This afternoon will find us wining and dining a six-year-old girl who has never been to our house before.
(To the mom of the six-year-old girl who has never been to our house before: I’m exaggerating on the wining part.)
We’ll be picking her up shortly and heading straight out to the root beer factory and then back to our house to play until 3:00.
To prepare for this event, I pulled out my Homekeeping Handbook. My kitchen and bathroom floors have now been mopped to Martha Stewart standards, including the wiping o’ the baseboards. All kitchen countertops are spotless. The family room is in need of a good floor suck, and then she’s passable.
All of this for a six year old girl who is not a member of royalty.
As I run around folding clothes and disinfecting sinks and tubs, this song keeps playing over and over in my head:
Also on my schedule for today: processing 28 freelance chapters (heh. whoops.), shooting and editing a short introduction video (I’ll talk about that more later), baking a pumpkin cake (in the shape of a pumpkin farm thing!), purchasing a birthday gift for Jeff’s mom, having Jeff’s mom over for dinner, and reading the final twenty pages of The Shack for tomorrow’s book club meeting.
9 thoughts on “So, on with the boots, back out in the snow…”
Will you review the Shack when you’re done with it? I’m really curious.
LOVE Christmas Wrapping. I think it’s time to break out “The Edge of Christmas” CD! Good luck with the busy Saturday…
I, too, clean before my kids have friends over. I think it’s because I’m afraid that the friends will go home and tell their parents how filthy our house is if I don’t at least tidy up the kitchen.
Hee hee! So you clean before AND after?
Would also like a FP review of Shack.
THANKS FOR CHRISTMAS WRAPPING! Its one of three things I like about Christmas, and the other two don’t amount to much.
My eyes are a little twitchy from those lights.
I can’t believe you didn’t have ‘clean the windows’ ‘wash the car’ and ‘put everything in the linen cupboard in colour-coded groups’ on that list. Shame on you.
You’re a rock star for not either bagging NaBloPoMo today or just throwing up that video without explanation. That being said, I request more pumpkin cake details, particularly those clarifying shape.
I love that you stress even when small children come over – only because misery loves company. I always freak a little when anyone comes over because my house is so small that it just never looks clean….wah.
Hey, but now your house is all clean for the holidays right? Bonus.
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