Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Some people you can't please

Thanks for the encouragement Pattie and Rosalie! Yesterday was a full day, in the morning I did some Pilate's and Tracy Anderson to help with the previous three days of drinking. Work was busy and I ended up working late. When I got home hubby had made us a yummy hearty salad.

He then had some news to tell me that was irritating. Here is the back story: when we moved home we took care of hubby's best friend's Grandma's farm which was in need of some serious work. Grandpa had died 15 years ago and Grandma was in a nursing home. As you can imagine the farm had not been well cared for in many years, every bush and tree needed to be trimmed. The inside of the house had mouse poop all over and was disgusting. We did a ton of work out there in  exchange for rent. Which at the time ended up saving our butts because of all my medical bills due to my broken knee cap. We moved from there in Dec because in Jan they wanted to charge us rent that we couldn't afford and they wanted us to pay for the oil we used. Basically they just wanted the house back....

So yesterday, hubby's best friend told hubby that his Mom is pissed off at us and thinks we took advantage of living there because there were some piles of leaves that didn't get picked up before the snow fell, and she thought we broke a wheel barrow and didn't replace it basically a several petty things which she never called us to ask about any of it. It's frustrating that she would put hubbys friend in the middle and that she thinks we took advantage of her. Not once has she said how nice the rest of things looked, hubby literally worked his ass off there.  I  don't know why she thought in one summer/spring hubby would fix years of neglect. Hubby and I learned a lot of valuable lessons on business dealings with friends. It's hard when people would rather bitch behind your back rather than come to you. Some people you can't please.  In the end we know we did a good job and if she wants to bitch behind our backs and be pissed off on something so petty that's no skin off our noses.

I just had to get that off my chest. This morning I am making some mini crust less quiche cups for breakfast. It's a recipe I got from the South Beach Diet. You take a bag of frozen spinach, thaw it and squeeze out the water, 3/4 c egg whites, handful or two of shredded cheese. I put the mixture into a greased cupcake pan and bake at 350 for 30 min. I hope everyone has a nice Wednesday..hump day :) I am so thankful for this community.


  1. Sorry you are going through all of this Katie. It is difficult dealing with friends and when money or possessions get involved, relationships can sour. Just take the high road, and let her cool down a bit. Try not to get in the middle. Maybe she will see the error of her ways. What is that good deed goes unpunished? It's her problem and maybe it will blow over. How did the quiche cups turn out. Sounds like a pretty simple recipe.Was it good?

  2. I learned that lesson a long time ago when I moved in with my best friend at the time. When she moved out - we never spoke again.
    Don't worry about it too much, what ever happens is what is meant to be. Just try to brush it off your shoulders and now you've learned to not do friends favors like that - right? I'm sure you both did a great job.
    That little cups sounds a little like the spinach loaf on my recipe page, but with cheese. Yours sounds better.
    Have a great day :-)

  3. Brush it off and add it to your life experience and lessons learned. Since most of us are "older" than you are, so we have been there before! You are doing such a good job on your food choices!