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Sunday, June 24, 2012
This is the week that company is coming. I'm so excited to see my parents from Arizona and #1 son from Minnesota. I have been sprucing and fluffing and will be putting the finishing touches on a couple projects this afternoon - BUT for the most part am ready. What do you do to welcome others into your home? Is hospitality one of your gifts or do you have to work at it? I am in the latter category -- I am good at fussing over the details but maybe not so great at the actual art of hospitality - well family is easy but I do tend to allow myself to get bogged down in fussing over what is not important -- yeah, I am probably a Martha who wishes like heck she was more of a Mary.

Joining Sunny for her Simple Sunday's.




11 comments:

  1. I love to have company as all of my family has moved away. I am a feeder. I am always making loads of food which is probably not good for me to be tasting it all. Have a wonderful visit and enjoy the family.

  1. Terra said...:

    I am very much like you describe yourself, as a host.

  1. I try very hard to be a good hostess, but sometimes my nervousness and the fact that I strive for perfection ruins the experience for me. I find that if I take a relaxed attitude and don't sweat the small stuff, I, as well as my guests, have a better time. But, I'm still working on it! Ann

  1. Olive Cooper said...:

    I try to do too much and I do not relax and enjoy my guests. Have fun with your folks and #1.

  1. I have to work at hospitality. It doesn't always come easy to me...but I think the big thing is the warm welcome more than the look of the house, does that make sense? Have a great SONday, Gail :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  1. jen said...:

    My Mom is a fabulous host!! I get so caught up in wanting evrything to be perfect or that things are exactly the way I would want them, or not that magazine perfect house that I really can't just relax and enjoy company. Really an area that I need to work on!!

  1. jen said...:

    This is an area that I need to work on in my life, my Mom is a fabulous hostess, she really has that gift but I get caught up in wanting everything to be perfect( and they aren't) I can't just relax and enjoy company.

  1. linda said...:

    I'm in your category! Stop long enough to make a new memory and enjoy what is important-this special time with family. I'm in Phoenix your folks will love your weather!

  1. candice said...:

    I agree...I have to work out it. I enjoy company but it does take work. I feel my house is always a mess!! My grandmother is a wonderful host and I hope to be like her one day! She is always ready for company!

  1. Sweet Tea said...:

    I enjoy having company, but must admit it makes me OCD. I keep cleaning and preparing till I'm totally pooped when everyone arrives. I can't seem to help myself.

  1. Debbie said...:

    When I was younger, it was something that came pretty easily. I loved to have people over, and I think I did a pretty good job of the whole hospitality thing.

    Something happened along the way, and I'm not as good as I was. My confidence got zapped, and it wasn't until recently that I realized the source of it.

    I'm trying to recify that.

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