There is nothing like company to inspire household reorganization.
Later today, Childhood Friend arrives with her family. There will be some serious cleaning in the meantime. (Where did I get all this yarn? Why is it bigger than its storage facililities? And did someone destroy a small forest to generate all the paper in my house? And could the dogs and cats stop shedding for just.one.minute?!?)
Further, in five weeks, I, great visitor of RevGals, will have an overnight RevGal guest. (I’m a little excited. Hold on a minute. SQUEE!!!!) Her visit gives purpose to my longheld plan of making #1 Son’s old bedroom, now a junk heap with an elliptical machine in the middle of the room, into a proper guest space.
The kitchen, however, will not be painted by this evening, or even next month. I hope they will love me anyway.
Time to tie my hair back and get moving.
Edited to Add: Does anyone have a solution to my shoe problem? My children and husband come into the house and take off their shoes immediately. The kids have been trained to do this at their dad’s house. But at their dad’s house they have one pair of shoes. At this house, there are dozens. We end up with a pile of shoes behind the door in the vestibule. Any suggestions for storage? In our climate, you really don’t want the shoes tracking through the house.