I have been a giddy little girl since last Saturday. My mom and my very best friend are coming for a visit. They are actually on the train now – even as I type – and slowly creeping up the Mississippi River.
In Mississippi, it’s Spring Break. We won’t have Spring Break here for another two weeks. But, I decided to take Thursday and Friday off partly because things are a little slower at work but mostly because I can!! I’m pretty much creating my own long weekend, and I’m really excited to do some very tourist-type things that I haven’t really made time for since I moved here. Plus, there’s just nothing like having ‘your people’ around. Old friends are like those old sneakers you find at the back of your closet that feel so comfy you can’t remember why you would ever stop wearing them in the first place! New friends are great, but old friends put up with your gross, smelly foot smell day after day (see how I extended the metaphor there).
Needless to say, I’ve been preparing for company. I could have done this in small bits, but where’s the fun in that? Better to wait until 9 p.m. the night before your guests arrive and cram all your cleaning and organizing into a few short hours. Of course, I didn’t get to everything on my list, but as long as a certain closet door stays shut and contains the pile-o-junk lurking behind it, everything will be grand.