Life seems to move fast these days (although not fast enough when it comes to closing on the house we're trying to sell). And, with it (and Mr. Love Party) comes...mess. For a couple of months, we had to live in the picture-perfect home, as we put our house on the market and ready for showings. It was beautiful, but horribly stressful. Once we moved into our new home we welcomed the ability to not clean up after ourselves every morning - allowing the newspaper to sit on the kitchen table and the coffee cups to sit next to the sink. However, with downsizing houses, the stress of selling our old home, and just life as usual (but with more hobbies) cleaning has been put on the back burner (or maybe even on the turkey fryer outside) and completely forgotten about.
So, over the past couple of months, our pictures have taken over our soon-to-be dining room, waiting to be hung. And, we've tried to cram what did occupy three rooms into just one room. Which, has resulted in a lot of purging (there is always at least one box ready to go to the thrift store or our next community clothes swap). Simply put, it's been a mess. One that has stared me down every time I walk into a room (any room).
But, I think after three months and a super busy weekend I'm finally coming to peace with this mess. Our bedroom stays littered with clothes and our bed remains unmade. Our arts & crafts room (soon to double as the guest bedroom) stays craft ready. And, for now our dining room is home to all "things to be hung." It seems a little strange that the tidiest room that currently occupies our lives is the shop. On the bright side, the mess has seemed to increase mine & Mr. LP's communication and patience: "Honey, where is my glue stick?" or "Baby Darling, have you seen the lid to my turkey fryer?"
If you're completely appalled at the idea of this much mess, don't worry...there are plans for a clean home one day - Starting after we close on the old house, and officially feel good about putting holes in our new walls. Til then...I'll continue to tread carefully and thoughtfully through our busy, but messy life at home.