In my last weekly summary, I mentioned how busy we had been. I also wrote about extra-curricular activities on the Front Porch and how over-scheduled we have been. At the same time, the topic of hospitality keeps coming up. I was the chat hostess for Molly’s talk on hospitality at The Schoolhouse Expo. I’m also reading a very interesting book called The Reluctant Entertainer. (Review coming soon!)
So what do all these things have in common?
They all have to do with our homes. Either being away from home or opening our homes. I have been able to spend the last 2 days almost entirely at home. (I did leave this morning to pick up my son from his LAST CROSS COUNTRY practice!!!! Big sigh of relief here.) I feel so much better than I did less than a week ago. I’ve been able to accomplish so much more tangible work and I’m actually less tired! It’s amazing.
So why do so few people practice hospitality anymore?
I think it’s partly because we’re never home! We’ve all gotten so busy going here and there, to one event or another, that if there is a chance to entertain, we’re either too tired or the people we want to invite already have other plans or are too tired to add something to their busy schedules.
What’s the answer? I don’t think there is one single answer. But the first thing I’m going to do is to start guarding my time at home more closely.
By Kristen H.