Dealing with domestic disruption

 I’m feeling a little stressed right now.

My husband’s parents are arriving to stay with us as houseguests starting Friday.  They plan to go home right after Christmas.

You read that right.  After. Christmas.  Although they will be spending November with some other relations in Kentucky.

Did I mention we have a three bedroom, one bath house, and two kids?  

I actually really like my in-laws, so that’s good.  But just from a strictly logistical standpoint, it’s going to be frankly a little awkward at home for a bit.  Especially the morning routine.   

Being a homebody by nature, when my domestic routine gets altered, I tend to get a little twitchy.  

I’ve also been more or less politely asked by hubby to not discuss politics or the election.   To be fair, the last time I got into a political discussion with a houseguest (fortunately not a relative) I ended up requesting that they take their belongings and vacate, in a considerably louder tone of voice than I generally use to ask someone to pass the butter and using language that my mom would consider, at best, not befitting a lady.  

Have I mentioned that I’m feeling a little stressed?  

So, in other, not-necessarily-relate household news, I’m stocking up on my favorite local wine. And premium bourbon.  And dark chocolate. And chai.  And aromatherapy candles.     

And in hindsight, the upcoming series on “Self Care for Sensitive People” is looking more and more like a FABULOUS idea.

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    Your political views must be pretty strong. I admire that. I have always preferred being a house guest to hosting a house guest. Either way, I generally enjoy it (with a few notable exceptions). Good luck!

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  2. Kat
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    Thanks!! In that previous case, it wasn’t so much that my political views were so strong as it was about the fact that the guest in question, one of my hubby’s former military buddies, who is a Libertarian, was living in his mom’s basement at the time and working part time jobs while he “found himself” made a comment about needing to eliminate welfare because “All women are basically looking for some way to sit at home and get paid to do nothing. That’s why they want to marry guys, that’s why they support welfare.”

    As a woman who has rarely worked less than one full time and at least one part time job since getting married, that went over about as well as you might expect.

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    Kat ~ just found your blog via Twitter and LOVE it. I’ll be a continual reader and I was laughing reading your post about long time house guests and the military friend’s comment. I’ve run into old school men like that and it is SO hard not to bash them over the head…..egads!! And I feel for you with houseguests of any kind. I cannot stand people staying in my house! I’m so OCD clean with my own habits, I truly lose my mind when someone stays over! Sshhhhh don’t tell!!
    😉
    Have a great week!

    Kelly O

    Kelly Olexas last story..This Will Be Wednesday Lift Music.

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  4. Kat
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    Kelly,

    Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it–I really appreciate the compliment. Fortunately, being excessively tidy is not a problem I have ever suffered from. 😉 But it is a little crowded.

    Will definitely check out your blog.

    Welcome to iBard!

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    Your political views must be pretty strong. I admire that. I have always preferred being a house guest to hosting a house guest. Either way, I generally enjoy it (with a few notable exceptions). Good luck!

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