Tuesday, April 13, 2010

True Story Tuesday: Excuses, Excuses

I'm linking up with Once Upon A Miracle just to tell you what's going on at my house. I'm taking a little liberty with the True Story carnival. I'm supposed to tell you a "something hilarious, amazing, outrageous, miraculous, and (mostly) true" that has happened to me.

Well, it is "amazing, outrageous, miraculous, and (mostly) true" that I haven't lost my mind this last month.


For the last month (and much, much more), I have been focused on this:

It was a huge success. We raised $6000 for our school. (Yep, this PTO President has been walking around with a big cheesy smile on her face.)

Back to my story (excuse)-

I need to avoid the internet today because, the truth is, my house has been neglected for the last month (or more).

This is more or less what my kids' rooms look like.
(By the way, don't google "messy house" unless you want to see some disgusting pictures.)

My house has been neglected and I am getting ready for company. My sweet parents are coming for a visit. They will be here in two days. They are coming from the other side of the country -about 3000 miles or something close to that.

The truth- When I coordinate an event for the school, I end up with a neglected house. I have more to do than can be done. If you visited my house in the last week or so and didn't think it was that bad, it simply means I played a successful game of "stuff it and move it" so none of my junk was visible in the living room and kitchen. My house was neglected. My kids weren't
(whew, right?).

What matters- 1) The PTO earned a lot of money for the school. 2) I cannot wait to see my parents.

True Story Tuesday loyal bloggers, thanks for letting me play along. I wanted to blog but all I could think about is my house, the mess, the PTO event, and my company coming.


Rachel said...

Awww! I can totally relate to the "event planning" vs. "house" thing. And the house can always get cleaned up after, right?

That rocks that you raised so much with that fundraiser!!! :)

Foursons said...

Congrats on the $6000! You did awesome!

I hear ya' on the house thing. I don't volunteer for big projects like that and I still can't keep up with my house. *sigh*

cbogie said...

Congrats! Our school should rent you out (for a pittance, of course - we are trying to be more solvent!) and figure out how to do it!!

samantha said...

I didn't see you sneak in and take a picture of my boy's room.

Beth E. said...

Congratulations on the success of your Safety Fair!

I know you will have a wonderful time with your parents...you'll have everything ready by the time they arrive. :-)

Alicia said...

Wow...$6000..that is awesome!! I'm sure everyone is so excited about that!!!

Happy cleaning, and enjoy your parents when they come!

He & Me + 3 said...

That is an awesome amount of money. Good for you my friend. Hope that your house got clean. Mine needs to be cleaned too.

Brandi said...

I am not planning any fabulous fund raising event and my house is still a DISASTER! lol! I have SO much to do it's not funny. *sob*

Great job raising $6,000!!! :)

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Congratulations on having such a successful event!!! That is wonderful (and totally worth a messy house in my opinion!!)

Good luck getting it all clean for the parents.

{and now...since curiosity is getting the better of me...I am off to google "messy house"..}

McCrakensx4 said...

That is fantabulous about raising so much $$ for your boys' school! And your parents are coming to see you and the fam...not your house! I am sure you will have a great time!