My house is crunchy. This is my all-encompassing word for syrup-covered tables, floors that need to be mopped/vacuumed, and inches of dust on most things. I’m having a couple of mom friends over in the morning for coffee. (This is an introvert’s version of a party.) So, we are picking up around here. When we pick up at our house, the kids ALWAYS ask who’s coming over. Proud moment for me.
Anyway, I have this one friend—I won’t mention names. (Cristy Ross) She is the neatest person EVER. The first time I walked into her house, I said “I need to go home and paint and clean.” Not only is her house spotless, it’s so stinking cute. Her style is great. Vintage-thrift store-painted-wonderfulness. All things I love. I am not even sure why we are friends. She’s annoyingly great. But I digress… Anyway, as I was wiping the bathroom counter for the first time in days/weeks/months, I saw a candle on the counter covered in dust. It made me laugh. I gave a half-hearted attempt to wash it off. Then I walked into the kitchen and saw the fingerprints all over my microwave and I was like, GAH! Yuck! CR is never going to be okay with this. She’s going to come in here and start wiping things down. What if she has a mixture of bleach-cleaning solution in her purse? Then I saw a couple of things on the carpet and thought, I should vacuum! Instead, I picked those up with my hands.
So, in honor of my messy house, I’m listing the top five things I am not doing (that I wish I was)
2. Vacuuming (yes, mentioned above, but deserves a double mention)
3. Laundry. Random, but my washing machine is actually broken. This is truth.
4. Dusting (I’m not sure I own a dust thingie)
5. Cleaning any rooms beyond what people will see. (Note: Do not open guest bedroom door or my bedroom door)
The moral of this story? I’m not even sure. I only know this: My house will still be crunchy tomorrow, and my friends will love me anyway. Isn’t that the greatest gift? And instead of cleaning, I sat down and wrote a blog post about it.
What’s the thing you don’t do, that you should do, but you don’t care about?