So this 4th of July the Hubbs and I hatched a plan. It centered around a Pork Butt. Have I mentioned my hubby has a meat smoker? Yes, and it's his first love...before me and the children. He headed out on Saturday and bought a slab of meat and then we hatched our plan.
Plan: Show up to church on Sunday and ferret out those who don't have 4th of July plans for Monday. Then invite everyone over and throw a shindig for all of us.
Two brave souls even decided to stay until the fireworks at dusk and for a wicked game of Trivial Pursuit and chatting that lasted until 1:00 AM. That's a lot of Ahern exposure for one day! And I am so glad they stayed...we had such a wonderful night with them.
Seriously, it perfectly subscribed to my new line of thinking since reading The Reluctant Entertainer. I let go of the fact that our living room is oddly half painted, that two of our dining room chairs recently broke, that our guest bathroom has a white toilet seat on an almond colored toilet and that it was last minute. Stupid things that could have gotten in the way of a truly fun and fabulous day.
In 10 years there is no way I would ever remember that, on this holiday, our Living Room was imperfect and that we realized too late we had no towels in the guest bathroom...but I will absolutely remember the time we spent with friends.