Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Subscribing to a theory of relaxed entertaining

                    All images courtesy of
Do you know Sandy?  You should.  Go visit her here first though so you can enter her giveaway pronto.  Her blog is dedicated to the premise of making entertaining fun. Not work.  And to remind us why we entertain.  Why we open our homes to family and friends in the first place.  To be with them.  Not to show what a meticulous housekeeper we are.  Not to show off our latest house score.  Laugh. eat. visit. Just love them. 

as pretty as this is, we don't have bales of hay at the ready, and i'm not sure i could get comfortable sitting on said bale, while i worry    about bugs getting too familiar with my private places.

She has opened up my eyes about this having people over thing.  I'm going to walk my talk this weekend too. We're having another couple over for dinner on Saturday and there is no furniture in the living room. There's a ladder.  A mirror leaning up against the wall that needs to be hung.  And a huge box of paint supplies.  

                   Now this, this I can do. But with coke cans. Not these great vintage bottles shown here.  I don't have the time to chase 
                         that kind of thing down.  I have a job people.  Plus, i don't wanna. So there.

There is furniture in the family room, but the TV is not hung like it should be - it's up, but we haven't worked on hiding the wires and all that nonsense.  And I could go on and on about the million projects that are in some point of completion all over the house.  So be it. I dont' care.  It's not about that.  She said so.  And i'm at a point of my life where I agree.  I love this part of my life. I love that i have friends that are right there with me and couldn't give 2 shakes about what's done or not done.  

We will grill steaks, potatoes and have salad.  And lemonade.  And heat, it's always invited in August in Florida.  These people don't have heat.  They do have some cool sunflowers though. I can do that. I think.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't gone to the link yet, but I wanted to give you a hearty pat on the back for your carefree, let's-just-get-together-and-have-fun attitude! Why worry and fret that things aren't exactly "right?" This is real living and real friends aren't looking for super-Martha. Food, lemonade and good times with friends - that's perfect! And some sunflowers. Those are just so happy-looking.