Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Lesbian Mashup

Easter card from my inlaws!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. This was the first one that we were kidless. It was a bit odd but it is amazing how quickly you get used to having a clean and quiet house. But not to fear my nephews were at my inlaw's house so they reminded me what it was like to have children around. THEY ARE LOUD! Empty-nesting isn't so bad.
We took the boys to Choo Choos. Honestly, this is an amazing little restaurant. Just be prepared to wait because it is super small. But really, if you are ever in Des Plaines IL, go there.
All of your food is delivered on a train track. It was awesome and I know where I will be taking the kids when they come home for a visit. I mean, isn't this what a 19 year old and a 23 year old wants to do?
The only problem was Andrew(the little blond cutie) decided that stabbing his brother repeatedly about the head and neck region with the little toothpick/sword that was holding every one's sandwiches together was the best idea ever. I tried to get my MIL to stop them but she wasn't wearing her hearing aids because they make her ears tired. So I did what anyone would do and swatted acrossed the table only making contact with air. Hey, mom instincts never leave. Justin grabbed his sword and retaliated. Again, living without children has its perks.

We also found time to stop by Big Lots this weekend. We found a ton of things on clearance like these $.30 cake mixes. Den brought a bunch into work to give out. The women there are great and spoil him with food so whenever we find something like this he brings them in. They also had cookie mixes on clearance for $1. I never ever buy them. In fact, I can't ever remember making cookies from a mix. That said, the Betty Crocker sugar cookies were the bomb. I need to rethink my Christmas cookie list.
This is my latest Goodwill find. I just love baskets and for $4.99 it has a new home. Den said it looks like a ram's head. My besties daughter said it looked like the goblet from Harry Potter. I think it looks like the female reproductive system. So every time you walk in my kitchen you can see a woman's crotch. How appetizing is that?
Our old cat, Harry is having some issues. I scoop the cat pan every day, never fail but now he has the bad habit of tearing the plastic door off every time he uses the pan. I think he is just getting cranky in his old age. I mean, I have never had to take a shit so bad that I tore a door down. You?
And I'm getting the itch again. Not not that rash down below. Or the baby itch. PHEW! I'm getting the urge to gut DJ's room. The only problem is he still comes home for the summer. If I want to keep it nice, he can't live here, right?
This house is going for $220k in Antioch. Someone please buy it for me. I'll be good.
My inlaws are now thinking about moving back by us. They are about 40 minutes from us if traffic is good. I think my FIL is worried after having cancer that they are getting older and may need some help. I suggested buying a massive house and us moving in together. For some reason, they don't want to live with me. Maybe its my new basket. Do you think I could sell Den on buying a new house. I mean wouldn't that be easier than trying to fix everything around here.
You are now caught up on my everything in my crazy world. Glad that's over, right?
Not reproducing,
Sonya Ann
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26 comments:

Anne in the kitchen said...

Fantastic post and I love the title. You might up your blog take home pay a good bit with this one.

An empty nest does have it's perks! Lots of them, in fact.

I don't think Son3 is living at home this summer, so I am ready to do the huge room purge. Think he will notice? He's a guy so probably not.

Michelle said...

My 18 yr old son is gone for the week and I am already to gut his room. Your female reproductive basket is like the find of the century.

Not reproducing,
Michelle

slugmama said...

I wish we had that restaurant around here when my oldest was young. He was train CRAZY!!! They did have a Mickey D's where I use to go shopping when the kids were young and they had a train that ran around the ceiling in the dining area.

I STILL need to gut my daughter's room and she's been gone 2 years next month. I guess at this point she isn't coming back? sigh

I IMMEDIATELY thought your basket looked like a uterus and ovaries....what does that say about me? Either your title but that into my mind or I am weird like you. lolz

Cheapchick said...

Don't live with Den's parents, have them buy a condo within a mile or two so when they stop driving (if they do) you can help them out. I have that set up with my Mom and it will prevent her from going into a home barring health reasons for a long time. After my stepdaughter left we turned her room back into the band room/spare room and sold the bed. Things better work out with her boyfriend or she is SOL. So far so good though. I never thought I would say this but I think he is a good influence on her - smart, goes to school, doesn't party bigtime like his older brother (who is best friends with my Stepson). He even wants to go to college OMG. Things are looking up.

Sonya Ann said...

Anne in the kitchen-I'm hoping for about $7/week. LOL
It will be odd having DJ in the house. And after we did Anna's room and I said I might redo his, he was all for it after he saw how it turned out. The only problem is if we buy new stuff it won't stay nice with him using. Terrible but true.

Sonya Ann said...

Michelle-Some times, it all about locating the smell that is permeating from their room.
I'm happy about my girl basket.
Thanks for coming to see me.

Sonya Ann said...

sluggy-I think the next time that you come here, we should go there. It was way too fun. Even Donna wanted to bring Big Dennis(FIL) to see it. It was that fun and the food was great.
Maybe you should just plan on moving in with your daughter and returning all of the stuff that she left behind.
I think odd minds think alike.

Sonya Ann said...

Cheapchick-I think that I would be able to get along with my inlaws but I think Den would start fighting with them. I think that they are worried that if they stay in the trailer/modular home the rent fees will continue to go up. Some people are paying $800/month and that's nuts. YOu don't even own the land!
I'm glad to hear that your SD is doing better. Maybe she just needed to do it her way or maybe a taste of grownup life is what she needed. SHe did put you through the wringer.

Donna Freedman said...

I have been to Choo Choo's! When we first moved to the Chicago area, Des Plaines was one place we were thinking about living. The commute would have stunk on ice, though, and we ended up in Oak Park -- expensive, but only three blocks from the Blue Line.
You may recall me walking you past that rental when we met in Oak Park a few years back. That's because I had to visit the other reason that made Oak Park a good place: its bakery.
Wish we had a Big Lots here, because I would *love* to find 30-cent cake mixes. Maybe I can convince my daughter to stop at one when I visit her after the conference. We'll definitely be going to the Dollar Tree because the vegetable seeds are four packs for a dollar.
Thanks for the shout-out re my newsletter. It's a free glimpse of the course, so those who are curious can take a peek without paying a dime.

Elephant's Child said...

I really, really don't need a dried up image of my reproductive organs in the kitchen. Though it WOULD make a great dietary aid...
Detruffelating the kitty litter is low on my preferred list of jobs but soooooo essential.

joe said...

I'm still looking for the lesbians

We are: Clamco said...

Funny post! Living with inlaws...not such a good idea. Been there, Done that. I bought a basket at GW too. Looks like a hat box, not a uterus. lol. And I always make Betty Crocker cookies. They're really pretty good!

Sonya Ann said...

Donna Freedman-I often forget about how hard it is for you in AK to find such good deals. You may need to bring another piece of luggage with you to get your goodies home.
Des Plaines is adorable and Den and I already made plans to go back and explore a bit. Mind you, there are still plenty of places to explore in Antioch that we haven't gotten to. And no prob about the shout out.

Sonya Ann said...

Elephant's Child-You would think that it would stop me from eating.But not so much.
I can't stand the scoop job but alas no one else seems to want to do it.

Sonya Ann said...

joe-You aren't trying hard enough.

Sonya Ann said...

We are: Clamco-I don't think that the inlaws want to live with us. But it would be nice to move into a better neighborhood.
I have to say I was very shocked at how good the mixes were. They may happen again around here. The sugar cookies for sure, probably not the chocolate chip.

We are: Clamco said...

I make the chocolate chip all the time. They're my family's favorite. The chocolate chocolate chunk are good too and the recipe uses oil instead of butter. What I personally really like are the snickerdoodles. Very tasty! Try them all. They're very close to homemade cookies. Really!

McVal said...

Ok - your title threw me... Not exactly sure how it fits this post!
Maybe it wasn't supposed to...

Anyway, I will pay $220 for that house! No wait, it's 220,000?? nevermind.

Glad you had a raucous time with the boys!

Jane said...

More like "Lesbian Crotch" lol! Oh my! Are you going to keep eggs in it?? I had such a good laugh about that basket :) I'm still giggling...

Jenny Woolf said...

I started off by seeing that basket as a kind of ancient Greek thing. Now I can only see it as a woman's reproductive system. Like one of those optical illusions.

Sonya Ann said...

McVal-The basket and the female reproductive system=Lesbian. And its just a mess of a bunch of different things going on here=Mashup. Yeah, its a stretch, I know.
I wish I could get a house for $220. I'll fix that.

Sonya Ann said...

We are: Clamco-I finally had to send the rest of the cookies off with Den to work because I can't stay away form them.

Sonya Ann said...

Jane-Hahahaha, eggs! I laughed about that one and your post title. We are bad but fun.

Sonya Ann said...

Jenny Woolf-I have the tendency to help people see the worst in things. It's a gift/curse.

Frances said...

Your post made me think of my bf. We call ourselves "lezby friends". LOL! We crazy.

I worked in Des Plaines when I lived in IL.

Sonya Ann said...

Frances-Lezby friends are always the best. I have a couple too.
You have had such a fun life. You have been and done so much.