Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Houseguest!



Here ye here ye here ye!
The Chateau 7 Guesthouse is officially open!


An old friend is arriving for a quick two-day visit this morning. I am very excited to host an out-of-town visitor, something I haven't done for a long time. I could have had guests at the house on Tennessee Avenue, but it would have been inconvenient for my ex housemates, so I erred on the side of good manners. Domestic harmony requires some sacrifices, you know?

The chateau is certainly not luxurious, nor will there be anything akin to actual privacy for visitors (who must sleep in the living room since this is a three room apartment). Luckily for me, Linda (my first visitor) and I met at witch camp, an experience that has nothing to do with formality. We've known each other a long time, through thick and thin. I initiated her as well so basically there are no secrets between us. She is the perfect first overnight visitor to the chateau.

The weather is supposed to be good - hot but not too humid - so I expect we'll spend a lot of time out in the city, walking around. More than that I look forward to cooking dinner, sitting around afterwards here in the living room on the comfortable upholstery, talking, sharing stories, drinking wine, hanging out. I also look forward to a couple of lazy mornings, drinking coffee, letting our hair stay rumpled for awhile.

I'm not likely to see a lot of the blog realm while she is here, though I'll pop in and out of the internets, no doubt. See y'all on the flip side.

16 comments:

willow said...

Linda is in for a treat, I'm sure. The best part of having house visitors is the long and lazy morning breakfast with rumpled hair and jammies!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I agree with Willow - rumpled hair is the best way to linger and enjoy the morning together. Wishing you lots of laughter and no humidity!

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks, friends! Both of you are welcome to visit, you know? That is a serious invitation. xx

E said...

The photo is so perfect...I think it's the slight bend of his knees that suggests exhuberance. And being an artist and musician he is a perfect metaphor for you.
How wonderful to share your home with a dear old friend. My favorite moment is after dinner, after getting ready for bed when I am lying on my bed and my friend comes and flops down on the bed and let's her hair down and tells me finally what she has been wrestling with.
In New England in the colonial period they would simply put a guest in the bed with a wood plank down the middle...:). Maybe just shove over? Make a plank of nooks down the middle and forbid snoring?
Have a great time.

John Hayes said...

Oh, the first guest at a new place is so much fun! Have a great time.

ellen abbott said...

Your life is really opening up Reya. who knew all it took was a little place of your own.

Butternut Squash said...

I love house guests, it is the only reason that the house ever gets a thorough cleaning. Have fun!

Nancy said...

Perfect first house guest, someone you know well. Have fun!

Reya Mellicker said...

Yep, Ellen. Who knew?

Butternut my strategy is to do a lot of entertaining - invite people to dinner, to visit, for coffee, etc.

Forces me to clear the clutter from the table, etc.

The Bug said...

Have a fabulous time (I know Linda will)!

SY said...

Rumpled hair is best when shared.. new life is too..

thanks for sharing

C.M. Jackson said...

sounds like a great time--enjoy!

Jo Floyd Lucas said...

We're all jealous of Linda.

Here's hoping you both have a wonderful visit!

Meri said...

Hope you're having a great reunion and a bewitching experience!

Merle Sneed said...

Linda is a lucky person.

Reya Mellicker said...

Merle you come visit anytime!