Monday, June 16, 2014

The Hostess With The Mostess...... NOT!

I have trouble with this. Please tell me that you do too? I LOVE entertaining to the nines. The decorating, the baking, all that stuff is so much fun to me. But sometimes, like this past weekend, I just didn't feel that I could be that hostess with the mostess. I had been so busy the whole week and I was feeling, well, just plum tired. Does that happen to you sometimes? Like your "get up and go", just "got up and went"? Yeah, that was me Friday, and my mom and dad were coming Saturday to celebrate my dad's birthday and Father's Day. I just couldn't muster the party hoopla. So, I got REAL with myself and gave myself permission to get help. Help in the form of food already prepared for me and plastic plates, cups and silverware. 

I even bought an ice cream cake for dessert. Was this really hard for me to do? Shoot yeah! But, why? Why do I feel guilty for not always being "perfectly on"? 

So how did it turn out you ask? It was a perfectly, stress-free afternoon. The food was delicious, the conversation lively and my dad had a wonderful afternoon. That's what it's all about anyway. Right? The point of the day was to share a special moment in time with my parents and for them to enjoy their grand kids. Mission accomplished.

So why the guilt and how can we release ourselves from it's grip? If I had the answer, I'd give it to you right now, but I haven't figured it out yet. What I do know is this, I'm not alone. I'll just bet that there's lots of you out there that feel this pressure too. Help a girl out here, lay some advice on me!


  1. Wow this is quite the revelation for you. Not home made, how did that happen? lol. Glad you were able to have a stress free family day.

  2. Isn't it true? It is so hard to give in and just be stress free. I learned that this week when I was trying to do too much and then felt exhausted. Sometimes it is better to buy a few things, simplify a few things and let the rest go. Thanks for sharing. It looks like you had a wonderful dinner with the fam!

  3. Yes ladies, you'd think I would have figured it out already! Better late than never, right?!!

  4. I think we can all take something away from this. I'm glad it went well, and you ended up have a much more relaxed day. Good for you!

  5. Looks like a good time. Thanks for joining Merry Mondays!

  6. I think if everyone was happy, that's all that really matters. I recently wrote something similar, so I'm all about shortcuts when necessary! :)

  7. Dee, I'm gonna head over and check out your post too! I need much more work in this area!!


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