If You Knocked on My Door Right Now…

I’d let you inside and sheepishly admit:

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Yes, I am still wearing pajamas even though I  have on my tennis shoes without socks.  You know just in case I had to run out and talk to the school bus driver instead of wave to her like I do every day.

I’d be secretly hoping you had allergies (or a cold) not because I want you to be sick but because I don’t want you to be able to smell the fact that I’ve been rather neglectful of the kitty boxes this week.  Springtime scented kitty litter, by the way, stinks even before the kitties “play” in it.  I’d probably go ahead and sheepishly admit my neglect to you while apologizing about the smell in the house and lighting a candle.

I’d direct you to one of the two seats in the house that offered you the best chance to rise after sitting without having a cat hair fashion statement on your behind.

This guy sheds.   A LOT.

This guy sheds. A LOT.

I’d sneak off to quickly shut a couple of bedroom doors and try to do a quick wipe down and pick up of the main bathroom in case you needed to wander that way.  I’d hope you wouldn’t notice the overflowing laundry in the hallway.

Yes, that is an Easter Egg in front of the laundry basket.  I have no idea why it is there.

Yes, that is an Easter Egg in front of the laundry basket. I have no idea why it is there.

Would you like some coffee?  It’s pretty much Folgers or forget it around here.  There are a couple of hot tea options though.  If you said, you’d simply like a glass of water, I’d pray the glass I grabbed out of the cabinet didn’t have the weird film on it.  We think it is residue from my Emergen-C drinks but are not entirely sure.   There’s really not anything exciting to offer in the food department.  Some Trader Joe’s Oreo like cookies, perhaps?   Hopefully, the tween didn’t return the empty box to the pantry and it still contains cookies.

Please overloook the breakfast mess while I make your coffee.

Please overlook the breakfast mess while I make your coffee.

This tea is um, interesting.

This tea is um, interesting.

Whew! There was a clean glass in the cabinet.

Whew! There was a clean glass in the cabinet.

How have you been?  Me?  I’ve been busy getting ready to hand over my PTA president duties.   I have surprised myself by having mixed feelings about letting go but over all my feelings are of the WOOHOO! variety.  We’ve tried to be outside a lot with the wonderfully, warm weather that started on Sunday but sadly, is supposed to end today.  Snow flurries in May?  Surely, they are kidding!   The boys and I bought (too many) plants for the garden on Sunday.  We all went fishing on Tuesday night after I came back from one of my final PTA meetings.  We caught nothing but I did spy a brown bat in one of the trees and snapped a decent picture of it.

Not sure what this brown bat was doing out during daylight hours but it was fun to get a close-up view.

Not sure what this brown bat was doing out during daylight hours but it was fun to get a close-up view.

Yesterday, I went to Bath and Body Works and purchased 25 foam soaps as end of the year PTA gifts.  The cashier said someone bought 65 soaps the day before.  I certainly hope that was also for some sort of organization and not a stockpile!  Personally, I won’t use their soap because it is all Anti-Bacterial.  I wish they would make some “normal” soap.  We also planted all our plants in the garden.

This is the before picture.  I forgot to take one after we planted.

This is the before picture. I forgot to take one after we planted.

 

Today is going to be all about laundry and PTA paperwork as I’m still tying up loose ends and finish out my year.

Unless, you’d like to stay for lunch and give me an excuse to put it all off for another day?  I’d love that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 thoughts on “If You Knocked on My Door Right Now…

  1. Kristy

    Love your sighting of the bat! If you knocked on my door right now, I might look sort of dressed…because I slept in this. 🙂 Here’s hoping you don’t get the snow.

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks! The bat really did make the trip but the kids weren’t nearly as impressed as I was about it.

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  2. Vivi

    Hi there !! It’s been a while but I wanted to share my advice on film on dishes, pour vinegar in your rinsing agent compartment of the dishwasher and pour some vinegar as well into your dishwasher right before you start your load . Not only do dishes come out sparkly but it helps your dishwasher stay free of hard water build up . Have a happy Wednesday 😉

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  3. Shannon

    I think this is probably my favorite post of all time from any blog! I love how open and honest you are. And I totally agree about the anti-bacterial soap at Bath N Body. I was just thinking that yesterday.
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    1. Jean Post author

      Aw, thank you! I did find some non-antibacterial scented soap at dollar tree yesterday although it’s not quite the same by far…

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    1. Jean Post author

      It is my least favorite job! Yes, I need to be spending a lot more time outside 🙂

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    1. Jean Post author

      Oh, I know that trick well! Thank you. I have a million details to complete by 5:30 tonight but am super excited to be done!

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  4. Karen Karo

    Wow a very honest post. 🙂 My house is much worse though. It is now back to the new school year and the weather is still warm but my neighbor just told me down to 42 tonight! I love Spring and Summer. Very sorry to see it go. No bats out soon. I think they hibernate but I’m not sure. As for the litter boxes, if I go 24 hours without scooping and the dehumidifier gets full you need a gas mask to enter. LOL I’ve got 8 right now. They all find me. Love your post. It was a breath of fresh air even with the bit about the litter boxes. Happy Fall.

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I’m a spring and summer fan as well. I think you may be right about the bats…yep,it was just confirmed by both my husband and 8 year old. Happy Fall to you as well! Maybe there will be lots of Indian summer days to make us happy. Would only be fair since we had lots of fall-like weather days during summer around here.

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