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the weekend is over.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The friends arrived late, but actually it turned out to be decent weekend.. The iridologist was the same person who treated me and could not believe how good I was looking now.
This family though is not very green and conservative. One of my pet peeves is not turning off lights in rooms you are not using. Somehow, in three bedrooms, with them only using two, all the lights stayed on from 9 pm until this morning at least until 11 am. We know they were on also in the bathroom. How can three people sleep with the lights on constantly like that?
But this afternoon we went shopping and found some bargains in town

after I finish posting this, I am heading upstairs for a long bath and soft music. The time to start getting hubbies things ready for the trip this week.

  
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LITTLE_QUEEN 4/26/2009 11:59PM

    After your hubby leaves, Have a nice relaxing day, You deserve it.

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The company saga continues

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The final story. they are coming. Last night at 959pm, they called to say obviously they were not coming then, so we could go to bed (damn nice of them, I was already in bed)
They were going to leave early this morning. Considering it is a 4 hour drive and also they are travelling with a 90 year old gentleman, we figured they would not leave the house until at least 9 am. Asked them to call and let me know what time they were leaving so I could figure out when we were going out. The call has not come.
So I got breakfast prepped for tomorrow morning, I have chicken marinating, the table set and the pots ready to toss the wild rice and veggies into. with her 4 pm appointment, we will not be home until 615 the earliest. Then things get done quickly (thank goodness for a convection oven)

Tomorrow morning I will be up early beating the eggs and getting the omlet into the oven, followed by getting all the other items ready to go. Then after breakfast, comes the shopping trip for organic veggies/fruits, then shoes and whatever else.

I am already sick to my stomach with the meds and heat. Will be carrying several bottles of water when I head out today.

And of course, as I sat in bed with hubby making the comment, at least next Saturday we can sleep in, he tells me he will be leaving for a trip in PA. Figures.

Since I wrote this this morning, it is now 2 pm. They just called and are one hour away.. the minute they walk in the door, she and I have to take off and get downtown to find a parking space so that we are ontime for HER appointment.
I give up Nothing like being early on their part. I hate tardiness especially when it can be prevented.

  
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DEE107 4/25/2009 3:10PM

    All I can say is they are RUDE, do they know my brother and his wife by anychance.. Hugs and have a great day today. Dee

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USMAWIFE 4/25/2009 11:49AM

    At least you would let me know you were coming. It's only hard when you don't know someone's plans I do love to entertain. That is why my husband's boss always wants me to fix dinner when the company officers are visting from IN.

I love the spa. Does not matter it is a massage school or a high class hotel. Done both and trust me, its all in the massuse's touch. We have a lot of places close to us where you can do the spa and winery tastings fairly inexpensively.

If you come to SC, let's plan on doing that.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 4/25/2009 11:40AM

    I know it is not funny, but I am about ready to visit you myself, LOL!
You obviously go out of your way to make people comfortable, ad do everything up nice, Even though it is hard for you.
Also with the comment you made on Ruby team about what we would do if we came there to meet, I loved your ideas, SPA! Yeah!

Hopefully this will all be over with soon, and it will go by fast.

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Company AHHHHHG

Friday, April 24, 2009

Now understand I have been bitching about having company this weekend. Yesterday I went through and moved boxes out of my son's bedroom and put them in mine so the couple could stay there. Today all I need to do in there is vacuum and change the sheets. Plan was to go to the store this morning and get groceries, stay prepping what I can prep, dust the furniture and vacuum downstairs.

Well.. can you guess... they were supposed to call on Wednesday evening to let us know the plans.. they didn't. We figured they would call last night. They didn't. So as of this minute, I have no idea if they are coming tonight, tomorrow morning or ever. HOW RUDE!!!! especially when you invite yourself to someone's house.

I will run errands this morning. I will get some groceries in but not going to prep (which of course I could regret down the line), I will so the basic cleaning but nothing else.

There is a part of my brain which is saying, they will show up tomorrow at noon.. another part says the wife will come with the daugther, but the husband and father will stay in NC.

I am the organizer and this is throwing me all off. emoticon

  
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LITTLE_QUEEN 4/24/2009 12:02PM

    I would hate not knowing! That is rude!

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Another weekend DONE

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Today I embark on giving my house a complete deep cleaning. Not becuase it needs it, but because once again, family has invited themselves for the weekend. 'Would not be so bad, but half of this family was here last weekend.
My husband's best friend from college and 12 yo daughter came last weekend with 24 hours notice. This time, they called on Tuesday night and announced they are coming back with this time his wife and her 90 year old father.
They live 4 hours away in NC and are coming here so that the wife can see my iridologist (holistic practioner who looks into the iris and can tell what is wrong within the body) Of course, the only time available is at 4 pm Saturday afternoon. I get to go downtown with her since she knows nothing about Greenville. So after we fight for a parking space or I just give up and park in a municipal lot, I will drop her off and that my walk during the 90 minute appointment I am not sure if I will be spending Sat or Sunday morning taking her shopping for shoes and organic food.
I know Friday I will start cooking for the weekend meals since I am still challenged and will not be able to eat a lot of the foods I will make for them.
I pray this is the last weekend with guests. I think I honestly would not mind my inlaws coming to visit. We have been in this house for 4 years now and they have not made it to SC yet.
Oh well. I should not complain. This guy is more family to us than my own brother.

  
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LITTLE_QUEEN 4/23/2009 1:07PM

    I can't stand when that happens, Hopefully you will get a break from this soon, I know you have had lots of unexpected visitors.

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USMAWIFE 4/23/2009 11:04AM

    Thanks SparkPixie. With my luck I will be help hubby pack for a business trip. This time home is longer than we expected.

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SPARKPIXIE 4/23/2009 10:58AM

    I hope NEXT weekend will be a nice one where you can take time for yourself.
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USMAWIFE 4/23/2009 9:20AM

    I think it would be nice it they asked you instead of we are coming. And two weekends in a row.. that is bad.

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CONNIECOOLCHICK 4/23/2009 9:05AM

    I HEAR you! I like to have company, but not one weekend after another. Part of the problem is me, because I wear myself out making sure that everything is done ahead of time and the house is perfect. Then I waste energy being annoyed that I won't have much opportunity for 'alone' time while company is in the house.
On the other hand, once the company arrives, I have a wonderful time and am glad that they came. Go figure emoticon

It sounds like you have planned ahead to keep on track with your nutrition and your fitness activities. That's a good thing emoticon

Enjoy,
connie
50s+ Weight Loss Challenge Team

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Hump day

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Another day, same story.. Why both write more

  
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MARTHAR3 4/23/2009 3:00AM

    If flustration was an exercise I think our minutes would add of quickly. sometimes writing helps iron out the wrinkled spots we get stuck in. I have been ironing all week ..

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USMAWIFE 4/22/2009 8:27PM

    More frustrated than down Thanks Lori.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 4/22/2009 8:24PM

    Now Pam, You sound kind of down Are you ok?

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