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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Fun Monday







Our wonderful hostess with the mostess this week is Mommy Wizdom, and here is her assignment:





So, this is the assignment:



Themes to choose from:



A visit by your mother in law



Bedtime Stories



Raising a Teenager



The words: Ostrich, goosebumps, magazines, soup, cats, lethargic, noodles, tequila, doorknob, biscuit



Wild card words: prehistoric, Jedi Knight, cactus, periscope, humor



Your job is to write a story (true or made-up), poem, song, letter... whatever strikes you ABOUT one of the three themes. You must INCLUDE all 10 words. Wild cards words may be used in addition to or in place of the main 10 words.


Jose and My Mother In Law, a night to remember, or forget



It was a cold and stormy day. Our heater was broken and my body was covered in goosebumps. I decided to make chicken noodles soup in an attempt to warm myself. While the soup was simmering I put a batch of biscuits in the oven hoping the heat of the oven would warm the room a bit. After all that domestic work I was feeling a bit lethargic so sat on the couch and started reading magazines. I was still feeling a bit chilled and I had the wonderful idea that a shot of tequila would be an excellent idea. Fortunately the bottle and shot glass were on the table next to the couch so I didn't have to leave my cocoon of blankets. My cats jumped on my lap and were keeping my lap warm while the tequila was warming my insides. I am not quite sure how many shots I had when I saw the doorknob turn. In my befuddled state I envisioned Jedi Knight entering my domain for a shot of tequila. Much to my surprise it was not Jedi Knight but my Mother In Law. I immediately wanted to morph into an ostrich and bury my head in my mound of blankets. Unfortunately I was too late, she spotted me. She pointed her prehistoric looking finger at me and demanded to know what I was doing. I meekly waved my arm towards the kitchen where the soup was bubbling over and the biscuits were smoking from the oven. Just how many shots did I have?, I wondered. She was shaking with controlled mirth and immediately turned down the burner under the soup, put the burning biscuits in the sink, and waved a towel under the smoke alarm to stop its incessant bleating. She then joined me on the couch and together we entertained Jose Cuevo. It was an evening to remember, if only I could.





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21 comments:

swampy said...

Jose Cuervo, you are a friend of mine. I like to drink you with a little salt and lime...
Did you dance on the table to entertain him?

You know, tequila makes your clothes fall off !

Heather said...

I wrote about a visit with the mother-in-law as well! Very fun!

MommyWizdom said...

Ha, that was great fun! I liked "her prehistoric looking finger" and "morph into an ostrich to bury your head [in the blankets]." Well done.

Thanks so much for playing!

IamwhoIam said...

Swampy beat me to the punch line with Jose Cuervo. Sad to say I've spent more than one night entertaining Jose, my problem I don't have the good manner to fall down and think eveyone should dance.

Mother Goose said...

I loved this! I think MAYBE, i might try! LOL, too funny!

Gattina said...

Hahaha ! great ! It's amazing how many of us are suddenly devoted to the Tequila bottle ! Cheers !!

karisma said...

Haha! Very well done! I am rather late this week. No time to write and then the internet was down. Will have to try and catch up tomorrow.

{i}Post said...

;0) Nothing like warming yourself from the inside out!

Dr.John said...

The morph into an ostrich was wonderful. I wish I had thought of that. The mother-in-law is just too good.

NariceatL4 said...

I loved the cocoon of blankets--my daughter is always swaddled in her blanket cocoon! I loved the burning biscuits and added visual of the smoke alarm. Super!

MIL said...

Alison!!!!!!

Woodlandmama said...

Did you kiss all the cowboys? Did you shoot out the lights? Did you dance on the bar? Did you start any fights? Great job!

Slick said...

LOL..too funny, Allison.

Course, Jose can make even the strongest forget a few details :)

Raven said...

Very funny. Nice to see a kindly mother-in-law show up. Good story.

jsi said...

- her prehistoric finger
- joining you for shots of tequila -
You have a well-practiced imagination. You tell your stories with good word pictures.
Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

I'm Toni said...

Great story!
I love that your MIL has commented above, too! You spilled the beans on her love for Jose! ha!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my story.

grace said...

nice story! I enjoyed reading it

ChrisB said...

You did a great job with this week's assignment. I chickened out as I couldn't get my head around it-I did a holiday post instead.

swampy said...

I just came back to congratulate you on noticing Cassius' tongue. That's why I chose that particular photograph of him "refereeing."

karisma said...

HI, I tried to send you an email 3 times this week and it keeps coming back to me! Not sure why! I double checked and am using the right one. Just tried again, hopefully you get it this time!

Hugs

Mamarazzi said...

you are sooooo creative. i could seriously never hunker down and do these!

my fave:"her prehistoric looking finger"

hilarious!