Comp’ny’s Comin’

One of my favorite things in the world is to have people spend the weekend with us. I’ve been this way ever since D. and I married – that was when I first discovered the joys of planning menus, turning down beds and arranging fresh flowers, all in the hopes of making the people who are near and dear to us feel as comfortable as possible while they’re staying at our house. It’s strange, I know, but it’s fun to me to wake up early on a Saturday morning, fix a huge pot of coffee, and make breakfast for our company. I could do a little tap dance just thinking about it.

This weekend my cousin Paige, her little boy Joseph, and my aunt C. will be here. The primary objective for the weekend is to give my aunt a chance to relax; family obligations, work, and way too little sleep have left her running on fumes. Getting out of town always gives her a chance to recharge a little bit, and I’m tickled to death that they’re coming for a visit. My plan is to dote on them as much as is humanly possible.

Alex is beside himself with excitement; he says that he plans to play “peek-a-boo” with baby Joseph, hold him for a REALLY! LONG! TIME! MAMA! and then show him the “Jonah” movie. I don’t have the heart to tell the little man that, at 5 1/2 months, Joseph probably won’t be terribly transfixed by the Veggie Tales. Maybe we’ll dig out some old Baby Einstein DVD’s and see if those do the trick.

So all that to say: I’m going to be a little scarce around here for the next few days. I want to clean my house until it shines, catch up on laundry, pick some flowers, cook a bunch of food and visit with my family. I want to back away from the computer a little bit and nest to my heart’s content with the Food Network on in the background. I want to make everything extra welcoming for our company. The hospitality gene that I inherited from my mama needs to come out and play for awhile.

I do have the blog set to auto-post a few things from my archives (think of it as recycling – it’ll be good for the bloggy environment), but I have no idea if it’ll work, and I’m not going to check to make sure it happens or else I’ll get sucked into answering emails and reading blogs and writing posts. Because WATCH OUT! THE INTERNET IS A SWIRLING VORTEX! THAT CONSUMES EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH!

Y’all be real sweet while I’m gone.

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  1. Have a blast!

    Well, hope you HAD a blast (cause i KNOW you aren’t peeking, are ya)

  2. BooMama,

    You are probably operating in one of your spiritual gifts–hospitality! When you have that gifting company is soooo much fun! Enjoy you company.

  3. Phyllis R. says:

    You make it sound so special – and I know it will be. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Have some chicken and butterbeans for us! :>)

  5. You make me want to “clean my house until it shines, catch up on laundry, pick some flowers, cook a bunch of food and visit with my family”! Noone can say it like you….. and make it sound fun!

    Hope it was a wonderful time!

    Enjoy them Sweet Sister…may it fill that love tank o’ yours and spill right over :)

  7. I love to entertain too!

    Have a great weekend and enjoy the company!

  8. I love having company! Enjoy yours…we’ll be here when you get back! :D

  9. OK, my next vacation is taking place at Casa BooMama!! ;)

    What a fantastic hostess you are!

    I love having houseguests, too. It goes back to childhood when you were getting ready for a sleepover with friends and couldn’t sleep all week just thinking about it!!

    – Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

  10. Wow, you’re doing all this for me? Oh, sorry. I was off in southern hospitality dreamland again. ENJOY!

  11. You should run a bed & breakfast! We love to have guests, too, and will be busy with them them next two weekends as well. Have fun!

  12. I know first hand how wonderful it feels to be a bit pampered at your house! Have fun and I know your family appreciates it more than they can say. =)

  13. You’re a woman after my own heart. Hubby and I just had a argument discussion about guests last night: I want to jazz up our guest room with frivolous furniture, like you know A DRESSER, while he wants to turn it into a “boys card game room” They ARE from Mars.

    Have a great weekend!

  14. Enjoy your company. I’m sure you will have a wonderful weekend and they will feel perfectly comfortable (and well fed).

  15. suzanne says:

    Oh, I want to come to Boomama’s, for a hospitality filled weekend, too. I also love to do that kind of thing, although I CAN get a little OCD about it, KWIM? It’s fun, though, and I hope you have a delightful time with them.



  17. Sounds like alot of fun. Enjoy the special time with the family!

  18. Don’t forget to include HGTV in your inspiring-background line-up.

    Or even better — crank up that Chris Tomlin music!

    Have fun, Ms. Hospitality. There’s something special and dear about being able to treat people you love. I know just what you mean about looking forward to getting up early on Saturday morning when guest are under your roof. Being able to serve others in even this small way is joy unspeakable.

  19. You have a GREAT time a fixin’ and a fuss’n over your comp’ny and all ~ you deserve it! :)

  20. Oh, have a GREAT time! And get lots of cheek smooches in on that baby!!!

  21. “joys of planning menus, turning down beds and arranging fresh flowers, all in the hopes of making the people who are near and dear to us feel as comfortable as possible while they’re staying at our house”…You are such a true Southerner.

  22. Looking for an angle to get me invited to your house… just warning you.

    Have fun entertaining Southern style and cooking up a mess of good food. I’m looking forward to the great stories you’ll have to share when the company leaves.

  23. Thanks for setting up the auto-posts. If not, we mighta had some boomama-withdrawals!

  24. Enjoy! Squeeze Baby J. for us too Alex!! xoxo! JS

  25. You are right, the internet is a SWIRLING VORTEX! THAT CONSUMES EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH! All you have to do is take a look at my dirty laundry pile. Why can’t the internet comsume laundry too?

    Have a great weekend.

  26. Happy visiting Ms. Boo!

    Chris from Canada

  27. Enjoy your weekend.

  28. Have fun! I love entertaining for overnight guests, too!
    Oh, and Sam loves Veggie Tales, and he started before 5 months old. He’s a smart boy, lol.

  29. Bossy’s house is too tiny for generous hosting.

  30. I hope your weekend is happy and fun for everyone :)

  31. Wow, I SO want to come and stay with you, even though, you know, like, we’re total strangers and all, but your idea of entertaining comp’ny sounds so appealing!

    Must be a Southern thing.

    Do you have stunt pillows too?

  32. You must have the gift of hospitality.

    Tell ya what. Since all us blogger gals are gonna miss you, we’re ALL coming to YOUR HOUSE for a girlie weekend near the end of May.

    I hope you’ll have lots of chocolate!

  33. Bailey's Leaf says:

    I have to tell you that my daughter, K, hated Baby Einstein and we started her on the occasional Veggie Tale from about young Joseph’s age. I love Esther, as I could sing to her as it played. My husband? Quite the fan of Madame Blueberry and Little Joe. My daughter now just can’t get enough of Larry Boy, so see what we started? So who knows? Alex may just be on the way to making Joseph a very early fan of his Veggies! :)

  34. Hope your having a blast! I’ve tagged you! Go here to find out what to do…when you get back that is ;)

  35. I’m pretty sure you not only have the gift of hospitality, but may have gotten a new one, the gift of cooking and loving on people. Hope it was wonderful – your home sounds inviting from top to bottom.