Well, something happened that I hadn’t expected. We HAVE FRIENDS.
Moving back to Boone where most of our friends had already graduated and the ones who are still here a busy getting grad degrees and living on the other side of town, had been an interesting experience. I had TONS of free time. Now? I am SWAMPED.
It’s not that I didn’t think we’d ever have friends. But honestly, I didn’t think we’d be this busy. And finally, we actually had people over. To our HOUSE! I was BEYOND excited.
Well, until I realized I was crazy to try to plan a dinner party the same weekend we were visiting my friends and brother two hours away for the Renaissance Fair. We thought we’d get a lot of the stuff done the night we got back, but I was so exhausted I just fell asleep. After all, it was fall back weekend. We had an extra hour. I’m sure waking up at 7 a.m. on a Sunday would work perfectly.
Miracles happen, people ,and we did get up that early, but we underestimated the amount of work we had to do. And on top of the craziness, I forgot to add the sugar to the bread pudding. I was just a tad bit stressed.
I figured I’d whip up some brownies from scratch or something, But Addison wouldn’t have it. Amazingly my frugal husband who seldom will even spend extra cents on a name brand version of lunch meat, went out and bought a whole chocolate cake for our guests so I wouldn’t stress anymore. He is the sweetest!
Despite my crazy self, our dinner party was actually a LOT of fun, and for our first time having people over (with the exception of hosting friends and family who came to spend the night), I say we didn’t do too shabby.
We had spinach dip for a starter and then I made a HUGE tray of ziti along with fresh garlic bread and salad. We had three couples from our newlywed small group come over and had a blast playing games with them.
The last couple left six hours later. We. Had. A. Blast.
And I got to use our new place settings from the wedding!!!! Well, I didn’t have enough so I had to alternate the plates with some other plates I had that kind of matched and then mismatched the bowls to try to make it look like they go together.
And now this weekend, we have two guests staying with us and I’ve been invited to two separate parties, plus Hubs and I are volunteering at the ASU football concession stand so we can help raise money for our church (with our newlywed group). Obviously, I don’t think I can do all the parties (bummer), but it’s so nice to even have the option.
I think I’ve come a long way since the first day of newlywed small group when they asked, “So why did you want to join a small group?” And after everyone’s very awesome spiritual answers I replied with, “I need friends. NOW.”
Hey. At least I’m honest.