One way to make sure you have a clean house is to have a party.
Another way is house guests...and lots of 'em. Six days after my friend Robin left, I am expecting another guest...today...my mama :)
We. are. SO. excited!!
I feel like a hotel when I'm getting ready for these guests. I'm cleaning bathrooms, bleaching white towels whiter, making beds so tight their toes will bend back...oh, and gathering little gifts to make them feel welcome.
In a few weeks, we have some good friends coming and a few weeks after that, Jarrod's parents are coming. Since my guests are all nice and evenly spaced out, there's really no point in cleaning in between those times, right?? Nah. At the present time, I can see my reflection in my toilet...yes, guests are good. For more reasons then one!
We have some fun things planned to do with Marmie. Some fun things and some chill out things too. She wants to see the Biltmore, I want to take her to the Farmer's Market. She loves watching movies, we love watching movies. We will take her to eat at some of the million yummy restaurants here. And make our Valentines together.
We raided Target to find some fun things just for Granny. We tried to go with a Valentiney theme and only find red and pink things including a pink shower pouf and a pink covered crossword book...she is an insane crossworder. I think she'll like it.
I'm off to the big city of Atlanta this afternoon to pick her up...wish me luck! My kids are so excited to see their Grams. They made her signs for the airport tonight so she'd remember who they are :)
The guest room at this point in our living situation is not really a room at all, but more of a family room area. Even still, I think our guests will find Hotel Hutchinson to be a very comfortable stay...a four-star I would say or at the very least, a strong three...just don't run your white gloved hands anywhere, k??
So if you've been wondering where I've been or if you think I stopped reading your blog, I didn't...I've just been trying to bump my 2-star up to a 4 and it takes some hard work, I tell ya!
So even if it's not a room room, it still looks pretty cozy, no?
This afternoon I will see my mom for the first time in FOUR months! Can't wait!!
I'll see you soon!!