No, my house hasn’t been super clean lately due to our crazy schedule and cram-packed calendar. And I wasn’t particularly caring about the pile of “stuff” on the dryer, the dust on the blinds in the family room nor the split in the side of the couch cushion. THEN my sister called…. from Washington. Seems there is this band of great guys from their church who have been touring for a couple of weeks and they are passing through Phoenix TODAY… and were in need of a place to stay. “How many in this boy band?” I inquired. Five. Perfect. Of course they can stay. What? Two nights? Sure! Bring on the band!
So I awoke today with a vision of cleanliness that did not match my current surroundings. And why is it that you realize all the pillows in your house are stained or lumpy on the day company is coming? When did EVERY bathroom towel get pulls and snags? Needless to say, I did MANY loads of laundry today to be prepared for the band. I sewed up the hole in the couch cushion. I pulled out the hide-a-bed and vacuumed UNDER the couch. I added a foamy mattress to the fold-out couch to make it appear to be comfier than it really is. I even vacuumed the dog hair off the front of the couch where the dog rubs her head. See? Just like June Cleaver! I just needed a pocketed apron with cherries on it.
A Walmart run was conducted… three dozen eggs, another gallon of milk, bagels, cream cheese, four lbs. of ground turkey, two loaves of french bread, etc. etc. I cooked enough burritos to feed…. well, a band. (plus my family) Then as we sat down to eat I got another call from my sister in Washington. Seems there was some miscommunication between the band members…. they are staying somewhere else in Phoenix.
I’m tired and my back is sore. I had two extra kids today. Another one of my kids barfed three times today. Another one of my kids laid in bed half the day holding her stomach. So why in the world do I feel like inviting people over for a game night tonight??? BECAUSE THE HOUSE IS CLEAN! That’s why.
Just you watch. No unexpected visitors will drop by for at least a week!