Friday, January 13, 2006
My favouritest hobby
Tomorrow is an important day: for the first time ever the two families will meet. So the future brothers-, sisters-, parents-, nieces- and dogs-in-law will see eachother for the first time. The question is: will they hate eachother or not? We already did a smaller experiment with our parents, and I'm happy to report that they met without any serious bloodshedding.
Needless to say, we're both a bit nervous. The logistics alone are a nightmare: we have to cram 18 people (including 3 babies) and 2 cats in our appartment AND feed them. We decided on sandwiches, 'to keep things simple'. So at the moment, we're making cakes, earlier today I bought about half of the butcher's year supply of things to put on bread and tomorrow morning we have to get up early to get the bread, cheese and vegetables. Oh, and I took it on myself to make a nice pea-soup to fight the winter chill.
And on top of that, we had to clean everything. We washed all our clothes and I ironed them, which took me two evenings. My little bundle of stress cleaned the bathroom and the toilet earlier this week and I just finished the hall and the kitchen.
But the most gigantic task by far was this:
It took me two bloody hours to do the dishes - the picture was taken halfway and it shows a mere fraction of what was on the cupboard. The cupboard itself sank half a meter into the ground because of the weight of the rubble on top. And the thought of the amount of washing-up we'll have to do after the dinner party just makes me want to scream.