Wednesday, July 1, 2009
IN OR OUT??
I am busy getting ready for my visit from Mary from Across the Pond. She and her husband Bob and granddaughter Jasmin are stopping by on Friday morning for coffee and whatever I bake up. They are coming from Raleigh (NC) to New England for a week of holiday fun, which if you know Mary means antiquing, as well as showing Jasmin the sights of New England.
I am thrilled to meet a fellow blogger and flattered that they would want to spend some of their precious vacation time with me, but here is the dilemma. The weather in June has been brutal and it doesn't look like July is going to be an improvement. Yesterday ( when the sun actually shone all day) I thought there was a chance for a nice Friday morning and coffee on the deck, so I started working on getting the deck in better shape, planting some of my plants, installing a windowbox under one of my kitchen windows, etc and then this morning ( as it started to rain) I heard it would still be rainy on Friday AM, so I started trying to get the Dining Room decent. I realized that we have fallen into the trap of just using the DR for holidays and when you actually stop and look, instead of just walking through, the room it is filthy. So, I washed the three windows, cleaned the woodwork etc and now it may be nice Friday after all. So the deck is three quarters done and the DR is half done; guess I will revert to my usual MO. Cook and bake and make the house smell nice and hope that no one notices all the things that aren't done. Oh why do I hate to clean, but love to cook? Just a rhetorical question and I know Mary is not here to do the white glove test, but a girl always wants to make a good impression.
Oh and the picture reminds me I should polish the copper, but really I think it looks more "authentic" if some of it is dull, don't you agree??