Saturday, January 15, 2011

Company coming

It’s Saturday morning and I’m nearly finished with my chores for the day. A friend wrote me last night, asking if she could come visit today. She lives about an hour away and was planning on bringing another friend, one I haven’t seen in awhile. (I think they had seen the photos of the house in snow on the blog and thought it might be fun to come out).

After I warned her about the driveway that hasn’t been plowed, and the fact that the house was a mess, she still insisted that she wanted to come. She also insisted that she didn’t care about the state of the house either. And, to top it all off, she told me that she would bring lunch.

I love when people bring lunch.

And my husband is so thrilled that we’re having company.


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Not.

But he’ll get over it. He always does.

We are so opposite. Maybe that’s what the attraction is. I dunno.

He took this photo yesterday and it was a little washed out, so I fiddled around with it this morning in photoshop and then applied a bokeh texture to it. It’s from a free set that I found on one of my favorite sites, Shadowhouse Creations. (I used #4).

Shadowhouse Creations Bokeh Texture Set

I applied it using the texture tutorial below, which is from the same site.

Texture Example

And now I think I’ll get back to work. I’m really glad my friends are coming today.

Hope your weekend is a good one ~

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31 comments:

Laura~peach~ said...

sounds wonderful ... have a great time!

Gail said...

Great photo...another understatement.

Enjoy your company!

Hartwood Roses said...

Real friends don't care what state your house is in. Enjoy your day!

Mental P Mama said...

Waaaah. I wanna come over.

Lisa RedWillow said...

You are so funny.. Love it and the photo of the Bird is just stunning.
It wont stop snowing here. We have over three feet and its still coming down.
Have a wonderful visit

texwisgirl said...

Enjoy your visit. :)

I admit, I'm much more the hermit-ish type and would probably get along famously with your hubby - in separate parts of the house, of course, due to our hermitish natures. :)

Lili said...

I just love it when people bring lunch. Enjoy! On the other hand I can understand your husband's feelings, except I feel that way when we go to someone else's place for the first time. Weird I know, but I think it stems from my shyness. xo ~Lili

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Enjoy the day and the company.

I've had to jump into knee-deep frigid creek waters chasing after a mad, escaped goose this morning, so my Saturday has already been full of activity.

Now I'm going to do my best to forget all about it.

COUNTRY GAL said...

AWESOME PHOTO ! Have a great lunch and time with your friends ! need a post with photos of it lol
Have a good weekend.

mrs mediocrity said...

The photo looks amazing, have a wonderful day!

deborah said...

have an awesome day!

Jayne said...

I am almost sure I married his brother.

Hilary said...

Friends who bring lunch are the best!!!!

RottenMom said...

What a good friend, brings lunch and could care less about the state of your home! Have a great weekend!

Love the beautiful bird!

Karen said...

Ditto on the husband thing. But I invite and forge through it anyway.

Steph said...

Enjoy your company Kate!

Linda said...

She's not coming to check on your house keeping skills. She's coming to visit you! And she's bringing food. Bonus! Hope you had a great day!

Low Tide High Style said...

I hope you had a fun visit today. Sometimes unexpected company is the best, it keeps you from spending all that time cleaning when no one really cares in the long run! What did they bring for lunch...inquiring minds and all of that!

Kat :)

Cloudia said...

Sounds lovely - also sounds like my husband :)




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Sall's Country Life said...

Great photo and thanks for the tip on the texture set! I also follow shadowhouse (great stuff there). I'm an admirer of your blog and hope you'll accept an award from us! Pop over to our blog to pick it up. Great job, and Keep up the great work!!!

Hilary said...

Sounds great.. I hope you enjoy the day. No doubt you will. Lovely photo.

beth said...

"my husband was thrilled.....NOT"......do you have any idea how much i love honesty ? i do. i really do !

Deb said...

if we waited for everything to be perfect...we would never do anything at all...

Amy said...

I both love and dread company. I've become a bit of a hermit through my years here in Norway but with that said, I love nothing more then sitting around a table with good friends, laughing and talking and eating great food....and when the friends bring the food, even more reason to celebrate! Hope you have an enjoyable day!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

love the birdie photo...beautiful...and i scrolled down and saw your house in the snow...what a gorgeous picture of your home...stunning, really...

hope you had a fun day with your friends...give George a hug..and stay cozy :-)

kary and teddy
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Donna S. said...

Why can't we just enjoy our company instead of worrying about our house ( & hubbys)? I know you will enjoy your friends & your hubby will survive! :P

Mary said...

hope you both had fun!

my house is a total disaster area and frankly, I feel too crappy to care at the moment. :)

LOVE the photo and texture!

xoxo,
mary

homegrown countrygirl said...

Your photo of the Carolina Wren is absolutely beautiful, and I love what you did with it. This isn't the first bird photo of yours that has captured me... I first found your blog from the cardinal photo you submitted to Pioneer Woman... and now I keep coming back to visit you (but without bringing lunch)! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Hope your hubby wasn't too grumpy.

Beautiful picture.

Daryl said...

So much catching up to do ... love how you 'fixed' that bird shot.

Jill Riter said...

love the photo and your banner! hope your visit is wonderful!