While there was no direct conversation about Trump, there was a WHOLE lot of circling and dancing around him. The updated travel ban news broke while we were in Wilmington which prompted my sister to talk about her Muslim friends who are devastated. Who knew my sister had Muslim friends!? Not me!!
Then there was conversation of her love of watching Lawrence O’Donnell every night at 10p on MSNBC. She called him a genius. Gee, that’s not exactly the word I would have chosen! Sheesh.
I countered by saying I try never to miss Maria Bartiromo and my sister said she’d never ever watch Fox. Okay. Not that I find Fox all that great either, but Fox Business, yes.
And, I learned her favorite movie was La La Land, which I thought was meh at best. My take, a lot of Hollywood patting themselves on the back.
Bottom line, it wasn’t awful but it was stifling. I let my sister do 90% of the talking on the drive – the kids, the grandkids – easy breezy stuff.
The drive down was long. Before I even got to Secaucus to meet my sister (who trains there from the city), I was hit with a massive road closure on the express lanes after crossing the GWB. All traffic was shuffled off to the Local lanes. Five truck pileup that looked deadly.
Then in Wilmington, what should have been a plug and play task, buying and installing a new printer for my mother, was fraught with error messages. My title as Chief Family Geek was being compromised, so much so I had to call HP for the solution. Ugh. Two full hours lost of the day to attach a new printer. Insane.
Then there was some tough discussion of mom’s renewed ability to drive. She’s stretching the limitations she imposed upon herself, driving a little farther afield of what she told us. Not good. We were okay with her driving to church and the country club, but not in some of the more congested and busy roads. Never easy to have that talk.
The drive home was easy, UNTIL I hit 684. Then it was a crawl the last 10 miles, 5mph at best, stalled many times.
I came in the door like a zombie, brain dead from a stressful day, under the covers without dinner.
I’m three cups of coffee into today already, up before 5 since I went to bed so early last night.
Onward, Happy Tuesday.