Friday, February 26, 2010

GM Crops, Television and Other Musings

I highly recommend you begin your day with Coyoteprime's blog, Running Cause I Can't Fly. He features a wide variety of topics from other sources so it's my first read of the day.

Today two posts caught my attention: Jim Goodman's "The Fairy Tale of GM Crops" and another one titled "The Truth Will Not Be Televised."

In other news: Certain members of my family have realized they could invite Dad to their home for an overnight stay. Actually, it wasn't a family member who made contact with Dad. It was a boyfried - who they all have a love/hate relationship with. But, desperate delusions call for desperate measures.

What a novel idea from people who don't want Dad here and won't come here to visit. And then, because it's "so disgusting" that he's hear, weeks ago they stopped calling him here too!

My father, being the peacemaker that he is, graciously accepted their invitation and said, "I'll smile alot and wait for their disappointment when they realize I'm not being tortured."

So I emailed my sister-in-law with the news. She replied, "Well take advantage of it and enjoy your day."

A few hours later she emailed again: "They plan to tell him he's staying there for the duration." They're reasoning is the boyfriend's laid off now "and needs help" and would "be there all the time." Furthermore, Dad "wouldn't be in the woods anymore with those crazies who heat with wood and think the world's coming to an end."

Never mind that he chose to stay here or that he's one of the owners.

So, beginning this weekend, we'll have one less person at the dinner table and I'll have to take walks by myself. And we'll wait and see what develops.

According to my sister-in-law, "If he's there long enough maybe they'll realize how much work it is. Remember, they all work except the least undependable one."

And now, because the sun is shining and it's a beautiful day in the Copper Country, I'm going to clean the refrigerator! Bet you thought I was going for a walk!


HermitJim said...

I think that Dad is smart enough to see right through their deceptions...and decide for himself what he wants and will or will not do!

Either way, as long as he is treated well and is happy that's what is important, right?

Good luck!

treesong said...

Hello Hermit, Yes, Dad's smart enough to realize what they're up to - hence his comment about "not being tortured." However, I haven't told him about their decision to TELL him he IS staying there the remainder of winter.

According to my sister-in-law, a family member is going to try for guardianship of him while my brother is still out of the country. Once he returns, he'll be guardian and decide where Dad lives.

Myself, I'm not going to fight about any of it. It brings up too much stress and memories.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you have someone who will fill you in on the behind the scenes/behind the back goings on.
Otherwise you may have wondered what the heck was going on. Now, that you know you can sit back and wait for the sh*t to hit the fan, so to speak. Don't forget, grin a lot and keep 'em guessin'. Good luck on all accounts.Beth