My friend from Oregon that I met in Montana that now resides in Colorado (hi Angela!) sent this great housekeeping tip to me:
Always keep several get well cards on the mantel…..
so if unexpected guests arrive,
they will think you’ve been sick
and unable to clean.
On that note, I have often said to visiting guests, if you have come to visit my house, you will have to come at another time because it is in no state for visitors. If you have come to visit me, than by golly, you are welcome anytime. And that’s what I tell my friends (and mother-in-law!) when I go to visit them. I am there to see you and the rest I could care less about.