Sorry it has been so long - I have been fighting with Adobe to get this posted.
Some of you may be looking at the photo and thinking...WTH?
It all started on Sunday morning.
10:30AM. Phone rings. It's my mother.
Chep's Mom: I waited as long as I could to call. Is everything alright????
Chep: Yes - why??
Chep's Mom: The tornados in Iowa - we were so worried about you out there!
**WTH? The tornado hit like 1.5 hours from our home but she is not from Iowa - so I let it go**
Chep: Thanks - mom - but we are fine - the tornado was like 1.5 hrs away. So what's new?
Chep's Mom: Well your father - he's at mass performing again (my dad plays the harmonica with the choir....don't ask)
Chep: That's nice - so what else?
Chep's Mom: OH! I have decided that I am going to hang Virgin Mary upside down in the window.
**WTH??** This obviously requires a follow-up - so I bite:
Chep's Mom: Well I heard that if you hang the Virgin Mary upside down in your window then the person you pray for will become pregnant!
**Oh yeah - I am 31 with no children - and my mother desperately wants grandchildren**
Chep: So is this a proven thing? Have you heard others speak of this?
Chep's Mom: Oh yeah - there were a couple of ladies that said they heard that too.
Chep: OK....so will it work if you do it?
Chep's Mom: YEAH! OH and now I am counting on you to screw your brains out OK?
Chep: I am aware of how it works *change subject VERY QUICKLY*
You notice I didn't totally freak out and make a big deal about my mother's statement. This is because this is the same woman that shortly after our honeymoon we went to her house to swim. She announced very loudly that she and dad were leaving for awhile and that they would turn off the light outside if we wanted to "swim" *WINK*
Anyway - I am fully expecting to arrive at my mom's on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to see Virgin Mary upside down in the window and for my mother to explain it to all that ask.
And you all wonder why I am the way I am.
Cat's outta the bag!