Friday, July 3, 2009

Just Enjoy It

I love when people come to visit. It may not seem that way the week of because I am usually in a fluster trying to finish home projects and make everything sparkly and clean. It's the perfectionist in me that sometimes doesn't allow me to enjoy things that I should.

There is enjoyment though, there is. It's in the food that I feel I must prepare. Maybe it's because it's the southern way of hospitality, or maybe it's just that I feel it's important to be able to sit down and share a meal at the home table.

I spend the week (or more) plotting and planning which dishes would be good to try. I pour through recipes and make my plan of attack. I pick out the dishes I will place the food in and meticulously plan out in what order everything should be prepared.

One thing I often forget is just to sit back and relax and enjoy the time when everyone shows up. It's not about them thinking my house is clean enough or not. It's not about the food I have prepared. In the end it is simply about the time I get to spend with them.

My goal for this weekend is just to sit back and relax. Yes, the house is clean but maybe not so white glove approved. And yes, there is food in the works. But I won't stress this time. I won't. I'm just going to enjoy.


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