Saturday, April 03, 2010


In my fantasy, I have reached the point just before company arrives when I feel at peace with my house. The rooms are spotless and waiting with open arms. I imagine there is a Zen like feel about the place. Dishes are dried and off the counter. Laundry is all clean and put away. Flowers adorn the guest rooms. Martha would be proud.

In my reality, the house has been overrun with mountains. Mountains of dishes (our new dishwasher turned out to be a lemon and the new one will not arrive until April 9th at the earliest. Do you know how many dirty dishes two adults, a toddler and an infant can make???), mountains of laundry (one of which is threatening to avalanche over Aidan’s head as I type…must run and fix that…), and mountains of paperwork waiting to be filed from a six month build up of mail etc that we accumulated this fall prior to having our own space and filing cabinet.

Martha would recoil.


But, who cares? Lookie what my boys are doing these days (before a cold wiped them both out)!

Update: Thanks for coming to help me get at least the guest rooms and bathroom to some resemblance of order, Mudder! Sorry we gave you a bad cold for your troubles…FIL and SIL safely arrived on Wednesday.


Yarnhog said...

I think Martha would recoil at all of our houses, even right after cleaning.

Your boys are adorable!

marit said...

You're not the only one with mountains...LOL! Not likely to get rid of any soon either, the kids are getting older, clean their rooms- and there's a pile of laundry next to the washer. Or they just want something to eat or drink- and why should they put it away after use? Mum can do that! I'm not very fond of Martha, btw...she seems rather - how shall I put it?- perfect? Too good to be true, perhaps?

You have the most adorable kids!!!

Elizabeth said...

Lately, I don't even know where to begin so most days they just continue to grow. Theoretically though...slow and steady wins the race. Today I'm going to pick one and just getter done. Enough of those days and...the first pile will probably have grown back (sigh).

Wow. That was a less than inspirational comment. Ha ha. I guess the main thing is that we're all in the same boat and we have the smiling faces to remind us that the piles will get dealt with eventually, but some things are worth enjoy right here and now (or until one of them goes missing in the piles). : )

Renee said...

Mountains would be an improvement over what we have here. Sigh.

That video is adorable.

brokensnowpea said...

Hi! I'm back in the blogosphere!! How are you? I have to spend some time catching up on your blog.

Jen T. (Little Bee turned Black Sheep)

JustApril said...

I'm familiar with that fantasy! OH well, the mountains reign supreme around here. I seem to ~almost~ be able to keep them in check, but the laundry is a lost cause. While I was sick I was just washing clothes and washing them, adding to the two baskets that became one mountain just to keep the kids in school clothes. (forgetting to wash my own in the process). As for Martha, all her stuff is a nice theory, a theory that has yet to have any proof around here. lol

The video is SO sweet - happy kids are more important than a spotless house.