I'm all but certain this never happens at your house, but it seems to catch me every time. It usually happens when I have some special guests coming for dinner. I've worked hard all day but there are always just a few things I don't quite get to.
Maybe I've been planning to get the bathroom cleaned but somehow I can't quite find the 15 minutes to get in there and do it. I tell myself I'll just get the rolls in the oven and then I'll get to the bathroom mess.
But then it happens, the dreaded DING-DONG of the doorbell. Drats! The guests are a full half an hour early, arrrrrgh!!
My blood runs cold as I realize the bathroom just isn't going to get cleaned. I throw a few dirty towels in the hamper on my way to the door and tell myself, "It really isn't that bad".
I had that same DING-DONG moment this week when I realized that Labor Day is here and time is up to reveal my summery front porch! There are rules about white pillows after Labor Day, very serious rules!
Since early spring we've been working on our front porch addition. I've been waiting for the perfect moment when everything was completely done to stage my big reveal. Needless to say, we're not quite there yet.
Meanwhile, back to my dinner guests.....with trembling hand on the door knob I'm ready to get busted. I'm truly happy to see them but I've got a decision to make. There is no way to casually stroll through the living room with rubber gloves and a can of cleanser. Everyone would know I'm headed to the bathroom to get the giant-toothpaste-spit-globby-with-a-little-bit-of-donut I left in the sink.
|The sign is a gift from my Sister-in-Law who has three little boys....she know things!|
I really only have two options. I can sit tight and hope that nobody has to go......I might get lucky. But if anybody heads that direction I'll have to be preemptive and say, "I hope you brought your own seat protectors and hand sanitizer if you are going in there"!
(Well, there is possibly have a third option, I could put an "Out of Order" sign on the bathroom door with directions to the nearest 7-11 with a public restroom.)
So now that you are all on my front porch what should I do? Should I hope that you don't look up at the ceiling or just get it over with and tell you.
Uh, oh too late, you've seen it now. After all summer we still haven't got the lights we picked out installed and there is still lots of trim work and touch up painting to be done. There is it.....a big spit-globby of a ceiling.
I've also been on the hunt for an old bench for under the window or even a new bench like this one. But for now I just pulled an old trunk out of the garage.
But I did find a new place for the old wood stove. It's a bona fide country porch now with a real non-working appliance. And I finished my pillows.
As the evening wears on it matters less and less that there is a spit globby in the sink or no lights on the porch.
In fact the candles give off a pretty nice glow.
The Tintex display rack from my Grandma's old store sure turned into a great candle display.
Ok I guess I should just relax a little and enjoy spending one of the last summer evenings out on the porch with my blog friends. I finally realized that If you wait for perfection, you'll be waiting a long while.
Just, please, puh-leeze don't ask if you can use my bathroom!
Happy Labor Day!
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