Saturday, December 7, 2013


Have you ever heard the expression that " the anticipation is greater than the real thing"? Well I'm going to be honest and admit that by middle of November I was freaking out. I had guests coming for Thanksgiving. I had more guests arriving two days after the first batch left. And the 2nd set of guests had some difficult dietary restrictions. One of them was being vegan.

I absolutely adore having people over. I'm a people person and enjoy spending time with my friends and family. But I'm also a bit a lot type A and company tends to stress me out. So I was freaking out pretty badly. What would I cook? How was I going to recoup from the first batch before the 2nd batch arrived. Would I be able to get anything accomplished? How was I going to cook for such a wide variety of diets in those two weeks? I'm not a cook, so this alone was worth a freak out.

But I have been SO blessed! The first batch of company insisted on cooking EVERYTHING. They had recently purchased a camper and used the trip to see us to test it out. So not only did I not have to cook, I didn't have to deal with the laundry, sheets, bathroom schedules, etc. that come with overnight company. It was a pleasant and relaxing surprise.

My second batch of company has been equally amazing. I have yet to do dishes (I don't have a dishwasher), fold laundry, or stress over meals. They either pitched in and helped with meals or raved over my feeble attempts to cook vegan.
And my feeble attempts turned out edible. I think even Jon would have enjoyed this meatball sub if we'd left him any leftovers to try. =)
I have really enjoyed the time spent with my friends. It has been a blessing in more ways than I can count to have them here. I'm wishing that they didn't have to leave so soon.

In the future I'm going to try once again to remember that God has everything under control. My worrying and stressing about things certainly isn't going to help the situation. And my anticipation of disaster is going to be way greater than the actual event. =)

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