Friday, July 17, 2009
All women can say they have had a time or two of frantic cleaning
Like when your company is in the neighborhood and you have your daughters fanning the floors to dry them quicker. Yep I am a witness- that was last Thursday!
Like when you find out right before company comes that you forgot to do the guest bathroom. That was the weekend before.
Like the night before guest arrive and you are up till 2 Am vacuuming, putting away 8 loads of laundry, and dusting all at once. That was last night.
Lately I have been a lot of frantic cleaning. I come by it honestly- I am a third generation frantic cleaner.
We have had company the past 3 weekends and I am going to make this blog quick to pick up the fourth set- I love people so that is not a problem- I merely hate it when guest come and my house is dirty.
I remember as a child hearing a crash early one morning (like 2 am) and it was my Mother who fell off the dining room table while cleaning the chandelier....see I come by it honestly.
One of the best books ever, and yes I have plugged it over and over is "Lifegiving" by Tammy Maltby. She talks about the fact that our society has lost the art of hospitality- giving of ones home, time, self to others. She then says that most will not remember if your house was spic and span but remember the warmth they feel when they arrive.
They will remember if you really listened to them when they talked or you were waiting for your turn to spew out facts to impress your guest.
Have you been a lifegiver lately? Have you opened up your heart and home to others. Better yet- have all of us had a frantic heart cleaning? Is my heart as clean as my home. Which do I worry about more?
As for me- I've gotta run- the airport is calling and I don't remember vacuuming under the Hamster cage- YUCK.
Love you all- Happy Friday!