Monday, July 19, 2010

"My ship has finally come in"

“My ship has finally come in” a saying that I’ve never heard until this past Sunday.

“So Mr. Ray, My ship has finally come in.” Jeff said, while I’m looking at my mom as she looked over towards their conversation and then to my sister Sara who was rolling her eyes when he said it. We were all sitting at the kitchen table while dad and Jeff were fixing their plates on the other side of the kitchen. Jeff explained that a new department will be available to him and he will be able to work on cars, which is what he actually went to school for.

“What does this have to do with a ship?” I asked.

“It has nothing to do with a ship. I don’t even know why he says that.” Sara said.

“It’s an expression!” Jeff huffed, “Meaning something I’ve been waiting for has happened.” I ignored his know it all tone and continued eating my mother’s lasagna. My dad either didn’t hear our banter or ignored it completely and continued asking Jeff questions about this new department Jeff was so girlishly excited about!

After a few moments of making funny faces with my niece Emmy from across the table ( as she helped herself into her Nonnie’s lap and to her nonnie's plate of lasagna) Jeff had finally finished talking about himself…I mean his new job that he was so girlishly excited about. I asked, “So these cars” I paused, as I finished chewing “Would you be working on them on the ship?”

I thought my mom was going to spew her diet coke on the table and across from me Sara started to immediately cough from choking on her food asshe began to laugh. I looked over at Jeff who was sitting at the bar with an exasperated look on his face.

“There is no ship Joanna!” he said frustrated.

My older sister, Carrie and her boys were enjoying their vacation so they missed out on the family celebration.

I was thinking that I could get some quality time with my nieces and nephew Austin since the two terrors, Dylan and Jacob weren’t going to be around. I was wrong. Austin was one with his Nintendo DS and the only thing you could see was the glow of his DS from under the bill of his hat. Lilly told me that I couldn’t look at her numerous times and when I did I think she cursed me. Even after she fell and hit her funny bone and started to cry she yelled at me when I tried to pick her up and make her laugh again! You know it’s going to be a good visit when you’re being scolded by your three year old niece. Emily... always the one to go to for the loving, but you better be ready to share you drink with her.

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