Monday, January 29, 2007


We don't have a dishwasher. Well, actually we do have one. She goes by the name, Samantha. I don't like feeling like am doing dishes all day long, so I usually rinse them and put them in the right side of the sink until after dinner when I do them all at once. The problem is that sometimes we aren't home in the evening like we weren't this past Saturday and Sunday night. This means I have a ridiculous mess to clean up on Monday. Mondays are my busy out-of-the-house days as well. I had to make my shopping list (which I generally do Sunday night, when I am home) when food in general doesn't sound appetizing, get myself and the kids dressed and ready to go, pack snacks (for myself), load everyone up in the car and head out. Thankfully I was feeling pretty okay this morning which was a blessing because yesterday I woke up feeling awfully sick and it never went away. We got home late for lunch and I bought all sorts of weird things that I never usually buy because they sounded good. (fruit cocktail, chicken and rice canned soup, frozen french fries, taquitos, baked beans and potato chips- those of you that know me and how I eat are laughing right now, I know!)

I got all the groceries put away and everyone fed, put the kids down for their nap and now feel tired and nauseous. (sniffle, sniffle, cue the violin) What do I do about that kitchen?


Matt said...

Ever see Apollo 13? There is a champagne-induced quote for this situation.

"I can't deal with cleaning up. Let's sell the house!"

Or something close to that.

Samantha said...

Yes, that quote fit the situation perfectly. I guess it would have been easier to just buy all new dishes though. Maybe I need to switch to paper plates for a while!

kristen borland said...

oh, i've seen messier sinks (in my kitchen!). hee, hee. we've all been there. :)

Popgrama said...

I have to say your right about laughing at hearing what you bought!!

Mrs. Meg Logan said...

HA, I can totally relate! Well, I DO have a dishwasher... (Praise the Lord! I lived many years without one though!)But yesterday I loaded the baby into the car to do the grocery shopping, the list for which nearly drove me to the bathroom. I managed to make it through all of the shopping just fine, but once I got the food home... I put it all on the kitchen table to put away, and knew by the end I would be sick. I was too. Salad is nasty on the return (btw).

I too bought all kinds of things I NEVER buy, including canned soup, frozen fries, crazy amounts of fruit and frozen dinners (the quick kind).Normally I am a frugal and pantry shopper. I cook from scratch. (er as raw of ingredients you can get these days) I almost never buy prepared foods. Uhg, food... time to stop talking about it.

Well hope you are feeling better. I can't wait for the 12th week to arrive.

Mrs. Meg Logan

Samantha said...

I am a cook-from-scratch person too. Very healthy and organic when I can afford it. I can't stand healthy food in my first trimester. Anything raw is unappealing. My gag factor is high, so I am quite a sight right now in grocery stores!! I don't remember how I got through this the first two times. God is gracious to let me forget I guess.