Sunday, March 01, 2009

Ice Anyone?

I thought this morning when I woke up that the sun was actually shining. It seemed brighter than usual in our bedroom, but I was sadly mistaken when I got up and went into the living room, only to find that it was still dismal and cloudy, but just 'brighter' outside. The clouds have given way to rainfall, and that coupled with the cold weather has me feeling grateful that I don't have anywhere that I need to be today. It IS Sunday, and that means dinner at my mother-in-laws, but since my allergies are giving me a few problems, I've decided to stay home instead.

Last night at 11, the telephone rang. I could tell by the ringtone that it was either my mother-in-law or sister-in-law, so when I looked at the caller-id, I saw that it was my mother-in-laws number. I immediately felt a sense of alarm, because I know my mother-in-law would never call that time of the evening unless something was wrong.

Upon answering the phone, I found that it was my sister-in-law. I'd forgotten that it was actually Saturday and that she spends the night most Saturday nights there, because her husband works nights on Saturdays.

I could tell by the tone of her voice that nothing was wrong, so immediately I felt a sense of relief. She was calling to ask if I had any ice cubes, as she wanted to pour herself a drink and didn't have any.

My immediate thought was, "Are you kidding me?" but I let her know that I only had ice cubes in the summer time, and that was that.

Later, I called Marcel to chat and told him about his sisters call. He couldn't believe that she'd done that, but then retracted that saying that he shouldn't be surprised.

I'm glad that I wasn't sleeping, because quite honestly, I would have been highly annoyed if I had been.

On the positive side- at least there was nothing seriously wrong.

Ice anyone?


A Magpie's Nest of Treasures said...

*laughing* In-Laws can be strange birds, eh? My MIL shares her icecream cones with her dog. Yes, with her poodle Jack. She licks it, he licks it. It is pretty gross. She refers to him as "her furry son"...*giggling* Poor Steven! He has a poodle for a sibling! "oD

Have a wonderful day!
{{hugs}} Gina

Charm said...

I can't imagine calling someone at that hour just to ask for ice cubes. Even if you think they are usually up late, you never know if they decided to go to bed early for a change. Some relatives might have suggested she check the canal to see if there was some ice she could use there . . . mean relatives. ;)

Hope the rest of your Sunday is spectacular!


Ramsey said...

my wife's relatives NEVER give a thought to the 15 hour time difference. have taken calls from 11 at night to 5 in the morning. finally i had to put my foot down and say enough is enough! caller I.D. is a godsend!!!