Thursday, May 18, 2006


Who didn't get up and do a little jig when the hippies won the Amazing Race last night? They had me pretty worried there at the end, when they were putting all the flags in the wrong order. But those hippies ain't dummies. Except when it comes to recognizing snow shoes. All in all, they were the most deserving team. And Phil really, really liked them, too.

My company is gone. I might be sad. A little. I'm pretty sure whatever sadness may be lurking about is completely overshadowed by my overwhelming relief that they are GONE!


My mom, 2 sisters, a 4 year old niece and a 2 year old nephew were here. For 5 full days.

AND it rained the WHOLE time.

AND my niece, only a few months younger than Brat, has daycare combat training. Brat does not. And there was a war over EVERY SINGLE TOY. Guess who won?

AND Brat also had a full hate-on for my nephew who kept touching her toys, damn him. Who does he think he think he is, anyway?

AND my one sister has to pick a fight about EVERYTHING. Like telling me that I don't really get migraines. They're just headaches. What SHE gets are migraines. What?! Who says that to someone? Who tells a person that an ongoing problem that is affected the very quality of their daily life is not real? Yes, she does take crazy drugs. But that doesn't excuse rude. And she also ruined a pair of my pants and tried to steal my shoes.

AND my mom brought her laptop so she could play computer games and online poker the whole time. She is hyper-competitive, so if my 12 year old beat her in a computer game, she would then stay up until 2AM just so she could beat the high score. Of a 12 year old girl. Woohoo. Way to go mom. You kicked her 12 year old girl ass.
I snuck on her computer right before she left and beat all of her high scores by thousands of points. She'll be trying to beat those for weeks.

AND my husband has been working ridiculous hours which make him very cranky and was ready to kick them all out of the house by Saturday.

AND I was in agreement by Sunday.

AND, right before they left yesterday, my 2 year old nephew decided that my remote control needed some perking he dunked it in a big cup of coffee. R.I.P. little remote buddy.

Can you feel the love?


Blogger LinknKnits said...

Oh dear! I'm glad you made it through the ordeal! House guests are a pain in the rear!

9:22 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my! Having family visit is wearing on the nerves, isn't it? I don't know anyone who really enjoys such torture. Glad you have your house back to yourselves.

10:14 a.m.  
Blogger Deneen said...

Family visits frive me batty!

Fantastic picture!

12:14 p.m.  
Blogger Nichole D. said...

This is why we don't have extra rooms... tee. Enjoy the silence (well, semi-silence) love!

12:21 p.m.  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thank goodness my family never comes and stays.......I feel for ya though. Nice peaceful house again is always nice. Great pic of the little ones.

10:14 p.m.  
Blogger lulubird6 said...

I stumbled upon your site and love it! Family, as much as I love them, fry my brain just a little more everytime they visit. I love having an apartment for the excuse that there's just not enough room for them unless they want to sleep on the floor. Thanks for writing, I do so enjoy it!

12:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at those SWEET faces!

And, "Yay hippies"! I would have been happy with them or Ray and Yolanda winning. As long as it wasn't those PIGS, the frat boys. That blonde one was just a big goof...and I don't mean that in a good way at all.

4:58 p.m.  
Blogger Shell said...

If you really love your family, make them stay at a hotel, one with a swimming pool.

I once threatened to kick both my Mother and Brother out of my car for fighting....they shut up fast because they knew I'd do it too.

10:39 p.m.  
Blogger Andi said...

Love the pic!

9:41 a.m.  
Blogger Fadrah said...

Sounds very familiar. My mother decided to come stay a summer with us a few years back, A WHOLE SUMMER, which meant that my brother was a constant visitor with his 3 (at the time) children and my 2 (at the time) it was enough to make margarita's my best friend!

12:46 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our family lives near enough to never stay overnight.

Not bad!

8:06 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had buckets o' fun!! But I'm sure you knew going in that family visits are only without strife if you're all heavily medicated.

Cute kids!! Even though they do look pissed off. :)

5:11 p.m.  

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