So far it's gone pretty well. People are extraordinarily curious about a pastor's home. Who knew? I've had people asking those who have been here to give them details about what our house looks like, and someone even requested pictures. :)
All that said, I decided it was time to clean my house. And not just vacuum and dust like I do three times a week already--if by three times a week you mean three times a month. I decided it's time to rid myself of the clutter and make the house functionally clean so that if someone from church DOES stop by unannounced, I won't have to close the blinds and hide under my dining room table.
So today, September 12th, I declare official fall cleaning day. My sister challenged people on her blog to give up something you spend too much money on (Starbucks, anyone?). I'm adapting her idea here. Look around your house. I know we all struggle with clutter. What do you have tucked away in corners that you're never going to need again? The TV Guide from 1989? Shoes that don't fit you? A sweater that went of style long ago--if it ever was in style to begin with? We collect different useless things. What are yours? How can you use this fall to get rid of them so that when it's winter and it's time to just spend time inside, snuggled in your living room in front of the fire with a book and a cup of tea, you'll be able to relax and not be distracted by the mess?
Happy cleaning! And happy fall! Bring on the cool weather...