I am one of those hostesses who loves to entertain – dinner parties both big and small – but I will obsess over the details for days. I fuss over the cleanliness of my house, the menu and the table setting, constantly worrying whether the food will be perfect, or whether my guests will be comfortable and enjoy themselves. A dear friend once said to me that people come to visit me – not my house – and I should stop worrying so much. So easy to say, so difficult to execute.
Here I am on another Saturday buzzing around the house trying to get everything JUST RIGHT for a quiet evening with 2 very good friends. We’ve trained together, travelled and raced together. They’ve seen me at my jet-lagged, sweatiest and stinkiest worst. It’s been almost 2 years since we planned a trip together and tonight has an agenda – planning a destination race for this fall. This year is already a very ambitious one for all of us, so we will likely keep relatively close to home and aim for Philadelphia in November. It’s rare to find good friends who are also very compatible travel companions and I’m excited that we are planning another adventure together. It is always memorable.
Wonder Hostess has kicked in and I’ve been on a roll. With hours still ahead before they arrive, the house is clean, the table is set, pie for dessert is made, and everything that can be done ahead has been prepped. I’m ready for tonight’s martini and a great evening with good company and conversation.
Bring it on!!