'The grade is steep, but if you persevere, you'll soon be on the downhill side.
Cleaning, organizing and straightening up will hardly seem like a chore now. You may even enjoy it, oddly enough. Do it while you've got the time. Company you weren't expecting could be along soon.
If there was ever a time to think before you speak, this is it. Get your story straight from the beginning before it gives birth to a rumor that refuses to die. It might be best to exercise an all-day version of the ten-minute rule: i.e., think about what you want to say and then wait a day before actually saying it. Throughout the day, discretion is definitely the better part of valor.
btw,... Cris' Reeves is no more.. got news 2day... a good artist//