Two weeks from today, we are having an event at our home for a friend of ours who recently became the regional director of a philanthropy. About 160 invitations went out. I have no idea what the RSVP situation looks like. But I do know what my house and yard look like. And I’m in paralyzed mode. Part of my brain is chanting, “Holy $#*% “over and over. The other part is saying, “No problem, you have two weeks”. I have no happy medium. I have issues.
Here is a little tour of my “hot spots” as the Fly Lady would call them. BTW – I’ve tried for a long time to get on the Fly Lady system, and while I know she’s a nice lady, I can’t handle all the emotion in so many of those emails. It’s like somebody is crying in every third email. And to make it worse they call it “purple puddles”. I suppose that makes me a big, giant, cynical B. Oh well… back to my house of horrors:
This is the study. It’s right inside the front door. Look at all of the piles on the desk and the file cabinet! And if you think Mr. Bingley isn’t pissed that his bed has been moved from the center of this room, then you don’t know Mr. Bingley. It’s very possible that he will never sleep on it again. Even though I moved to another room where he spends half of his time. The doody head!
After getting an email a few weeks ago about a family that recently came here and needs clothing, I finally decided to clean out at least the clothing from The Room Of No Purpose. If you missed that jewel of a post, click here. To make matters worse, while beginning this project on Monday, I watched a marathon of Hoarders on A & E. I did not sleep well that night. (Hi, Mr. Darcy!)
This is my final stab at positive thinking. We did get this new art work hung in the last week. My friend Julia Sugarbaker brought me the bottom one from Hawaii over a year ago. And I purchased the top one online from the same artist. Her name is Rebecca Lowell. Now back to my regular, negative programming…
People, I didn’t even show you the upstairs. And while we can always hope that no one goes up there. I really don’t want to have that kind of house. I do have co-hosts for this event who will be helping with food and set up. And we even had a friend who was going to help us hang the mirror last night. But we just didn’t have our $#*% together, and didn’t have the prep work done. Ahhhhhh! Issues, I tell you! Like right now, I’m doing a blog post instead of getting stuff done. If I don’t post for a while, please pray that it’s because I’m making progress. My rant is done. I’m off to get at least something accomplished!