March 10, 2010

My house can't handle this much longer


tax season is tough on my house

. . . . and my family


I enjoy doing taxes,

but sometimes, it can be stressful
. . .

some people get angry at the messenger

when they owe the IRS.

And certain office managers can be very overbearing

It's draining.

So I don't feel like doing much after I get home from work.

Steve makes dinner fairly often;

he is wonderful that way.

I walk in the door, go straight to my room and come out in my robe


my robe says, "you're home dear, relax"

then, I read blogs and watch TV


I took a photo tour of my house today,

it wasn't pretty
the dogs were in a lot this winter, because it was freezing

hence, furry dust bunnies,

plus, we have leaves that blew in the back door

and green thread bunnies from a sewing project.

if you look closely at the dog photo, the leaves are in it,

and a pair of Chloe's blue socks

I have no idea how long they have been there;

I haven't deep cleaned since
David and Walt visited in January.

For a truly clean house, I need visitors at least once a month

You know . . . . there's no clean like company's coming clean.

Will you come and visit ?

. . . . please



Cheryl Joy said...

Diane, you are not alone. :)

Since starting my internship, I am on my feet all day, essentially performing for little kids. I love it, but it is exhausting. I haven't has visitors since Mark left... Our house needs to be "company is coming" clean too!

The Chrissy Herself said...

My house is in "your gonna be moving out soon and you'll have to deep clean it right before you leave anyway" dirty mode.

Marci said...

It's amazing how much cleaning I can get done in an hour when people are coming over...things that take me days to slowly do during a normal week just get done. I am expecting a very clean house when we arrive on Friday, so you better get to it :-)!

Anonymous said...

We're comin' tomorrow!

Umm .. just kidding. But I thought you'd like the motivation.

I don't really clean unless we have people over. It's awful the way my family lives until guests arrive. It's gross actually.

Just a little while longer .. April will be here before you know it!

Diane said...

I appreciate all of your comments on this one guys. Marci hit it on the head; all it takes is a call that the Home Teacher is coming over and stuff that takes me a week is done in minutes. and Stephanie, you cracked me up again, I didn't know you were so funny!

Brittany said...

This is partly why I'm excited about Chrissy and Chloe's arrival. Much needed deep cleaning will take place. It is good to know that your house, which looks perfect whenever I visit, doesn't always necessarily look that way :-)

Kimberly said...

lol i totally think that everyone has a problem with cleaning... once i start i can't stop but really its the getting started that takes FOREVER! lol

Jennifer Gibbs Kambourian said...

I love this photo of the's like they're saying, "Hey, this is OUR house too!" So cute...and their paws!! What's also funny is that even the dogs' dust bunnies are cute...


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I married my high school sweetheart 34 years ago in the LDS Temple. I have 4 children (3 married, and a 14 year old) and 6 grandchildren. I lived my entire life in California, until 6 years ago. I now reside in San Antonio, Texas. The most important thing to me is my family; I have invested the most in them and it has paid great dividends. I love doing anything creative that beautifies my surroundings and I love nature. I minored in Art and majored in Interior Design at BYU, yet, my profession is a Tax Preparer.

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