You’ve got to have a sense of humor. I had put off playing the Tag game because I didn’t want to bore everyone who came looking for some inspiration, but I thought I’d be a good sport. I thought to myself, I could quickly follow up with a post of lovely photos so maybe no one would read my previous post. Yeah, the distraction method!
Well, LIFE HAPPENS. At least to me! And before I could get back to post something else more beautiful, I had some new friends stop by! Ah, hello, INTERIOR DESIGNER friends! Well-known ones. YES, I am not kidding! Is my face red? I can’t even remember how they got here, I hadn’t solicited their visit, but somehow they found me. On the day I went on and on about driving a mini-van and not caring about what I wear! THEY KNOW I DON’T GET MANICURES!
I didn’t even mention in my post my love of design, creating a beautiful home, decorating with stacks of books or my love affair with lamps! Not one word about it! When I mentioned my favorite website, I talked about a bookstore, not a design center! If they did look around…OH NO! I have an article about being a p.f. (if you don’t know what that stands for you’ll have to look back a few posts…) and blurry pictures of my dog.
But you know what?! They were nice to me. Really kind in fact! See, I told you most interior designers were nice! Just “that one” wasn’t, and she is an exception. They could’ve seen my list of fascinating facts and clicked away from my site in horror, but they didn’t. And, it is OK that they came by on a day I wasn’t prepared for their visit. It is so typical of my life. The day I leave my dirty clothes strewn about on the floor in the bathroom and globs of hair and toothpaste in the sink is usually the day the neighbor rings the doorbell. She sees me in the window and it is too late to hide behind the door. Yep, she is locked out and needs to use the restroom.
Gracious homeowners welcome people EVEN when they are mortified by their lack of preparedness for the guest. For me, I just like to create a welcoming and warm environment when I have people over. You know, have some candles lit and coffee brewing. I know they don’t want to see my personal garments tossed over the bathtub any more than I want it to be there. But, real life happens when you are being a well-balanced person and sometimes you had other things to do that day! Like playing TAG!
I am so glad designers and everyone else came by. I am just singling out designers because of how funny it was to me that they came by on my TAG day, but they are real people too and I bet they even play tag sometimes (maybe not on their blog, but I haven’t looked to see, you never know!). I hope they don’t mind me singling them out, I don’t want to embarrass them (or more likely myself ), but I am sure they will be good sports about it. I had several other new and wonderful friends comment or email such encouraging words and kind thoughts in the past week or so. Thank you to EVERYONE who comes by and I hope you ALL feel welcome. I won’t single any one else out, I promise.
I have another story about being caught in a similarly embarrassing situation in my house, I will probably share it later in the week. I need to get back to talking about our series! I haven’t forgotten, just got a little sidetracked…