Dh's parents were here for the weekend. Went pretty well. The older I get, I guess the more anal about my house I get. Interpersonal relations were great. Everyone got along, had fun. I just hate having crap all over my house. And Dh's family all have this weird habit of putting their dirty dishes on the counter around the sink. Not in. Around. And heaven forbid they put any in the dishwasher!
We went to some nearby waterfalls on Saturday and had a picnic. Quite enjoyable. Baby E just learned to point at things, so she had fun pointing and making everyone tell her the names of things.*
Sunday was spent quietly. Church from 11-2, then Dh grilled hamburgers. Delish! Once Baby E was in bed, we spent about 5 hours playing Bones and Golf, a dice game and card game, respectively. Sooo fun. I even won Golf for the first time evah. Usually I lose badly.
Today Dh and his dad went fishing all day (left at 6 am, got back at 5 pm!). Yes, Britt, I am a fishing widow. Let's totally start a support group. Ha ha Mil, Baby E and I went shopping. Didn't spend that much though. I got a little pink bolero-kind of thing. And some yarn. One can never have enough. Dh achieved success! He came home with a large Chinook salmon. I like salmon, and better yet, I don't have to prepare it! It's not a fillet from the grocery store, so "I don't know how to make it." That line totally worked!
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This is unrelated, but there's an online brohaha about some blond chick FoxNews had on who said Jordin shouldn't have won American Idol because she's overweight and that's a bad example to fat kids. Let me first say I think that chick is retarded. No way should Jordin not win because she's overweight. Though personally I feel Melinda had the best voice.
But some people have been saying she's not overweight, just big boned. I don't agree with that. I think she's overweight. But I don't really think that's a huge deal as an example to kids. I mean yeah, yeah, I know being overweight puts you at risk for blah blah blah. I know. But people like my father-in-law are the ones who need to hear the scare bit about being overweight (he's obese, though 6'3" so he carries it "well"). Jordin doesn't need to hear the scare bit. She's 17 for heavens sake. But she is overweight, not just big boned. I think it's a slippery slope when we start calling overweight "big boned." Besides, I think seeing an overweight girl win AI is 500x more positive than seeing twenty stick-thin starlets lose ever more weight, or seeing one starlet after another pr0stitute herself out to achieve fame.
*The only word I am sure she comprehends is "baby." I show her a picture with multiple subjects, say, "Point to the baby," and she will. I can show her a picture of Dh & me, say, "Point to Daddy," and she points at me. We're working on it.