I feel really guilty about this one in regards to one of my sisters. She is a terrible guest which is odd because she is a fabulous hostess. I love staying at her home (she prepares meals, has a huge old house that is fun to explore, a great neighborhood for walking). When I stay there I make great efforts to keep my "space" tidy and clean up after myself, so I feel it is a mutual effort for a good visit. This is why I am concerned when she stays here. She arises at 5:30 am, makes loads of noise in the kitchen (even when I am sleeping on the sofa a few feet away), whistles, hums, leaves wet towels everywhere, does not clean up after herself in the kitchen. It is shocking. The last time she even picked HUGE fights with me over issues 30 years ago. She hasn't visited since then but I have staid with her twice since then, so I am pretty worried about it for the next time she suggests a visit. However, I think I am just going to say NO.
Overnight Guests: Can You Just Say No? Reading My Tea Leaves
|4/3/13 12:36 PM|
This is a beautiful room and I cannot imagine ever having anything like it though not sure why. It makes me feel less an adult to say that. I remember when my children were young and I wondered if I would ever feel like I lived in an adult home (toys everywhere, everything kiddie geared - fun but maybe not adult?). Even now I wonder. To pull a room together completely and make it look adult takes more than I seem to have in skill, but one measure for me is that when I come home, my house feels so right, in spite of its decor flaws. Maybe an adult house is just being a happy adult and living in a home that reflects that. Who knows?
Do You Live In A Grownup House?
|4/28/12 2:34 PM|