Well, this happened to me this past week. My Mandy, and her Bob, came to get the granddaughters. I had gone to get them the first of June and it was time for them to go back home. Caitlin had her first volleyball camp before school started, today.
My plan was to have all the weeds pulled around the pool and to have the house clean. I suppose the house was okay, but the pool are was different story. Sorry, Mandy, it was not that I didn't want to have the place in tip top shape, time just ran away from me.
So, this morning found me outside at 7:30 attacking the pool area. I uprooted all my tomato plants, rearranged some of the pots, trimmed the ground cover and got all the trash and water balloons all picked up. I even used the power nozzle on the pool surround and the loungers. I think that I might have gotten more water on me though.
I remember when my parents or my Grandma would come to visit. Not only would the house get cleaned, but the closets, drawers and yard. I know that they would probably not go around looking in drawers and closets. There was just this unspoken expectation that I had for myself regarding the appearance of my home for them.
A clean house has always been important to me. Yet, as I get older, I realize that I would rather have it orderly. My goal now, is to start with one room at a time and get rid of stuff.
Behind the loungers, I placed two of my
Aloe plants. I got the largest one from
my Daddy (before he pasted away) and
now it is growing other plants. I also
put a plant that my sister and I saw on
our way a few years ago taking our little
sister to the airport.
I placed the glass table in the corner and placed all the pots and soil in the sunroom.
and then cleaned the table area up.
I even decided that the ornamental grass could use a haircut. The walk around the pool is so much easier to maneuver since the ground cover got it's haircut.
I only had the energy left to place the loungers up, except for one. That was because there was TWO hornet nest. I will leave this for another day.