A full house

Wow.  The last couple weeks have been a whirlwind.  Jason’s mom flew in last Thursday for my baby shower.  My parents and two of my aunts flew in on Friday, and four of our five visitors slept in our 1400 sq ft house.  It was a fun weekend, but a bit hectic.

And I suppose it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a few germs snuck in with the shower crowd.



I started feeling sick the next day and haven’t been able to kick it.  I almost emailed my doctor yesterday to ask her about some abdominal pain that started a few days ago.  But then I realized it bothered me most when I was blowing my nose… Something I’ve been doing about every 5 minutes for the last week.

My mom was the last to leave Thursday morning.  And three of Jason’s college buddies arrived Thursday night.  To celebrate Jason’s final days of freedom.  And since I’m such a great wife I drove the boys to a few wineries yesterday.


We hit almost the exact same spots as we did last year after the 31st Annual Couples Relay.  It made me realize just how much can change in a year.

Having all these people around has reminded me of a couple things I already knew:

1) Okay, I am an introvert.  I’m pretty vocal amongst friends so sometimes I forget that I’m an introvert.  And I kind of feel bad about it.  I really do love our friends and family.  And I am truly grateful that so many of them were willing to spend their time and money to come see us.  But I’m also missing those quiet, comfortable evenings with Jason.  (And perhaps a little internet on the couch.)

2) Yeah, yeah.  I’m also anal.  For example, we own three types of towels: nice towels (for things like showering), not as nice towels (for things like cleaning up messes) and yoga towels (for things like yoga).  And they belong in three separate piles in the linen closet.  Coasters are to be used on the coffee table.  Not paper towels.  And it is possible to plug a Glade air freshener in upside down.

Of course none of these things really matter.  Yet they will still silently eat away at me while I try my best to bite my tongue.  Maybe motherhood will teach me to let go of this kind of silly business.

7 thoughts on “A full house

  1. Ha ha! Let me know if motherhood teaches you to let go of the “silly business”! I have a few things like that I should let go off too.

    What a fun visit! I am sorry you got sick. I hope you kick the cold soon!

  2. Haha! We are too much alike! I was ridiculously happy to visit my family, but I needed my space and the things just they way I am used to and my spoons! Seriously, I eat my oatmeal with a small-sized spoon but my mother only has either huge ladle-sized spoons or tiny tiny spoons. None of the right size. It was painful… I hope you are better from the cold now 🙂

  3. Sorry, but fatherhood didn’t help my dad let go of any of that silly business. LOL To this day, I nearly have a panic attack if I spill something or see a glass without a coaster under it.

  4. You are a good woman to play designated driver. And to share your house with so many others!

    Trust me, when the baby arrives, it kind of forces you to reshuffle things and not sweat the small stuff as much. All well worth it!

  5. Parenthood made our anal ways rear its ugly head, and I do believe we’re raising an OCD daughter. Dang it.
    I hope you’re feeling better! Being sick while pregnant is the worst!

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