The Stories of A to Z participated in this linky party from Decor Chick where everyone has been posting photos of their messy houses, and I was smiling BIG as I looked through all the photos. I was thinking thoughts like, "Um, this isn't even messy!" and "They haven't seen nothin' yet!" So here goes....Beth over at
(I know what you're thinking, "Um, hello? It says Monday, January 17th. That was almost last week". Yeah, well now you know why I have a messy house.)
Let's just be honest here. We clean up when people are coming over. My boys know this, your boys know this. Unless you are one of THOSE people. You know, those people who actually clean every day. I'm not one of those people. I used to be one of those people, but something in me snapped trying to keep up with the rest of my life, and I just came to total peace with it :)
So, let's start with the house tour. Which, may I add, is the culmination of me having strep throat for the past 4 days, laid up in bed, not able to lift one finger. But even if I didn't have strep throat, you may still find this on many days. It is hard to tell just how messy a house is through a small picture (where you can't see the whole room). But trust me, it's bad! And it's been 10x worse too!
Hmmm....The Living Room
Look! The vacuum is there! (But it's really been there for 2 days now since I can't get it to work for some reason.) "Ohhhh, Flowers!" you are thinking....well, take a few steps closer and you'll be able to smell how old they are. Here's another view:
And we move on to the Boys' Room:
These messes really look so much worse in person!
And the Bathroom:
Dirty bathrooms really gross me out. If you came over right now, in the midst of this mess, I would run in there and clean it for you right away. Trust me, I would.
And our Bedroom:
This is where I've been holed up the past week, quarantined from my family. I know... my curtains don't match my comforter, and they are hanging by a string on the right window. I need to work on that.
And then there's the garage....
And the Kitchen - the messiest room of ALL - I just happened to clean today when I got a burst of energy! It was seriously sparkling clean. So SEE, I do clean!! Just maybe 1 room at a time.
There is a difference between "messy" and "dirty", and we do try to always keep our house clean, although it is messy. Some people are embarrassed about their messy houses. Some people are proud. I am ambivalent :) Not really; I just know that we will clean it bit by bit throughout the day, and if someone comes over before it's done, so be it. As my wise friend Samantha once told me, "Life is being lived here!"
So, it's your turn!! Let's see it!
(P.S. Check out #59 on the linky party - loved the office!!) :)