March 31, 2011

The Company is Coming ...

The company is coming! Call me Paul Revere, saddle up the horse and give me a dust rag 'cause I've got some cleaning to do. The in-laws (FIL, MIL and SIL) will be arriving this weekend and staying for ten days. It's amazing how the threat thought of company can make you haul yourself off the couch and do some organizing. So far I've tackled the laundry room and the kitchen. My counters are clean enough to eat off of. Ha!

Speaking of kitchen counters, we have a new toy ...


One of Hubby's business contacts sent us a Keurig and it is so cool. I have been buying up K-Cups all over town in different flavors -- hazelnut, mocha, vanilla biscotti, Italian roast. There are a million of 'em. So far the best selection has been at Bed, Bath & Beyond. We received some sample packs with the coffee maker and one included tea; specifically, Celestial Seasonings Mandarin Orange Spice. Yum!

Another fun happening in the kitchen ...


I've been juicing grapefruit like mad. Our tree has produced a beautiful bunch of Ruby Red's and in addition to eating them like oranges with a sprinkling of sugar, I'm putting gallon bags of juice in the freezer.


Hubby got in on the action and started mixing up Greyhounds, which are simply grapefruit juice and vodka ...


Pretty tasty. Unfortunately, after a couple of these, I kind of lose my cleaning and organizing mojo. *sigh* It's not quite as elegant as sipping mint juleps on the veranda, but to quote that spunky Scarlett O'Hara ... Tomorrow is another day.

10 comments:

Elizabeth @ Southern Comfort said...

Holy grapefruit Batman! They all look so yummy. If I'm ever in AZ this time of year, I'm dropping by for a greyhound.
John swears that I only invite people over to make us get the house straightened up. Hey, it works!
Enjoy your company!

Lori said...

You sound like someone that's mighty fun to visit!! Enjoy your time with them!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

One thing about our daughter & SIL living here is that we can't have company, no available rooms! Also she cleans my house. Win, win!
I want one of those toys in my house. Enjoy you coffe and your company!

Tightwad Mom said...

Enjoy your company and your grapefruits!

Kristen said...

Yummy grapefruits!!! And yummy greyhound ;-). I know exactly what you mean as far as the motivating power of impending company--my MIL is coming in May, and I'm already dreading the cleaning spree that will have to happen before then lol. Best of luck with your cleaning!

blueviolet said...

You will be forever spoiled by that Keurig now. We get our K-cups at Bed, Bath, and Beyond as well. With the coupons they mail, it really helps with the price too.

Loren said...

Isn't the Kuerig the GREATEST!! I got my hubby one for Christmas and WE LOVE IT!! BB&Beyond is def the best variety plus you can go online and order from keurig too.
Oh having company over and the dreaded cleaning/organizing.....My kids tell me all the time....Mom I hope I don't have to do this when You come over to our house when we are on our own..LOL
Of course you will kids! ;)

Your grapefruits look heavenly!!! Oh to have fruit trees in your yard!! SIMPLY WONDERFUL!

Enjoy your company :)

Dazee Dreamer said...

You counters are clean enough to eat off. hahahaha. you nut.

Love K-cups. My newest love is the caramel vanilla nut. with my coconut creme creamer, and made iced, yum. I can never go back to regular ole making coffee the old way. :)

Have fun with the Inlaws!!!

Baby Sister said...

That's a whollllle lotta grapefruits you got there!!

Kathleen said...

Looks like you have enough grapefruits to make enough greyhounds!