It never ceases to amaze me how my life can look one way one day and be completely tossed around like a salad the next. I should know by now that when my life is quiet, it’s usually just the calm before the storm.
The phone rang a lot last night. Mostly calls from family who will be arriving at my house for a visit this weekend. All of them offspring, I might add. It never rains, it usually pours. That’s okay–I love it when the kids come home to visit. It means I can cook like I used to and not have to eat leftovers for days afterward. That means there will be lots of laughing and joking and hugging and shoes piled in front of the door. The refrigerator will be opened at least a hundred times and the dishwasher will run non-stop. I’ll wash at least 2 loads of towels every day. It’s almost like Christmas! 🙂
And this weekend is just the beginning of a whole year of company and busy weekends. My son and his girlfriend are moving back to Small Town, USA from the great state of California. I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up with us for at least a few weeks until they get on their feet and find a place to live. That sort of thing is awfully hard to do long distance.
Our grandbaby is due April 11th.
I’m traveling to Boulder to help judge a Web site competition in late April and visiting the in-laws while I’m there. As soon as I get back I’ll attend the first of the family weddings of the season–one of my nieces. (I won’t even begin to include all the bridal showers and such I have to attend this year. They’re too numerous to mention. I even have a refrigerator magnet with dates of showers and weddings so I don’t forget!)
We’ll have the wedding for our oldest son in May.
Yesterday I was asked to be a faculty member at a summer communications institute. It’s a week long institute in July, two weeks before my daughter’s wedding. My husband and I had a long talk about it last night and he’s encouraged me to accept because I need to do something for myself this year, too. It’s a great professional opportunity for me. He says he’ll hold the fort and there are lots of other hands that can help with last minute wedding preparations. So, I guess I’ll do it. It’ll be a lot of work, but, it might be nice to get the heck out of dodge for a week this year!
I have no idea how many houseguests and so forth will be in and out of our house in the next few months, but, it’s sure to be busy. Better oil the hinges on the front door!
So, what’s your view on houseguests? Love ’em or hate ’em?