Monday, October 20, 2008


Whew! They're gone. Let me start out by saying that I did have some enjoyable moments with the niece and nephew. I'm a thinkin' that maybe I'm getting a little set in my ways. I'm certainly not "Suzie Homemaker" by a long shot, but they really got on my nerves. I do admit that I'm not a stickler for having a place for everything and everything in it's place but... I know how they live. I've visited them many times and they are not slobs in their home. I don't know if it is the fact that I'm the aunt and they feel like they can act like kids (they are in their mid forties) but it got ridiculous. She was worse than he was. It was so bad that last evening by dinner time I was a bear. I covered it up by saying that I was really hungry and that makes me grumpy. They had been gone on a hike and were late coming back for dinner so that excuse seemed to work. They are definitely not good guests. I just decided to say it like it was and told them when to clean up after themselves. And after I threatened to throw anything they left in the "middle" of the floor into the trash, that stopped. I thought I was lazy, but boy, she has me beat by a mile. Gonna have to ask her mom if she ever cleans her own house. Could be that he does it all.

Okay, enough of that whining. But I am glad to have my home back.

Eating was really good for me this weekend. I only had one day that I went over what I should have but I did it with healthy stuff so that ain't so bad.

I've been wondering... My dad had trouble sleeping any evening that he ate nuts before bedtime. Do any of you have that problem? I got myself some almonds this past week because I know how good they are for us and was thinking that I might save them for an evening snack but I wonder if it will affect me the way it did my dad. Guess the only way to find out is to give it a try. I'm really enjoying the WW Whitman's candy that I got. I have mint, caramel and coconut. Haven't tried the caramel yet but the other two are yummy. I just have to remember to limit them like anything else that is decadent. And with sweets that's not much of a problem for me thank goodness. My problem is the salty stuff and I think I have that one whipped as well. I'm really careful to count out the right portions and only have them once or twice a week. Except for pretzels. Those I have for lunch or breakfast most days with a one ounce piece of cheese. And I really look forward to that.

Didn't get any exercise in this weekend like I do when most company comes. It was really cold here and I think I just needed some peace and quiet once in a while so I let them go on their own.

Hope your weekend was a better one than mine was.


Sparky said...

Hmmm... sounds stressful. Glad you have the place to yourself now.

MaryFran said...

Glad you have the place back to yourself! And any messes are YOUR messes! :-)

My dad has problems with eating nuts. It seems like he does complain more at night..but I think it bothers him during the day also. Good luck with!

I love the WW whitmans candies! Great little treat! (If and when I keep it at ONE)

grammy said...

I had a great weekend. Hope things will be better. Keep eating on track like you have been. (O:

Cammy said...

I can't imagine going to someone's house and piling stuff in the middle of the floor! Maybe I'm just old?

Glad you've got your life back!

Donna B said...

Sounds like you did great foodwise even with the stress of your company and their "habits". Understand completely! Just got back from visiting my sister and I am not sure how she can live in such disorganization. The house is clean, but neither of her kids or even hubby can find their jackets, keys, etc!

Candace MacPherson said...

Sounds like very inconsiderate guests. I admit, we're a bit slobbish at home, but when we're visiting we all step up. It's just not right to expect to be waited on or mess up someone else's space.