Good Monday, Chaos Crew! I survived two holiday parties and a surprise birthday party and can still button my pants, so I feel a sense of accomplishment already this Monday morning. And, the pink eye has cleared up and the swelling from my root canal is down, so I look familiar to myself in the mirror. What more could a mom ask for on the Monday before Christmas.
Here’s what’s on my To Do List this week:
Holiday Letter I vowed in 2008 to write an annual holiday letter to family and friends. I enjoy the Holiday Letter, both writing and reading others, but somehow, I feel off my own bandwagon. My “tradition” last one year and ever since, I’ve been wracked by guilt at letters not sent Yes, and a thick sense of irony that the writer can’t manage to write a holiday letter. (I have written some for the blog. Click here to see last year’s letter.) Today, I write that letter! Tomorrow, I stick’em in the mail!
Rose Parade Coverage for HGTV.com A few weeks ago, I mentioned on the Satellite Sisters podcast that I had the opportunity to pitch some ideas to the people at HGTV. I was invited to “crowd” pitch, with HGTV hearing back-to-back pitches in ten minute intervals from all manners of designers ( floral, handbag,home, graphic, food) in Los Angeles. And me. Knowing I had no real design cred, I pitched myself as an insider on the Rose Parade to bolster HGTV’s stellar coverage of the Rose Parade. Friday, I got a gig writing a column for this website. Totally worth the cost of the blow-out and the drive to Venice for the pitch! So, I’m working on that this week. Thanks to those of you who bombarded HGTV with comments! I think it actually worked.
Movie Week We are miserably behind on our movie-going thanks to weekends full of soccer and family events. But that changes this afternoon. Colin and I are off to MI:Ghost Protocol later today. And, we’re psyched for Hugo, Sherlock Holmes and War Horse. If Moneyball is still playing somewhere, we’re going to that, too!
What’s on your To Do List this week? Holiday Chaos? Or Holiday Calm?
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Embracing my Chaos, Lian