However, one day ...
My husband was out of town at a training seminar. My cousin, Renda, was staying with me while he was out of town. We had finished dinner and she had a ball game she wanted to watch on television, and a good book was calling my name. Not even bothering to clean off the table, we headed to the couch for an evening of rest and relaxation.
Okay, I'll be honest - the breakfast and lunch dishes were sitting there, too. It may or may not have begun to smell a little funky ...
So, deep into my whodunit, I heard someone knock at the door. I looked around - Renda had seemed to disappear, so I went to the door, and flung it open. There stood my friend from 1,000 miles away, the maid of honor at my wedding, standing there smiling at me! Surprise!
I quickly shut the door without saying a word and glanced around my
We went on to have a wonderful visit while hubby was gone. My cousin was in on the whole thing, and I've forgiven her for not warning me I should clean up my house that day... well, I've pretty much forgiven her. My friend, to this day, loves to remind me about the time I shut the door in her face.
And that, my friends, is why I'm a firm believer in cleaning up any messes made. Immediately. You never know when you might have a surprise visitor!
This post was written in response to Writer's Workshop prompt 1.) A blog post inspired by the word: surprise. If you'd like to join in the fun, link up at Kat's blog, Mama's Losin' It.
So, have you ever had a surprise visitor?