My mom and stepdad left this morning. We really enjoyed having them visit but all three of us said the same thing when they left; "now, we can have the house back" (Jeez, are we shallow). The disruption to our daily lives was unbelievable. I'm exhausted.
JR and I gave up our master ensuite to my mom leaving us sharing a bath with the Boy. We haven't shared a bath with him for over 5 years. I've decided that I never want to share a bath with 2 boys again. JR is bad enough. I can't tell you any one thing that the boys did to make me declare a "no sharing" attitude but I'm just not going to do it again.
Our house got so small so fast it was scary. For the 3 of us the house seems really big. When you put 5 adults in the same house, OMG! Then add all the Christmas crap; tree, decorations, extra food, etc.... It was all a bit overwhelming.
Last but not least....I can't find my cheese grater. I don't know where my mom put it but it is not in its proper location.
Which would be the kitchen, MOM!
First, I searched then JR searched then the Boy searched. Nothing, Nada, Zip, Zilch! My kitchen cupboards have never been so clean. I have come to the conclusion that my mom took it with her. I know her. She'd so do this. Just to screw with my head. Well, it's working damn it.
JR just informed me that the wine stopper is missing also. What's next? Our Washington State University bottle opener. She better not have stolen it. If JR can't open a beer to the Cougar fight song I just don't think he'll get over it. I know he won't enjoy his beer quite so much. He'll probably jump on a plane to Seattle to get it back. I better go count the silver and the towels because my mom seems to have developed a bit of kleptomania.
I de-Christmasfied the house today. Took down the tree and all the stuff. I hadn't planned to do this until New Years day but it turned out that I had time today after cleaning ALL the kitchen cupboards in search of the cheese grater. All that is left is the poinsettia and it will stay inside the house until it warms up in February. Then it is out to the garden until next year.
I'll be posting some cheap party/football watching munchies recipes tomorrow. Hopefully, that will give you some time to fit them into your food budget if you want. After last week's $42 hunk of beef, everything I make for the next month will be cheap.