The day after Christmas, we were running around like crazy people, getting things together for mil’s birthday lunch. She turned 50(a baby still, I know!), so we had her presents, flowers, balloons, and cake, all taken to the restaurant of her choice to surprise her.
We were there for over two hours.
After all that, plus everything that I had done to get things ready for Christmas the previous few days, I was completely wiped out.
Hubs actually made the incredibly rare suggestion that I go take a nap and he’d keep an eye on the boys.
Perhaps he was feeling guilty that he did not come through with the one Christmas present that I had requested, I don’t know.
But, I didn’t question it.
Promptly stripped down into my comfy clothes and fell into bed.
And into a coma.
The bedroom door comes flying open a little while later and I have to unglue my face from my pillow.
Yes, I drool in my sleep.
I drool a LOT if I’m fortunate enough to reach that coma-like state of sleep.
Hubs tells me that his aunt drove up to surprise his mom for her birthday and she’s upstairs.
I consider going back to sleep, but decide that it’s not going to happen without mil thinking I’m incredibly rude and throwing that in my face for the next forever or so.
So, I throw my new bathrobe on over my tank and underwear and go up to say hi to auntie.
Um, yeah, except that Hubs neglected to mention that it’s not just his aunt, but her whole family.
I did tell you that it was a short robe that Hubs gave me, right?
I mean, I wasn’t showing off my next Tuesday(I still laugh thinking about Charlotte from Sex in the City spelling that out), but I would have put on PANTS had I known that it wasn’t just her.
Hubs then makes the announcement that “We have enough leftovers here- Shell will be happy to cook dinner here.”
I was just enjoying my coma nap and I had planned on throwing a frozen pizza in the oven for dinner.
And while we did have enough ham, corn, and sweet potato casserole left, that was IT. And the only reason we had sweet potato casserole left is because I purposely made a double batch so that I could eat off of it for days.
It was not enough to feed 12 people.
I DO like to cook for people.
I had just cooked a gigantic meal the night before.
I had NO plans of making another that day.
I was NOT prepared for this- no time for menu planning or grocery shopping.
Yet, I played the good hostess, checked my pantry, and threw together mac&cheese and green bean casserole(both from scratch- no mixes or soup involved, blech) and then sent bil to the store for rolls.
And all I heard was “Oh, good thing you had so much left over from yesterday.”
Is it wrong to want a simple “thank you”?
Because I’d much rather have returned to my coma than to cook and have everyone eat MY sweet potato casserole.