Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Fall to Pieces

Question of the Ages:
Why is it when you spend three days cleaning and doing projects that at the end, your house is messier than it was to begin with?

OK, well, maybe that's not the "Question of the Ages". That probably sounds more like, "What is our purpose in this life?" (http://www.mormon.org/mormonorg/eng/) But it's Katrina's "Question of the Day" just the same.

This week, I'm hosting our Mavens night. A fun Girls Night Out. (A GNO!) I haven't hosted in two years, because I was preempted by Rochelle's slumber party last year. So, I thought this would be a good time to finish up projects and show off my house! Yea! Or so I thought....

I've been working pretty much non-stop this whole week, and right now my house is a disaster zone! I sitting here taking a break after having repaired baby's crib, touch-up paint in the nursery, gone to Wal-Mart (but, really, that doesn't count, cause it's an everyday occurence), re-hung a frame on the mirror, vacuumed, done the dishes, organized the butler's pantry and put away tools! All before 10:30. You'd think that'd put a dent into the dicombobulation that is my house. But you'd be wrong.

To make matters worse (they can get worse?!), my camera broke last week, so I can't even take any pictures of before, after or even during!

OK, so I'm off to steam clean, dust, vacuum, organize, paint, and sew a slip cover! Ack! What have I gotten myself into?

Oh, and if any of you that are reading this are Mavens, disregard the above. My house always looks like it will on Thursday night. It takes no effort or work on my part. I lie around the house all day eating bonbons! ;)

9 comments:

Rochelleht said...

Tee hee! I don't even start cleaning until a few hours before the party. It just gets too crazy before then. It will all be great, I'm sure! Hope to get there at a reasonable time, cause I want to see J's room.

Megan said...

I fill the same exact way. It takes so much effort to clean and then almost instantly it is messy again! Have fun at Mavens. I miss those parties.

Laura said...

Your house is so nice, Katrina! We all do the same thing! I hate it when I have a GIANT list and I work and work and go to my list to check it off and it isn't on there- AHH! I add it to the list to feel like I am getting somewhere!

takemetohawaii said...

You are too funny. I know exactly how you feel! Your house always looks great. Can't wait to see it. Isn't it the rule that you don't shovel the snow while it's still snowing? :) I don't even dare do any cleaning until the day of. You are awesome! BTW, I need to enlist your help in sewing a slipcover, finding fabric, etc.

katri said...

your efforts were well done. Everything looks so great! You are really great at making your home a lovely place. Good for you!

Julie said...

I miss our project days. It was fun to work together with you. I love your house, always have.

Tip Junkie said...

All your work was well worth it! Your house is amazing!! Did you receive the pictures I took at Mavens? I sent them again to you today just in case you didn't.

Katrina said...

I got them, thanks! I've been a negligent blogger. I'll be better this week, promise!

Aurora said...

I would love to see your 'room with pretty things'! Your home sounds lovely.