Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mother-in-law and Cheez-Its

My mother-in-law popped in for an overnight stay last night so I wasn't able to blog. I found out she was coming at the last minute. Actually, to be completely honest, I found out Sunday night, but in mom-in-law time that IS last minute. Especially when you're at work and remember spotting a half-eaten Cheez-It while rushing out the door for church the day before and can't remember where you saw it. So after work, which actually wasn't as much work as it was staring at a Power Point for eight hours while drifting in and out of a coma (I had to attend yet another workshop of sorts), I rushed home with the goal of finding that Cheez-It and doing a few last minute spot cleans.

Sal Gal and her fam were coming over for dinner, too. I already had a roast in the crock pot so I just had to throw together a few sides dishes(and have Sal Gal pick up a couple other sides from our fave chicken joint...shhhhh), make a big pitcher of sweet tea, and we were set. We had a great time talking, laughing, repeatably telling the kids to settle down, and eating.

Before bed we made hot chocolate, which I haven't had in a while, and I think it may have had a sleep aid in it because it made me the sleepiest girl in America. I fell asleep pretty early and actually got to sleep in a little this morning because I'm off work due to Veteran's Day and my dear mother-in-law got up with Kate.

Oh, and I did find that Cheez-It.

All is well 'round here.



18 comments:

Rebecca Taylor said...

I'm so jealous of your crockpot success!!! :)

Amanda-The Family News! said...

mmm...hot chocolate sounds SO good right now!!!!

caren said...

i love your blog - just found it! i will visit again!

Rebecca Jo said...

sounds like a cozy girls night if hot chocolate was involved!!! YUM!

Nicole said...

You're such a good daughter-in-law! Cooking a roast and rushing home to clean....man! I'm kind of dreading having the in-laws over for their first dinner at my house! Is that bad??? :)

Glad you found the Cheez-It!

Candice McCoy said...

Glad you had a good time with the family! Such a cute/funny post...as always:)

Abbi said...

ya, we know mrs. mary is last minute! i'm always the daughter in-law who is trying to clean at the last minute and get take out!!!...lol!!! i'm sure she was ready for a good home cooked meal!! i do look forward to her visits, it's a great help!!
hope you had a great day off!!! i'll get adam to send you the pics tonight!!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Enjoy your visit! And now I have to go make hot chocolate!

The Pink Owl said...

I have been craving hot chocolate so bad lately! Now I must have some!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

You just made me want to have hot coco!

Carolina Girl said...

You have a little awardy-poo on my blog!

Emily said...

Im making a cup of hot coco right now:) so glad you found the cheez-it:) Gosh you make me smile!!!

Megan said...

Before the inlaws come I always run around like a crazy woman cleaning. My hubby makes fun of me, but I just can't help it. I don't want them to think that I let the dishes go one day without being done! Which I totally do.

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

I know how you feel! I had family just leave after staying for a week. Cleaning can be torture!!

<3 said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog !
Love it !
Your daughter is absolutely ADORABLE
had to let you know- I'll be reading often :)
Keep up the great work

Three under Three said...

I go into a cleaning panic when my husbands family comes over... I sometimes throw everything into the pantry and then just pray they don't open that door!

Amy (Metz) Walker said...

Ha, that phantom cheez-it part of the story was totally cracking me up!

MiMi said...

Hot chocolate has that same effect on me. I think it's the combination of the warm liquid,PLUS the fact that I am actually sitting still for a change.

That dinner sounds yummy!