A Polite Fiction
I am going to be entertaining rather heavily this weekend; this is not my usual modus operandi. My husband and I are both introverts, very happy in our co-hermitation. And yet, I love having guests and inviting people into my home. It seems completely contrary in some ways, because I’m disrupting the solitude of our Fortress of.. erm.. Solitude. But it makes sense in that most introverts I know are happiest and most natural in their little carved out niches and ecosystems – even if other people are there, it’s your safety blanket.
Too bad I can’t just do a fake clean, but since I’ll have guests for an extended weekend…. *chuckles*
Nor am I so fussed as to polish my frakking faucets – that’s not the sort of person I am. I didn’t even do that for my parents, and I tend to obsessively tidy and reorganize my house to spitefully show them how not difficult it is to keep a home fit for habitation and visitors. But I guess that, like making beds, it’s one of those tricks that make a house seem cleaner than it actually is. After all, it’s not like guests are going to look at the underside of your taps, or in your closets… unless they’re incredibly nosy, and then they deserve the avalanche of crap upon their noggins. <__<
Anyways, it should be fun. I’ve been friends with some of these folks for 7, 8 years, and this’ll be our first times crossing paths in meatspace. It’s hard-ish to be nervous about such, insomuch as they’re already used to me and to each other to some degree. Oh, I’m likely to be twitchy and robotic and flailing a tiny bit for the first few hours, but ah well… at least that’ll only risk confusing one person.
And further to the anyways, I likely will be sparse in posting for the next couple of days. Oh, I’ll try to at least pop on and say hi, but I don’t expect to make any real effort with a houseful of people. They kind of take precedence, yanno? Though having said that, I’ll still probably find time to poke around, ha ha.
So then.. off I go to enjoy my few hours of relative peace before we go home and dive into further cleaning, and all the madness that’ll lead into. 😉
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