I was ready. Ten members of my family were scheduled to arrive yesterday by noon. Oh how ready I was. Snowed out from the first night of Chanukah, we were rescheduled for Sunday, January 4, 2009. Yes, Chanukah was over, but family continues on. Ten guests, 12, 15, back to 10, then 9 then at final count, 11.
Not a problem with food, not even a problem with space at the table.
This was probably the first time I had hosted a holiday party at my place for the whole group. Usually we headed for Ellenville. Easier for my parents, or Tuvia hosted something at his house. But this time I insisted and took charge and you know, it was EXHAUSTING! I enjoyed it, but would be happy to return the guest role. What do you want me to bring? That’s a lot easier
It’s good to have family and it’s great when everyone feels glad to be together. Sure we have our family issues, but all in all, it’s a good one and the food was eaten with joy. The kitchen was trashed, of course, but once the last couple left, I took over the kitchen and Tuvia was in charge of the dining room and soon the table-leaf was back in the closet, the dish washer was humming and the counters were clear and clean once again.
Everyone was gone, the fire still roared in the fireplace and it was all for us to enjoy once again.