Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Another Holiday......Must be Time to Clean the House........

So Easter is upon us.....I guess the house should be cleaned.  I can't be emphatic enough about how I hate housecleaning.  Been doing it for 50 years (no joke!).....egads, that sounds horrible.....50 years.

Yes, that was the foray into womanhood....learning to clean house and it becoming a regular chore by the age of 12. (no joke!).  Laundry was learned at 9 yrs. of age....from my grandmother....who thought it was time I learned the how-to's of the washing machine......while my mother was in the hospital, having just given birth to my 5th sibling.  But I digress........

Holidays are getting to be a pain in the arse.  Sorry.  But they are.  Besides getting the house ready, there's the menu to plan, groceries to be bought (which one meal's worth equals the grocery bill for a month), cooking, baking and clean up.  Then, of course, there's the "purgatory" of not knowing who's going to show up because no one can get their act together to give you a definite "yes" or "no".

Ahhh, but this holiday, there's only 1 kid coming for dinner.....I think.  And if he doesn't make it, then it'll be just BH and me.  With a full course meal I didn't want to make in the first place and my dream of going out to dinner and taking a lovely ride through the country, making a nice relaxing day of it, just the 2 of us,... shattered.......again.

Used to be when the grandkids were small that I really looked forward to holidays like this.  Easter was the full course meal with a special dessert, baskets made for all and an Easter egg hunt, which thrilled the kids because the eggs were filled with money.

But they're all grown up now and the families have their own agendas.  Not to mention that most of them live 3 hours away (that's 6 hours of driving here and home), and Monday is a work day for them.  So forget about staying here overnight.

Oh the Easter candy is still purchased.  BH loves his Easter basket!!  Looks forward to it every year.  The good thing used to cost at least $50 for everyone's candy.  Now I can get away with $20!!  He's definitely worth $20.    But there are no dozens of colored eggs....6 will do just fine.

So today will  be house cleaning.   Because.....well, just's the Easter holiday.

Wishing you all a very blessed and peaceful Easter!


Heather said...

Happy Easter to you too :). I have decided that Easter is a spring meal, so I make salads. Normally an English Pea salad, a potato salad, a pasta salad, and a black bean salad. When we ate meat I cooked the ham in a crockpot, and it meant a meal I could make ahead and pull out of the fridge. No slaving over a hot stove! Of course this year I convinced everyone to eat out :).

Linda said...

That sounds great, Heather! The salads and all.....especially eating out!! Love it! Have a Happy Easter!