As many of you might’ve heard, my mom came to visit me this past month. As ChemChampion corrected me, this shouldn’t be considered a “visit”, but rather a “stay”, maybe “long stay”. Anyway, I had imagined the worst, where my mom would nag me to wake up, nag me to go to sleep, nag me to go take a shower, but it was completely opposite and I was somewhat surprised and actually enjoyed her company. The morning after she left (I dropped her at the airport last Sunday), I felt somewhat empty, somewhat lonely, as I had started to get accustomed to waking up in the morning and seeing her.
Her stay lasted 4 weeks (a little short of a month), and during that time, I’ve had plenty of good home cooked food to eat. She’s also help tidy up my place quite a bit. Remember those boxes that I haven’t touched since I moved in? Welp, she’s made the storage room quite roomy instead of having boxes everywhere. There are still stuff that’s unopened, but they’re stacked nicely at least instead of thrown around everywhere. She’s also helped clear my breakfast table which I’ve been using to store junk and we’ve actually used it to eat dinner on.
Knowing that I have a brown thumb maybe even black thumb (in contrast to green thumb – An expression used to describe someone’s affinity/skill at gardening or growing plants.) and every plant I touched dies, in order to make my place more homey and lively, she got me some fake plants.
Notice how both tables now have table cloths? Yep, those weren’t there before.
I even have plants in my bathroom now!
The best part of course was the food. I actually went to supermarkets to buy real food for once. She cooked so much food before she left and put it into little plastic containers, I’m not even half way through yet. My fridge finally has stuff other than Gatorade, water bottles, soda cans, and microwave food.
Interestingly, while my mom was here, my Costco supplies diminished quite quickly. My gallon of Kikkoman soy sauce which I bought at Costco at least a year ago was still half full when she arrived. By the time she left, we had needed to get a new gallon. Paper towels and toilet paper also disappeared quite quickly. I understand women need more toilet paper and since I’m at work half the time, I use their toilets there half the time. A roll usually takes me about a month to use up. Lets just say we’ve almost depleted my 40-something pack of Kirkland Signature toilet paper.
Another great thing was she did all my laundry. She did it a lot more frequently then me. I usually do laundry every 3 weeks. She does it every 3 days. My laundry reminder is when I run out of underwear. Her laundry reminder is when there’s enough for 1 load.