Monday, June 9, 2008

Food and other stuff

There is never enough food in this house. I think I am buying plenty of food and then the next day, almost everything is gone again. I bought a pound of roast beef for sandwiches last night and it is already gone, along with a loaf of bread. I didn't eat any of it. I don't know how much is enough or too much or too little because sometimes I can buy lunch meat and it will sit there and I will end up throwing it away. Same thing with the bread. I guess I should be happy that the food is being eaten but it's frustrating to think I'm all set with food for a few days then find out that I'm not.

I bought a box of those sugar free fudge pops the other day for myself because the rest of the crew will eat ice cream which I don't usually eat. Well, I go to get a pop and there's one left. WTF? So not only are they eating the ice cream, they're hogging my pops. Then I was at the grocery store and saw these apple tart-like pastries and they looked good so I brought them home and set them on the counter and before I could get one, they were all gone. Same thing with a box of fig newtons I bought. They completely disappeared. I was searching for them in the kitchen when it occurred to me to ask if someone had eaten them and the answer was yes. I keep thinking that I will not resort to hiding food for myself but I'm starting to get a little annoyed. I'm not fast enough in this house. I wish I could find something they didn't like but so far they eat everything.

Anyway, we had a relaxing weekend. It's been really hot so I wasn't motivated to do anything. I finally starting watching Friday Night Lights which I bought quite a while ago. It seemed like a perfect weekend to spend lounging around. I'm halfway through the first season and am really liking it. Also of note, we switched to Comcast cable and LOVE IT. On demand is awesome. I'm not sure how we lived without it for so long.

I spent today cleaning. It felt good after being a slug all weekend. The bathrooms are all scrubbed spotless and the floors have been washed and my laundry is all caught up. Now I'm going to fire up the grill and prepare something for dinner. I don't want to create too much of a mess because everything is finally looking perfect. Of course, everyone is out of the house at the moment, so that might be part of it.

I like these moments before everyone comes home when it is peaceful and clean. It lasts about 30 minutes but those 30 minutes are fantastic.

6 comments:

VA Blondie said...

I am glad you had a relaxing weekend. It is nice to have a breather before everyone comes home.

Don't be fooled by the six word memoir. It is harder than it seems. Trying to fit your life into six words can be a challenge!

seussgirl said...

I just started watching FNL this week; but I'm watching it on NBC.com.
We just finished watching 2 seasons of 30 Rock, and needed something else to start.
I hope you find a way to save your food from scavengers!

Christy said...

Some very wise person once told me that if you share a house (and therefore go grocery shopping for them) buy 3 BOXES of cookies, or anything else that you buy for YOURSELF. I would just add, maybe do that and then HIDE the other 2 boxes!

She She said...

We have 3 kids and they just started eating so much more than they used to. It's been hard to adjust the grocery shopping. We always seem to run out of everything mid-week. I can only imagine how this will be compounded when they're teenagers.

momofonefornow said...

I am totally with you on the food thing. Half the time stuff goes bad and the other half of the time I am making late night runs tot he store because we are out of some thing we must have right now.

Naomi said...

that was too funny lol. maybe you should should get a mini-fridge, stick it in your bedroom closet so you can hide the food you like. and then stick a post it on it letting your husband know "hands off" and include a very long and tedious to do list this way he'll never acknowledge seeing it, or it would mean he'd have to tackle the list. as i wrote that i envisioned a large flat chest freezer under the bed...no one would look there...i should go patent that...