I am taking it easy today after a couple of busy days. Instead of leaving my house to do something interesting, I thought I would invite you in. This way you can see what my house looks like when I am not expecting company. In the spirit of full disclosure. Or something. Come on in!
First stop: living room.
That’s not an impressionist painting, folks; that’s our carpet! Topped off with a whole lot of dog hair. This is what the floor looks like when I don’t vacuum for 24 hours.
Here are the guilty parties. O, to be that serene.
Down we go to my office. Each item on the desk represents an intention to do something.
Can anyone spot the dust on yoga pose illustrations? Not too much yoga
happening lately. Thank goodness I have that bubble wrap handy, though. And is that
A Charlie Brown Christmas CD I see? With Christmas just around the corner, why
bother putting it away now? I have no idea what the tomato timer is doing there.
This is only one of several cluttered areas in my office, by the way.
Here is my bed, unmade of course. Notice the fabulously clean laundry (still in the basket for greater visibility!).
I like a neat house as much as the next person. It’s just that I like about 1,000 things better than cleaning. The truth is that although it is more or less my responsibility to clean up around here (and despite a helpful husband, who does his fair share), I will NEVER have a consistently clean house. And I can’t blame it on my work/kid/life schedule. I know lots of busy women with well-kept homes.
Or maybe they only look that way when I come over. Hmmm….