Sometimes Monday

helps me remember what is important.

It is easy to forget how much I love our home. Too often I think it is too big (now that it is just the two of us). Or I think it needs too much attention (cleaning, dusting and all the things I do t like to do). But when it is filled with wonderful people, people who have been such an important part of my life, I find my heart bursting with love and joy.

Yesterday I hosted a party to mark the leaving of one of my favorite co-workers. I tried to find someone else to host. But I am so happy that we ended up here. My amazing husband vacuumed, dusted, mopped, and cleaned the bathroom. I guess he knew it was important.

I used my quilts and mom’s beautiful china. I let Whole Foods provide the yummy snack. And friends, it was a great afternoon. Our home was filled with love and celebration. Did I say that it was good? Because it was so very good.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

11 thoughts on “Sometimes Monday

  1. This scene looks so welcoming! Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by taking care of a house, too, but all the memories it contains seem to make it worth it.

  2. I always think your home is lovely when you post photos, and with all this delicious food, it looks even more so! it’s wonderful to celebrate!

  3. The efforts of entertaining are most often well worth the work. Smart of you to make it fun and easy on yourself by picking up good food. I have learned that it is well worth hiring help for things I can’t do well or that cause angst.

  4. What a beautiful post, Juliann. …and a wonderful way to celebrate and honor your friend (and your mom).

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