It was 11:00pm and the alarm went off. Kwabs jumped out of bed and gathered his things.
He jumped in the car and sped off to the airport to pick up my sister and her guy.
He prides himself on punctuality, so he didn’t want her to have to wait long.
An hour later I heard his footsteps on the hallway stairs followed by his voice.
“I thought your sister arrived tonight?” he said.
I drowsily responded, “No… she arrives tomorrow!”
These are the types of things that happen when you are trying to juggle too much! Can you relate?
It is always nice to have family visit; however, it takes so much to prepare for their arrival. I always want the house to be perfect! In addition to cleaning the house and changing the linen in the guestroom, I’ve recently begun to prepare welcome baskets for all of my overnight guests. Despite best intentions, my sister’s visit caught us off guard: I forgot to go to the store to pick up the items needed to fill her basket!
So what did I do?
When Kwabs went to pick her up the next day, I rushed around the house selecting items that would fit into her welcome basket. I took a few granola bars from the top of the refrigerator, assorted candy from the cabinet, a few water bottles, and fresh towels. To round it out I included …leftover fortune cookies. Don’t judge me! I had to be creative: The basket looked empty! Of course, Max watched me gather the items and was concerned that I was giving away the last of his treats. “Now, daddy is going to have to buy more granola bars! Why are you giving her all of our granola bars?” As usual, I told him to hush.
Fortunately, my sister arrived in one piece and, when she left, the granola bars were still in the basket. Max was thrilled.
We had a great visit with my sister and enjoyed rooting for her guy as he ran the Chicago marathon. In addition to entertaining our guests and all of the other activities that come with being a wife, mommy, attorney, etc…I found the time to make her an infinity scarf just like this one.
These are extremely simple to make. In fact, I have decided that all of my family members will be receiving one for Christmas! What do you guys think of the infinity scarf? Are there any special things you do to prepare for guests? Have you ever gone somewhere only to realize you were supposed to go on a different date or at a different time?