Monday, July 13, 2009

Cleaning and Preening

When you live in the hot, humid midwest and you are lucky enough to have a pool in your yard, you ineveitably become the central party spot for family and friends. this weekend will be no exception.

My uncle recently celebrated a birthday. So did my sister-in-law. My niece is due for a big princess party this week. My aunt and uncle from the west coast are coming in for a mid-summer visit. My brother and his clan are coming in for the weekend from farm country. This calls for a party. And we have the prime location given that we have room - and a pool.

This means I need to clean. Even though I was told not to worry about making extra efforts, it is in some strange genetic twist that I feel the need to clean. Of course, I can't just focus on the normal dusting, vacuuming and mopping. Nooooooo! I feel the need to clean things like the top of the refrigerator and kitchen cabinets. I haven't looked in my bathroom cabinets lately, but I felt compelled to purge and clean those (note to my guests, yes you can peek!) Mr. M spent his day off power washing lawn furniture and anything else that didn't move. Things are starting to shine around here.

I haven't dusted or mopped yet and the Animal (my beloved Dyson - not the dog) is still tucked in the closet. I work better under pressure so I'm sure it will all get done before Friday night's festivities! Let's just hope it doesn't rain so that we can enjoy the outside and we don't have to be stuck inside!


NV said...

this sounds like the mother's approach to task completion.

All I WANT her to do is PAINT THE DAMN CABINETS. Instead, she is slowly working her way through cleaning and clearing downstairs.

Mama Martha said...

My approach is the same! And nothing makes me clean like a visit from my mama!!

MonkeyGirl said...

It's not the mama that I'm cleaning for, it is the distant cousins who will probably never step foot inside the house. I have no clue why I feel the need to clean these silly places but in my family we call it "painting the pipes pink"!

sewwhat? said...

If it is genetic, you are from another planet, because you certainly didn't get that from yo mama or papa! Don't clean the back of the medicine cabinet! Please!
Signed Your Mother

MonkeyGirl said...

Sewwhat? LOL!!