I'm still working on a few things around the house. One project leads to the next, which leads to the next.
Hopefully by the end of tomorrow we won't be needing to empty a bucket of dripping hot water every 8 hours. Hopefully by the end of tomorrow the laundry sink will be moved into a more stable position against the wall. Hopefully by the end of tomorrow we can move our stack of sleeping bags back into their customary storage.
Hopefully by the end of Wednesday we'll have a clean basement bathroom and mopped floors. Our recycling will be taken out to the alley. Our refundable milk jugs will be bagged in the garage. I might even swipe a warm cloth over the shelves in my fridge and polish my tea kettle.
Because by the end of Thursday we'll have a guest. A guest means enforced cleaning and tidying, but we get to live in that tidy atmosphere for a while after they leave. It takes time to get back to our stacks of paper and recycling piles. It's a panic to get things in a presentable state but we benefit later.
And even though we're really busy with usual stuff (rehearsals and piano lessons), there will be time to visit. Time to chat over what books we've read and drink tea (or coffee). Experiment with a hypoallergenic recipe or just sit together in the quiet after the kids go to bed.
I'm looking forward to it.