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Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Sunday March 3

The lady step-crank visited Saturday night.  Casey is Maid-of-honor at a May wedding, and is here to set up a surprise wedding shower on Sunday.  This morning I was up frying bacon and eggs and getting the coffee maker primed.

Mrs. Cranky and the step-crank were both going to the venue early to set up girly wedding stuff.  The step-crank dressed and had breakfast.  She went upstairs to finish getting ready.  Mrs. Cranky came downstairs all dressed and ready to go.  It was 10:25; they wanted to leave at 10:30.

At 10:35, Mrs. C said,

“I don’t know what’s keeping her, but I’m not going to say anything, she is stressed out about this shower enough” (I had no idea how much work, timing, money and stress was involved in trying to give someone a surprise wedding shower.  D-day may have had less logistics and planning.)

At 10:45, Mrs. C said,

“She wanted to leave at 10:30, but you know Casey.”

At 10:55, Casey yelled,

“Mom…where are you, it’s getting late.”

“I’m down stairs waiting for you!”

“Well I’ve been waiting for you for a half an hour!  Why didn’t you tell me you were ready?”

“I didn’t want to upset you; this whole thing is stressful enough!”

“Well now I’m really stressed out! We need to go now!!”

“Well let’s go, I’m ready…I’ve been ready.”

“So have I!”

At 11:01 they were out the door bickering about how each one of them takes too long to get ready.

They won’t be back until after dinner.  I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself.  Maybe go to the gym.  Naw, there is blogging to catch up on, golf on TV, guitars to be practiced, and steak to be bbq’d for dinner.  There might even be a cigar and a glass of port on the menu*.

I’m sure going to miss the two peas in a pod.

*It was too cold for a cigar and port, but the steak was real good.


  1. They must operate on their own internal clock. I have another comment I would say but I can't because it would get me in trouble with perhaps someone who might read your blog, even though that would not be my intent to upset anyone. Cryptic I know, but probably better that way. Lets just say some operate on different time schedules than others might be used to.

    I hope the shower went well!


  2. Gosh, if only they'd planned a meeting point. "See you downstairs at 10.30" sort of thing.

  3. It made me laugh, anyway, just reading about it.

  4. It must be hard being a woman. I just hope I don't come back in my next life a a female. ;)

  5. This reminds me of a recent lunch where my daughter and I were to meet up with friends. We sat in the lobby in the restaurant for a half hour, waiting for them. I finally texted, asking WHERE are you? They had been seated in the restaurant, wondering the same thing.

  6. I've seen this happen and more than once. It's quite funny actually. You have such an interesting household.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  7. I had to smile at the idea of a step-crank.

  8. That is funny. But don't tell either I said so.

  9. Since it's unlikely you'll be going to the wedding shower, you can count on a few hours of peace and quiet.

  10. That must have been fun to have been in the audience watching and not on the stage as you usually are.

  11. This happens sometimes with me and Sweetie. Each thinks the other isn't ready yet. Generally we check in before ending up being late.

  12. Amusing? Yes! Surprising? No.

  13. Perfect title for this post! lol

    How in the world did they not know that each other was ready to... never mind. :)

  14. Ive been through this exact same ordeal with my daughter. Hurry up and wait.

  15. My husband, being the typical male accountant type, hates being late for anything.

    I, being the typical German punctuality freak, hate being late for anything.

    Good thing we are married. :-)

    Glad you enjoyed your steak. Your entire last paragraph all of a sudden made me look forward to retirement.


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