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Cool and dreary Tuesday

July 7th, 2015 at 07:53 pm

Here in Central Illinois it is cool and dreary. Overnight we received 1.6 inches of rain. Instead of receiving April showers, we've been getting them pretty heavily in June and now. It was warm and muggy yesterday but it is in the low 60s today. Just the perfect weather for a cup of hot tea which I am enjoying as I type. Friends often gift me with tea and that is a delight!

It was a busy morning at our home -- we were donating some things to a thrift store and they brought a truck which was helpful since we couldn't get a table in our vehicles. Then we had the air conditioner checked for the season. I learned a number of years ago it was far cheaper to do this than to wait and then have the silly thing break down on a very hot night or weekend.

We seem to watch quite a bit of home improvement shows and there seems to be a lot of people out there who always say they are looking for a new home for entertainment space or their yard needs to be fixed up so they can entertain. I'm curious. Are we the only ones out there who are not constantly entertaining people? When we bought our home 17 years ago, we weren't looking for some place to entertain. We wanted a nice living space for ourselves within our budget. We don't do lavish dinner parties or big cook outs. Maybe we are the few in the U.S. who don't entertain a lot. Thoughts?

3 Responses to “Cool and dreary Tuesday”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I don't -- and never have -- entertained much at all. Just small family gatherings. My brother, on the other hand, just hosted a 60th wedding anniversary party for 80 guests, then had the whole family up for the 4th of July, and is planning a party now for his golf group of about 30. So they do entertain a lot, and they have the house for it.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I think in all my adult years of being on my own, I can count maybe 10 times where I entertained in my home ... and all but two of those were parties for my students.

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    DH and I are also not big entertainers...when our girls lived at home, that was a different story....we always did family parties for our girls at our house and sometimes a home party with friends, but usually we held them at a kid friendly venue....we do take turns hosting holidays and family birthday get togethers, but we do not have big gatherings since both our families are small. After school and weekend play dates were a constant, but that was usually just kids.

    I agree it is interesting how many people want huge spaces for entertaining....the ones that crack me up are the people who want huge gourmet kitchens but don't cook...I think that's more for show than anything

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