Sunday we had a nice visit with my husband’s Aunt and Uncle.
Before their arrival, we cleaned the house. Everything got
shoved in a drawer, put in its proper place.
We have a counter that is just in the perfect spot to collect
important things clutter. Despite our best intentions of keeping it clean, it always has something on it.
It was empty and sparkling clean on Sunday.
But then the guests left.
Within, oh, maybe an hour or so this is what the counter had turned back into:
Exhibit A: Partially assembled fire alarm, in the process of being installed.
Exhibit B: My son’s pacifier.
Exhibit C: Hand soap and a candle. Gift from our visitors.
Exhibit D: Sunday paper, removed from its hiding place and brought back out for reading at some point later in the day.
Exhibit E: Latte.
Exhibit F: Library books. My husband and daughter had just returned from getting fire alarms, library books, and a latte.
Exhibit G: Behind latte cup, stack of magazines and catalogs that I will eventually “get to”, brought back out of hiding, because how can I be expected to remember to look at something if it’s not right in front of me?
Today? Some of the exhibits have moved to the trash, but I can assure you, we have found plenty of other replacements to take up the space.
I can also assure you that if you ever come to visit, you will find this counter sparkling clean and clutter-free.
But the drawers and cabinets?
Avoid at all costs.