A blog of mostly sentimental stories of my childhood & family, sprinkled with tales of my grandchildren, & my day to day life, along with my love of gardening & decorating thrown in for good measure. Come walk with me. . .
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
You know it's time to clean house when...
Sunday, Parker won a prize in Junior Church---a little bag of brightly colored plastic snakes! He was absolutely thrilled and wanted to bring them to my house so he could scare me. Thank goodness they looked more like neon worms than snakes, so that took some of the scare away. Parker shared his win with Peyton & Paige & they both thought it was so funny to come hissing at me with one of their plastic serpents! Yikes!!!
As the day wore on, the things were left laying around everywhere. I warned Parker that if he didn't take them home ...they just might end up in Grandma's trash! He frantically went in search of his prized possessions & found all but one. (That thing is still lurking around here and will no doubt scare the daylights out of me when I do find it!)
I was upstairs getting ready for evening church service & hollered down to Parker to check under the couch. There was a commotion that I really didn't pay any attention to, when Bob yelled up at me to come look at what they had found. I could envision maybe a dehydrated mouse, an old dirty sock, a gross sippy cup--all kinds of images popped into my head. I yelled back that I didn't have time to come look...so just show me.
And show me he did! In his hand was a half opened Ahlmeyer Farms pastry box with a pie tin & 2 hard-as-a-rock pieces of left over chocolate pie!!! Bob said "what was this doing under the couch?". Are you kidding??? Do you think I put it there??? I know I'm getting a little senile, but I do still remember where to put pie!
Thinking back a few days (more than I want to admit!)...the last day Carol was here, I happened to have Jeff's boys and Karen & her gang also came out for lunch & goodbyes. We did have lunch with all of the kids & I remember trying to get someone to eat those last two pieces of chocolate pie. No one wanted them, so in the back of my chubby little mind, I thought...hummmm....maybe I'll have a piece later. And I do remember thinking about getting a slice & noticing the box was gone, thinking someone decided to have pie after all.
I'm just glad Parker & Bob are the ones that found that nasty old box! I do have a cleaning lady that comes every other Monday...& I seriously doubt that I would have been doing any deep cleaning between now & next week. I do believe that Teresa would have found it & thought I had completely lost my marbles!
So, now I know it really is time to clean my house...deep cleaning...fall cleaning. But once again, there is a lot on my plate at least until next week, so hopefully nothing too creepy will come crawling out from under my chairs.
Any little grand kid want to admit to hiding pie???
Which one of these innocent little creatures
would be the culprit? Now, where is that little purple plastic snake....