To anyone who came to my house, and was operating under the assumption that it was even vaguely clean, I owe you an apology.
I have spent the past 2 hours cleaning my children's rooms and Oh. My. God. I didn't even go under the beds (just sort of around the edges underneath) and the PILES OF CRAP are astounding. It got to the point where I just started sweeping entire piles of garbage out of their rooms into the hall. Empty toilet paper rolls and old comics and snips of cardboard were seen in Max's room, and Lucy's room had feathers, jewels, and plain old dirt. She is a DIRTY princess. I was going to take a picture of the piles, but then I got too embarrassed and quickly threw everything out and ran the vacuum.
There is still much to do before our dinner party tonight. The kitchen floor that I scrubbed last week (including toothbrushing the grout between the tiles) doesn't look so hot, all of the windows and screens are in terrible shape, we need to finish painting the trimwork.......... and I hope someone is planning on cleaning the shower. Someone who is not me.
Oh who am I fooling. I'll just go clean the shower now.
The good news ? The house is really MUCH cleaner then it was (though I am suspecting that there are still hidden pockets of dust here and there). The turkey appears to have thawed, and we are ready to celebrate Thanksgiving tonight, 3 weeks ahead of schedule, since we will be on the mainland for the blessed event. I have the bread cubed, and we are heading over to the store for veggie broth, then I should have everything I need for turkey, stuffing, and creamed onions. Everything else is arriving with our guests - later. MUCH later. We have a whole day of peace and quiet stretching out before us.
Oh, the quiet.
The kids are with Becky and Johnny, and though I miss them terribly I am really enjoying the guilt-free relaxation and lack of arguments. Ahhhhhh. This marks the first time in 8 years that Sami and I have been at home, alone, without our kid(s) overnight. And may I say, it's AWESOME. I am definitely going to take a nap.
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