinois
    Posts
    3,713
    Sorry about the MIL thing, but what are you gonna do?

  9. #9
    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitewater, WI
    Posts
    26,194
    Sounds like you had a great weekend!

  10. #10
    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    chicago, IL
    Posts
    9,436
    Remind the old bat that her children get to pick her nursing home :lol:
    Glad you and the kids had a great time.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.