I love holidays. I love to cook. I'm not too bad at it either. Even people who aren't family are willing to come and eat my food.
We were blessed today to have so many friends join us. I loved that I was able to cook for so many people who would appreciate spending the day at our home.
My only concern is how I interacted with everyone. I had all the food prepared. I had to ask the guests to help on a few items; but it was mostly done.
I didn't really get to join in the conversatiosn though. I am shy. That is a fact I try and change as much as I can.
I was able to sit with everyone a few times but I really didn't get a chance to sit and catch up with anyone or get to know anyone better; which is really what I wanted.
How do I host, make sure everyone is happy and still have time to talk with the guests and get to know them better. I haven't figured that out. All the years I have been hosting. I am never able to enjoy the party. No matter how much I plan ahead.
I was so lucky today to have friends over that I really want to get to know better yet I wasn't able to really engage in conversation. A small part of that was because I am shy but it was mostly because I was busy getting milk for kids, drinks for adults, etc.
In a couple of weeks I am having a group of women over for a cookie exchange. I would love any suggestions anyone has on how to overcome this problem before they arrive on the 8th.
I hope you all had a lovely holiday and appreciated what you have to be thankful for.
I have my family and friends and job and so much more. I am really blessed.
Peace and love to all.