Well, we had guests for 2 weeks and they are leaving today. It’s nice to have people visit once in a while, but as you get older it gets harder and harder to tolerate them. It’s sad to say, but it’s the truth. I find that little things they do are just so annoying and they shouldn’t be. I try my best to just let it go, but am finding it more and more difficult. For example, I’m a clean freak. I like to keep my house the way my mother taught me and when I walk into the bathroom, I don’t want to see my mirrors all full of spots from people who don’t know how to brush their teeth with their mouths closed. What is so difficult about that? Then there’s the 40 minute showers. What in the hell is that all about? My goodness, when you take a shower every day you shouldn’t need 40 minutes to do it. The same with shaving. 30 minutes minimum with an electric razor. Is that obsessive or what? Then it’s the eating. I bought more fruit in these past two weeks than I’ve bought in two months. You would think they had never had fruit before. I think 6 two pound bags of grapes in two weeks, along with over 40 plums, 20 pears and I can’t even remember how many peaches and nectarines they went through is a little excessive. Plus 4 Sara Lee Cherry cheesecakes, 3 loaves of raisin bread, a pecan coffee cake, a nut roll and another nut coffee cake, plus 3 of those small Jell-O parfaits and a Jell-O ring. All that, plus regular meals. Oh, and I almost forgot the ice cream and the canned peaches and apricots. I find it difficult to believe that someone who eats that much fruit has stomach problems. Maybe they do because of all the fruit they eat. That’s a lot of acid they are consuming. They say they don’t eat pork because of their stomach problems, but we went to the Cracker Barrel and they ate 2 pork sausage patties and didn’t seem to affect them in any way. Then they would eat ham and it wouldn’t affect them, so I’m thinking it’s just a way to get some attention. Maybe I’m wrong. Then they don’t eat beans, don’t eat salad, don’t eat too much red meat. And let me tell you, I’m not going to be cooking two different meals. I’ll try to accommodate them, but will only go so far to do that. I know, I know, I don’t sound like a very gracious host, do I? I am, really I am. Then they can’t eat if they don’t have bread or tortillas. Geez am I just a grouchy old fart? If I am, don’t get old. Stay young and tolerant.
Well, happy 4th of July everyone. Have a safe holiday.