Friday, February 4, 2011

Book Club at my house

I hosted my neighborhood book club at my house last night.  I have had a really busy week and yesterday was the worst day.  It started with me getting up and running three miles, then frantically getting into the car to take my four year old to dance.  From dance, I went and worked at my husband's office for several hours, went and picked up dessert from a local pastry place, came home, "picked up" for about 30 minutes, and then ran up to the school to pick up my kids and take toothsome #3 to get a cavity filled (yes, even though my husband is a dentist, I dropped the ball and toothsome #3 had a cavity),  ran and picked up take-out for dinner, brought dinner to a family whose mom has cancer (that I fortunately had made the Cooks Illustrated recipe of Mac and Cheese for them yesterday and all I had left to do was make a green salad) , and then came home and finished picking up/vacuuming for book club.  My main floor was spotless.  (See below)



With, the exception of my office/guest room.  

You guessed it.  "Picking-up" meant grabbing everything that was sitting around all of the other rooms and frantically putting them in here.  


Looks like today, I will be cleaning the office.  :) 

And yes, I do know there are lots of "wheeled" toys in my house and not out in the garage.  When we got the Miata, my storage space (aka 3rd car slot) for my kids scooters, bikes, etc was taken up by that car.  In the summer, I have a great system for storing them but this winter , because of a lot of snow blocking the storage space I have for them in my yard, they have ended up inside.  And, I let them ride their scooters in my kitchen area on cold days.  

On a side note, my neighbor often gets flowers and she is often not home, so I get them until she comes and gets them.  I thought these were particularly lovely.  I had them for almost two days before she came and got them.   

(For some reason, even when I flip photos, they don't flip when I want to put them on blogger.  Just turn your head to the left.)  

7 comments:

Jane Anne said...

Ha ha. Who knew? I love it. Thanks for hosting. I still can't remember the book, do you still have it?

Paige said...

And what was the book?

Janice said...

Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos

Alissa said...

I was impressed by how clean your house was--especially given your busy day. Everyone's got one of those rooms. Mine was the new baby's room, but we are getting that cleaned out.

Gabriela said...

I bet it was fun. Was the book good? I have yet to be scheduled to host our book club.

Kari said...

Well, that's a relief, somebody else's "cleaning up" results in a room of Very Important Stuff That's Now Out Of Sight." :) The rooms DO look good, though, after your 30 minute scramble.

David said...

ran 3 miles? i'm impressed!! I am so not a runner....

have you read water for elephants? lisa is working on it and not really liking it.