Saturday, November 01, 2008


As in the wonderful term I learned from Laverne: Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome.

Only tomorrow I am having people over. For brunch no less. I thought that brunch was no big deal until I realized that my place was a gross disaster and these are people I know from skiing / snowboarding. In other words, people I like, but apart from one with whom I am good friends, they are people who I don't hang out with. With good friends I don't care if my place is a bit messy, but here I feel embarrassed. Hence I am cleaning and sorting. But it's coming together. I think if I'm in bed by midnight and up at 7am, that the place will look and smell pleasant (it's pumpkin muffin time!) by eleven when everyone arrives.

UPDATE: thank heavens for daylight savings time. The extra hour allowed me to have a clean house and food prepared by the time people arrived. It went well, but I am exhausted now. And I'm stuck with sausages which I will have to find a carnivorous friend to feed to.


tornwordo said...

Good luck ma'am.

CoffeeDog said...

Hope it goes well.

Roxrocks said...

I hate it when that happens! I hope it turned out okay and you didn't hurt yourself in the mad dash!

Stewie said...

Egads, good luck!

I never have people over.

eroswings said...

So your swinging party was a success, even if it was a sausage fest afterwards! Good work! I'm sure you'll find someone who enjoys getting stuffed with sausage!

I feel the same cleaning and organizing anxiety when I have people over! I have to remember some people prefer to eat on a dining table, as opposed to me, used to sitting on the floor, eating on the coffee table, and watching t.v.

Thank goodness for that extra hour of sleep!

Snooze said...

Thanks for the wishes everyone! And Eros, I made them all eat on folding chairs.