So much to do & can't get it done - Would someone please kick me?

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   Posted 12/20/2008 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I have 2 sisters coming to visit for a couple days. They will get here tomorrow late afternoon. Of course I have had a list made out of all I wanted to do before they got here. I have been really excited & feeling half-way good.
Today I woke up and of course as usual felt like crap. I think I got 2 of the things done on my list and I finally gave up. I just can't do it.
So, I guess nothing will get done unless a miracle happens and I wake up in the morning feeling like Superman! I know my dh is probably right and they won't notice if I deep clean the house or not, but it is a big thing to me. I've learned not to worry about things too much anymore because it does no good. Guess I need to apply that way of thinking now.
Well, I think I am done complaining. Just had to get if off my chest & dh just doesn't understand. Thanks for listening & hope everyone is having a pain-free evening.
Hugs!!!    Margie

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   Posted 12/20/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Margie,

I am sure that you will get done what you need to, so just focus on having a good time with your sisters.

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   Posted 12/20/2008 11:54 PM (GMT -7)   
They are coming to see you, not your house. Do what you can and don't worry about the rest. Have fun with your sisters!

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   Posted 12/21/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Margie, I used to be just like you.  Notice I said "used to"...past tense!  I can't worry about stuff like that now.  I bought a cute sign in a garage sale that says, "If you've come to see me, Welcome!  If you've come to see my home, Make an appointment!"  That says it all for me.
So, relax and enjoy your family and your visit.  THAT'S what people remember...not that your towels are not lined up evenly!  LOL
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   Posted 12/21/2008 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks guys!

I have pretty much adopted Sherrines way of thinking. Our power went out last night and finally came back on at 5:00 this morning, but they are calling for high winds and -25 degrees wind chill tonight. I imagine we will lose power again. Thank god we have a fireplace.

So, they probably won't notice the dust and I really don't have the energy again today. Yes, I will just try and enjoy them being here and not worry about the house!

Hugs!!!    Margie

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   Posted 12/21/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Margie,

I agree with everyone because I used to be the same way and am getting better about it :) They are coming to spend time with you and not your house, so just try to enjoy the holidays and not worry :)

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
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   Posted 12/22/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Margie, I hope you are enjoying your sisters visit. I'm getting much better at letting things go. My house was far from spotless when the kids got here Fri evening but 5 minutes after they were here you couldn't tell if it had been cleaned or not. It's going to take a lot more energy to get everything back to normal than it did to clean before they got here.
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   Posted 12/22/2008 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah Margie, how alike we all are.  We all travel the same road.  I used to make "The LIST"!!!  This was usually right after I find out they are coming & as the days or weeks go by, one by one, items are dropped from the list as unimportant.  Some I mourn like the dinner I wanted to make or the shampooing I wanted to give the rugs.  By the time they get here, I have the bathrooms clean & presentable & clean sheets on their beds, that's it.  So from now on that is going to be my list. Plus, I am adding "3.) do not attempt more if you want to enjoy the visit & not be flaring".  LOL  I hope you have a wonderful time with your sisters.  Hugs, Denise

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   Posted 12/22/2008 11:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Try enjoy the visit without overdoing it either before or during. I never have anyone visit me and its prob just as well, I just couldnt cope so if you can cope with the visit alone really enjoy it.   sue2z :-) :-)
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