Monday, September 14, 2015

Hospitality: Magic Tricks and Coonskin Caps

On Friday evening we hosted a pastoral candidate; our church is interviewing candidates to replace our pastor, who is retiring after over 30 years of service.  I am on the search committee, and we have a guest room, so we hosted the latest candidate. 

After the interview we came back to the house where Finn and Annie were already in pajamas.  We sat around talking for a while, although it was late, and Finn and Annie pulled out all the stops: Finn showed off his best magic tricks, and Annie pranced out of her room wearing her jammies and a coonskin cap, which made her father dissolve with laughter.  

Not knowing what our guest's morning schedule is like, I opted for the continental breakfast.  I can totally see why hotels do this: it's easy and can last from 6 am to 9 am.  I'm glad I did it, as he turned out to be a rather late sleeper (after 9!).  The coffee was still hot, the fresh bagels were ready, the bowl of berries and grapes was waiting.  

We spent the rest of the weekend on workouts, church, another pastoral search committee meeting, family time, chilly games of hide-and-seek outside, kicking around leaves, visiting Granddad, and grilling burgers for Sunday supper.  Satisfying September!

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