I have a problem with coveting. I covet cute purses, jewelry, watches, brooches and tidy houses. I apparently I also covet dinner parties. Stephanie Nielson wrote this post about a Welcome Autumn dinner party. Only adult friends invited.
And the menu. Garlic salmon? Cheese tortellini? Gorgonzola cheese with butter greens?
And gifts for the guests? And place settings? And the decorations? And the candles?
These are the kind of dinner parties I've DREAMED of hosting. But never had. Ever.
The first thing I think of is, when do you have the time?!? Then I think of ordering T-shirts for the PTA and starting an upper grade reading and fighting for funding and helping with the carnival and running the cake contest. Oh yeah. That's where my time goes.
If I want to host fancy dinner parties, I might need to dial everything back a bit. But not now. Everything at the school is going so well! Perhaps in a couple years...