The Entertainers

Tonight Kish and I throw our first party in our new house.  It’ll be a family affair, kicking off a weekend where uncles and cousins and sons and daughters gather to remember my mother.

Even though the guest list in this instance is limited to relatives, entertaining always brings a surge of angst — and particularly so when the event will be the first time your partygoers see your new home.  Obviously, we want it to look nice, so there has been a lot of shifting things around and moving “accent pieces” from here to there.  And because we’re planning to use our backyard as the prime gathering spot, we’re wondering whether Mother Nature will cooperate with some warm dry weather, too.

We want our family members to like our new place.  Having an ample supply of their favorite liquor on hand for tonight’s activities should help to achieve that goal.