Monday, January 24, 2011

Company is a coming...

Anyone who knows me in person knows I have a slightly odd sense of humor. This warped sense of humor rears its head more when any level of stress arises.

The home visit is tomorrow but our social worker coming is not what is causing me stress.

It's my house.

And I can't seem to wiggle my nose like Bewitched to get it all in order.
The laundry has a mind of it's own and I believe it is breeding in the laundry room when I close the door.
I need to have a serious talk with the garbage as well. I think it is on steroids.
Don't even get me started on my 11 year old son's bathroom. Can you say gas mask?
So.
To distract myself in between wrestling laundry and making those little scrubbing bubbles do the job they are supposed to be doing in the shower I have compiled a list of quotes about having guests come a visiting.
We look forward to our home visit and having a very special guest peek through all the rooms of our home however I had to insert a little humor.
Enjoy...(or not) completely up to you.
Visits always give pleasure - if not the arrival, the departure.  ~Portuguese Proverb

Santa Claus has the right idea:  Visit people once a year.  ~Victor Borge

We dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friend, so we buy ice cream.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We labor to make a house a home, then every time we're expecting visitors, we rush to turn it back into a house.  ~Robert Brault

 Fish and visitors smell in three days.  ~Benjamin Franklin
Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were.  ~Author Unknown

Wish me luck with the laundry and scrubbing bubbles. Off to febreeze every square inch...
*Update! I am happy to report the bathrooms are done, dusting is done, floors are done and I think the kid's rooms are semi-clean! Now for the laundry and a tiny prayer request - please no SNOW. If we can get through this week all our appointments will be done!

7 comments:

Becky said...

You know what makes me laugh? On those scrubbing bubbles commercials, etc there is always a disclaimer at the bottom that says 'dramatization' like anyone with a brain would think the foam actually turns into little cartoon scrubbers and cleans for you. Duh.

On our first social worker visit our living room looked like Geo Trax blew up in it because it was the weekend after my youngest sons 3rd birthday. LOL it was a disaster. But she didn't care, its all good. They don't come to white glove your house anyway. But we DID tell our oldest the social worker was going to make sure his room was clean. LOL

Me said...

Ha! Paige watched expectantly when I sprayed the shower...I think she was hopeful! It reminds me of when my brother got Rice Crispies for the first time. He was so bummed they didn't talk!!!

Karen said...

haha! Ours is this Thurs.!! And basically I feel like I could throw up at any minute! I hope it goes well...will pray for you all tonight!!!

Melissa said...

Positive Thoughts!!!!! I cleaned and organized my house for weeks before our home visit, as if were the only thing that mattered : ) I was greatly disappointed the social worker didn't care to look in our perfectly organized closets.

Blessings

Melissa

journeytoonemore.blogspot.com

michelle said...

Ha...love the list, but you must add my quote...
"Always keep a get well card on the fireplace...that way when company comes they think you have been sick" Ha...I don't expect sick people to have a clean house. Love ya girl...and I'm praying for you!

Me said...

I just have to say - I love you guys. You are supportive and make me laugh. What more could a chocolate deprived international adopting mama ask for???

Renee said...

Grits, I have three words for you: Hide the jalapenos! The end.

love finds a way,
Renee
chasing-moonlight.blogspot.com