Thursday, November 27, 2008
It is almost 2 am. One more pie in the oven. Eyelids are drooping. 10 guests coming. Why do I do this to myself every year?
Answer: I love entertaining in our big formal dining room (our record is 21 at the table with an extra table added on at the end). I do not enjoy the hours of housecleaning and cooking on Wednesday, or how tired and edgy I am until the moment I sit down and eat in 7 minutes what it took me at least 7 hours to prepare. But a room full of people eating and chatting, rolling out the old family yarns and adding a new touch...well, it makes me strangely happy. And thankful.
Hope you all have a great day, too.