7/5/07

Day out with Mom & Sewing

All I wanted to do was finish a skirt to wear out with my mom on our shopping excursion yesterday. This is what I should've been wearing... but unable to because of malfunctions....urghh!... So Ms. Mannequin had the pleasure of wearing it.. she better hope it doesn't fall off her *smirking*. Anyways... I ended up settling for a tank and jeans and had a fabulous day with my mom, shopping, eating, and just enjoying the day. She is a small version of Madea, funny as all get out and will cuss you out if you piss her off. I actually had to break-up an almost beat down between my mom and an elderly man.
Scenario: I'm standing on line preparing to purchase my items @ RiteAid... when an elderly man behind me goes...



Elderly man: Loudly...you should pay attention... Miss your next...


Me: Uhhh... excuse me you need to be patient... the cashier is having problems with the cash register.. so he's not ready for me...


Elderly man: Grumbling...


Me: I turned around and gave him that don't start no sh*t look....


Elderly man: Heyyyyyy You.... (he's shuffling over to the second cashier shaking and pointing his cane) your jumping the line lady... you can't do that get off the line... I'm next...


Me: In that nano-second I realized my mom had went to the second cashier... and I immediately noticed that look on her face as she's looking at the guy like what *!@*!#!!!...


I did a Jackie Joyner Kersee move to get to the second cashier as my mom raises her cane and


Mom: loudly said bring your Azz on over here and I'll give you Southern Azz Wupping!!


...mind you the customer behind the two are doing a duck & move manuever....lol


Me: I actually had to stand between two samurai wielding canes... to keep my mom from giving the ol' man an Azz Wupping ...


I rushed to pay for our stuff (mind you she had 2 cans of sardines...lol) and got the dickens out of there before the security guard could get into it mix.


I laughed darn near the rest of the day after that... my mom just kept saying if he only knew... I had 5 dayummm kids... and I can wup some azz.... he don't know who he !@*%! with....lol
On another note, I can't figure out for the life of me whats wrong with my sewing machine. I've had the sewing machine for 6 years, which is a standard Kenmore model.. no bells or whistles. Everything was going fine as I sewed the side seams...and then the needle broke, only to realize my presser foot was off kilter... I had to move the needle postion selector between settings 1 and 2 to keep it from hitting the edge of the presser foot. Ok, got past that... continued sewing in the zipper of my skirt... next the machine locks... had to remove the needle in order to get the shuttle hook and bobbin case out... what the *!#$* is going on!!! 5 minutes later the needle brakes... I ended up braking 3 needles and the machine locked again. I gave up. Now wondering could the malfunctioning machine be telling something.... *eyebrows are twitching*(new machine... new machine....lol). I will give the machine one more try and if the problem persist send it for servicing.... urggh!, which means I will be without a machine.... see where I going with this...*giggling*. Any suggestions on purchasing a back-up machine...?

11 comments:

Virtuous said...

LOL @ Mama and flying canes! Wow! All for 2 cans of sardines! Hehehe!

Hate you couldn't wear your CUTE outfit since your machine is giving you the fits! Ugh!

Maybe a 2nd hand store or pawn shop could be a good back up?

If not t.h.e. BEST back up would be KNITTING!!!! ;op

Come on! You knew I was going to say that!!

PAJNSTL said...

Why I am ROFLMAO at your moms!!! TOO funny!!
Cute skirt

Deneen said...

Too funny (the story, not the machine being funny).

Did you ever notice the "elderly" are always in a hurry? No matter where they are or what they are doing?

Knitaholictoo said...

Your mom is a mess! That was funny! I got a cheapee Singer at Walmart $99. It's m' work horse!

a friend to knit with said...

HAHAHA.........Your mom! How funny...LOVED it!

Your skirt is absolutely fabulous...I say plan another outing with mom...soon! :)

I have a kenmore too...no bells and whistles....maybe you DO need a backup! :)

Madelyn said...

LOL, that's funny. Good for your mom, she sounds like one spunky lady.

A similar thing happened to my machine. I only had it two months and just started using it. The needle broke, I changed it and all it did was make a whirling noise. It's under warranty but you need the receipt for service. Of course I couldn't find it. Then about three weeks ago I came across it. I still haven't taken it in for service though. I guess I ought to, I did buy quite a bit of patterns and material from at the Rag Shop going out of businss sale.

Sheila said...

Thanks... I didn't tackle the machine today... hopefully tomorrow, spent the better part of the day knitting.

@ Virtuous - my mom will kick azz over her sardines...lol

@ pajnstl - I kept chuckling over it throughout the day and my moms was like... sh*t... people must think I'm a wimp...lol

@ Deneen - Its always like that the elderly are so impatient.

@ Sheila - I'm trying to tone down my spending.. but if I see a reasonably nice machine.. I may just get it.

@ Leslie - My mom and I usually do it once a month and almost everytime.. there's a funny scenario..lol


@ Madelyn - Oh moms is a total riot..lol

Adrienne said...

ROFLOL!!!! Too funny! lol

Pam said...

Good giggles, those canes are weapons I'm telling ya!

Good luck with the machine.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a wonderful laugh this morning! Your mom, the old man and the canes flying...thanks for sharing.

As for the sewing machine...been there, done that! If you like your Kenmore...look at some that are a step up. You might find something you like!

Valerie said...

Gooo Mom! I love stories like that! My great grandmother was the same way. She had no problem telling someone where to go shove it.

The outfit is looking beautiful!