12/22/08

Welcoming Guests

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Sorry dear friends about the lack of posts. I'm working on getting this house in welcome shape for family arriving tomorrow.

Here's today's effort to get my house Welcome ready:
  • Early AM Wal-mart run to buy 3 new strands of lights to replace the 3 strands that blew on our tree. Yes, it's the same tree as the one in my other funny post.
  • Run 6 kids through the chore routine... hours later... I'm exhausted and thinking maybe this house will never be clean. Why do we bother with giving kids chores? They all need a play habitat to tear apart while you efficiently clean the house.
  • Hand the 10 and 12 year old lights and say, "Go decorated the front of the house... make it look nice."
  • Find 10 year old on the roof hanging lights. WHAT!!!
  • Find screen torn in room by roof... the 6 year old was caught trying to escape to help brother. WHAT!!!
  • String 5 strands of lights back on the tree... hang all the ornaments AGAIN.
  • Check on outside lights... WHAT??? They're more creative than my 33 year old brain could wrap around. Looks like Vegas meets the Griswalds.
  • Let the 12 year old lead dough ornament activity. No harm done. Plenty of ornaments since he tripled the recipe.
What do I still have to do?
  • Wipe the boogers off the wall.
  • Sanitize the bathrooms before the CDC shuts us down. (The Department of Defense is watching our house closely. They believe we've managed to cultivate our own super-germ capable of bio-warfare. Of course, we're all immune because we live with it every day.)
  • WRAP!! WHAT??? Yes, nothing is wrapped. NADA. 19 people at my house in 2 days. Gifts for all... multiple gifts. NOTHING WRAPPED! Ahhhh...
  • Clean my room... I can't find my bed, or my closet, or my dresser, or the carpet.
I won't bother you with all the other details.

On a side note... keep checking in. I was just added as a contributor for the Blissfully Domestic Home channel and would love for you to check things out. No posts up yet but be watching in January!

Merry Christmas to all of you wonderful ladies out there! Good luck getting your lists crossed off and I'll check in soon... (as long as the CDC doesn't haul me off!)

3 comments:

Amara said...

Good luck. Better you than me. I wish you'd send your 10 year old over here to hang some lights on our house!

Kris said...

I'm brand spankin' new to the blogging thing! So I've just been all over everyone's blog! I hope you don't mind I dropped by. I love your blog! Swing by anytime! Nice to meet you as well!

Bobbi Jo said...

Merry Christmas dear sweet blog friend from my family to yours. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

 
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