Sorry I've been gone so long, readers. I've been moving 2000+ miles across the country, back to my hometown of Kalamazoo. If you think about it, that seems very houewifey, does it not? Take Rex's grandma for example: she grew up in Kalamazoo, had all her kids here, had all her grand kids here, and then died here. Isn't that kind of the fifties ideal? Family all around all the time? So HA - my life choices reflect my blog morals. Zap. Rex and I will now be around both my family and his family as much as we want to (and very possibly more than we want to...lol. I'm having visions of the mother-in-law on Everybody Loves Raymond. You know, the one who pops in all the time and is totally nuts? Ha ha... My in-laws aren't like that. Hopefully. ;-) Anyway, living zillions of miles from family (and in LAS VEGAS, no less) didn't seem very June Cleaver, but now I'm back. You may breathe a sigh of relief.
I'm so happy that I'll be able to ask for cooking/cleaning help whenever I need it. Already my mother-in-law taught me how to do dishes correctly. Apparently there's a spinny thing in there that needs to be able to spin. Who knew? If it's not spinning, your dishes aren't getting cleaned right. Now my dishes are sparkly every time. Also, the good news for you is that I now have access to my mom-in-law's EXTENSIVE collection of fifties homemaking books. That should yield many more blog posts. Also, my mom bought me some awesome fifties books at the library book sale. I already learned something from the first book: "New brides often use too warm of water when baking bread. The best temperature of water to activate the yeast is about 85 degrees. Anything higher than 90 will scorch it." THAT was my problem on my last batch of bread! The yeast didn't rise properly, and I was so confused. Little did I know that I had scorched it! Poor yeast.... Sorry about that, little guy. I didn't mean to kill you. I'll do better next time.
One of my mother-in-law's books is from the department of Homeland Defense in 1960. It's about how to make a bomb shelter in your back yard in the event that we were to get nuked by the "crazy commies." It even says how much radiation your livestock can be exposed to without yielding poisonous meat! Cool, huh? Expect a post on that soon. :-)
So anyway, it's good to be back. I'm sure this blog will be far less neglected now that I have a constant stream of fodder for it.