Why We Clean Our Homes and Party Planning
I am now planning a 60th Wedding Anniversary party for my husband's parents to be held in my backyard in about a month. Thank goodness, we have decided to host the party here, as it will make me clean this pig-sty of a home.
My windows are so dirty I thought I saw Jesus in them the other day. In my defense though, I thought the dirt was actually acting as a shield from the blazing Arizona summer sun....therefore using less electricity to cool my house down. See, there is a method to my madness.
It would be nice to have a household of people in the house again. My empty nest home has three very sad and lonely bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms just dying to be filled with out-of-town family members! But as family politics come into play, the rooms may remain empty. I cannot worry about family politics anymore than Federal politics; I am just one person in a sea of people with opinions and ideals. But I will still scrub and clean each room.....just in case.
I decided to take the covers off the cushions of my outdoor furniture this weekend, and wash/bleach them before the big event. What a fiasco! It took about an hour to actually get them off; they are very tight. Then, the filling has basically disintegrated so putting the covers back on was a major task, taking two people and another hour of labor on Labor Day to get them back on. A few of the cushions now look like I have stuffed the neighbor's cat into the cover or something equally as lumpy! These are expensive Gloster cushions, too. Just goes to show you how very brutal our weather is here in sunny Arizona.
Writing this blog post is actually my little stall tactic. I need to contact the caterer, the guitarist and the photographer. I need to find more rectangle tables to borrow. I need to do another layout. I need to decide on the food and wine to be served. Minor details, really. But thanks for allowing me that extra twenty minutes before the real work begins. And, wish me luck.....