I was recently struck, when reading one of my favorite blogs, by how much I miss just writing for the sake of telling a random story or telling on the everyday.
Then I ran across List Your Self and I was so glad I did not judge a book by its cover, because I just love the writing prompts inside the book.
Which got me thinking… Wouldn’t it be fun to just do random lists on the blog every once and a while about the everyday?
And thus, a new series is born that I hope to have a lot of fun with
Tonight’s LISTed is all about the 6 things I Hide When Someone Comes Over…
Oh, Dear Reader… I hope you know this about me by now, but I do not keep a well kept home.
I so wish I did.
I have at times…
But it is so not my natural state.
Which brings me to the first thing.
Nothing but honesty here…
If I don’t know you, there is about a 98.9% chance I will not answer the door.
I have been known to hide… yes hide… all while threatening the dog and the child not to make a peep.
If I do know you and you have decided to drop by unannounced, I do question how well you really know me… and then you have about a 50-50 chance.
I know it is ridiculous.
But it is the truth and the way I see it is we all have 900 billion ways to contact each other these days.
So call, text, email, tweet, facebook… heck send smoke signals and give a girl a minute, k?
2. Counter Clutter
Now if I know you and you have given me ample time (a year or more… I kid… kind of) I may open the door… but only after hiding a great deal of counter clutter. I don’t know where the stuff comes from and I certainly don’t know what to do with it which is why it goes immediately to #3.
3. Catch-All Room
Under no circumstances… under sentence of penalty of death… shall any family member open the Catch-All Room door while guests are in the house.
I am not sure what happens in our house.
We all have closets.
We all walk around clothed.
But somehow, no matter how hard I try, random pieces of clothing literally clothe shared spaces.
As I type this, there are no less than 4 different sweatshirts in the living room and 6 pairs of shoes!
I am not sure how we are in the virtual age and still generate so much paper!
I try to make it a rule for myself to always go through the mail outside and not allow the stuff in the house, but it still finds a way.
Oh magazine from 2002, I will get around to you soon.
Oh flyer to store I never make it to, I have good intentions.
Oh coupon stack, why ya gotta go and expire on me so soon?
6. Dirty Dishes
I could just finish doing the dishes and I will always miss one or have one “soakin'” –which we all know just means we are tired and want to go to bed.
But- No. Matter. What. If there is a knock on the door, there is at least a dish or two in the sink.
So, how about you? Do you hide anything before someone “drops” by?
Or, is your home always put together?
Warning: if the answer is the latter, I may just have to kidnap you and make you come and teach me what I am doing wrong 😉
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