Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Leaving and then Cleaning
I’m going out of town for a few days to meet up with a friend from the military. I’m looking forward to the girl-bonding time, which is sure to include lots of conversation and ice cream. (We have a lot to catch up on, so it’ll be at least 4 cones worth.) Husband will have his own bonding time with, I think, the beef and bean burritos from his grocery outing and some episodes of Mythbusters. It might not sound like it, but for him it will also be a thrilling time. When I return, I’ll be doing some special bonding time with the mop and the vacuum for Operation Clean Before the Parents Arrive. They’ll say not to worry about cleaning, but I will do it anyway. Besides, I’ve gone this long with having them think that I keep a very tidy home, and I’d hate to shatter that image now. It would be traumatic for all involved. The first priority will be actually donating all of the items in the boxes cleverly labeled “Goodwill.” Though I know my parents would be delighted about our charitable giving, I don’t know that they would be as delighted that the charitable items are occupying the bed that they are supposed to sleep on. And, there might be a layer of dust on our floors that needs some attention. The swiffer and I have had a love-hate relationship, but I’m hoping that I can mend things between us for the sake of our poor floors. Have a good week! I’ll be back with some new blog material, and a mop in hand.