Monday, August 17, 2009

Serpentine, Sheldon, serpentine!

In-laws Early this afternoon, I mentioned on Crackbook Facebook that I was going over to visit my in-laws. How could I not think of one of my all-time favorite movies, "The In-Laws"? I'm talking the original with Peter Falk and Alan Arkin, not the lame-o remake with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks. Sometimes you just don't mess with perfection, and that remake never should have been made. If you've never seen "The In-Laws," put it on your list as a somewhat obscure cult favorite. "General, that's a hell of an act." HA! It still cracks me up!

I had a really nice visit with Ken's Mom and stepdad. We even talked about how we're similar in that neither of us are "initiators," and somewhat hermit-like. We understand each other, and that's a very good thing. She wants to take me out to lunch for my birthday, and I think that's very sweet. She loves Mexican food, so I think we'll try one that Cousin Shane recommends, Mazatlan. We talked politics, and dished a bit about a thing or two, including the week that she spent here when Ken and I got married. Ken got quite a few phone calls that week from someone, and his Mom was there to hear them. We still laugh about some of those calls. "Are you sure you want to do this?" I think that was the call the day before our wedding. Jeez, just a tad desperate? I won't speak for Ken, but I know I have no regrets!

I'm sure glad I watered all my new flowers and the garden yesterday and almost went into heat exhaustion because of it...because it freakin' poured last night and this morning, and shortly after I got home this afternoon, the skies really opened up. It was getting scary enough that I almost went down to the basement, but it slowly let up. There are a few small limbs down in the yard, and I'll get those picked up tomorrow. At least it served to take some of the humidity out of the air, and it's fairly pleasant tonight.

A more substantive post tomorrow, I promise!


  1. Tell me how Mazatlan is. I've never been there but have wanted to go.
    Gee, I can't imagine who the mystery caller must have been. haha

  2. It's a very good thing to be cool with one's in-laws. I'm glad that relationship is a good one for you. It's been so long since I saw "The In-Laws" that I might have to get it from NetFlix and refresh my memory.

  3. Love that movie! (the real one, not that remake) Serpentine for sure!

    My daughter-in-law and I get along really well, too. I'm glad you and your MIL do, too. It helps so much.

    Guess that's a pretty common name for Mexican restaurants. The Mazatlan we have here is good.

  4. I love Mexican too :) We have been getting some pretty strong storms here ltely too. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

  5. My post is about dogs so some people may think that is wrong but he is a member of the family so why leave him out.

  6. I am glad that you had a nice inlaw visit! Less humid is good!

    be well...

  7. I have no recollection of the calls, but after we talked, I know you do. If I could find a workd, it would be [fist on forehead, deep thoughts]...wait for it......... pathetic :o)

  8. Hi Beth,
    Mazatlan ... what a great name for a Mexican restaurant. I'm hungry just thinking about it!

  9. i think you and Ken are a perfect fit...and look great together!!!

  10. I love my in laws too. We get along great and they are not imposing in the least. My esp is telling me Ken has no regrets either.


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