Kelly Piepmeier has been in town since Tuesday. She mentioned in passing today that one of the reasons she wants to get a house or apartment in Charleston is because she doesn't want to keep being a burden on us by staying in our house when she comes to visit.
Here are some of the ways my mom has been a burden on us:
- She made granola her first night here. I have eaten, as of just now, six bowls. It is so unbelievably delicious that, well, I can't believe it.
- Wednesday night and Thursday nights she made us dinner. Wednesday: grilled tilapia in mango salsa. Thursday: omelettes with zucchini and goat cheese. Oh, and she bought all the groceries for both meals.
- Tonight she's not making us dinner because she offered to stay here with Maybelle so that Biffle and I can go on a date.
- She's taken me out to lunch every day this week, at three delicious restaurants.
- All day every day for the time she's been here, she has taken part in major spring cleaning of the house. For instance, on Wednesday, we went through all the baby gear in the attic. We filled the living room with stuff that we're not using anymore. We distributed six full garbage bags of clothing, toys, stuffed animals, and books to friends and colleagues who have babies, not to mention swings, strollers, etc.