Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Different Priorities

The Mister and I prepare for guests with emphasis in different areas. I try to make sure the linens are all ready and the bathrooms are clean. He paints the garage floor and re-finishes the coffee table.

He also shampoos the carpet and dusts the furniture and knick-knacks (of which we would have zero, if he were in charge of knick-knackery!) I am very grateful, since dusting is one of those chores that I would put off forever. Of course, it is more satisfying when the dust has built up to a rich, thick layer! Unfortunately, in the desert, that takes about a week.

Now that we are on the home stretch of getting preparations complete, I am really getting excited about seeing everyone! We haven't had this many of us get together in a very long time...

7 comments:

Iron Needles said...

And everyone is excited about seeing you (and your knick knackery) and the Mister (and the freshly painted garage floor)!

Can hardly wait.

Gaynell said...

I love being able to say "Tomorrow, I go to the desert for a family gala." Now I must go pack!!

Lynne said...

Nothing like having company come to stay to prod you into doing things you've been meaning to do for a long time!

I hope you have a wonderful visit with all your company! It's a very good thing you are not starting your eastward trek this week. We are in for some wild weather at the end of the week. I hope yours will be much much calmer.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Hope you all have a wonderful visit! Wish I knew how to light a fire under my "Mister"--can't get him to much of anything around the house! lol

Allie said...

Ha- my hubby's idea of getting ready for company is opening the door. I'm the one running around frantically trying to make sure all bases are covered. Won't be long now Jan!

Martha said...

That's so funny -- who paints the garage floor for company?

I know you are all going to have a wonderful time -- family reunions are the best!

Kate said...

Here's an open invitation for hubs to come over and dust at my place anytime he chooses. He might enjoy it. Seeing as how that hasn't happened around here in quite some time! :)