Making My Monday
This weekend was a good one. It almost feels inappropriate to say that after the horrific tragedy that took place on Friday, but I suspect many of you are feeling the same. We went home, hugged our families, relished in their laughter, basked in their meltdowns, and in a strange way, found a much-needed dose of joy out of a sorrow that still seems unfathomable. I got my hair fixed on Friday afternoon. Hall-e-lujah. I have finally realized that dark brunettes need to stick to being dark brunettes, but happily it seems like I have found a colorist who knows how to amplify that just right. We hosted our second holiday cocktail party on Saturday night and it was a great success. There was food, drink, mistletoe, guitar-playing, impromptu dancing, and tons of laughter. Then on Sunday, in post-party mode (i.e. a touch hungover), our little family of four stayed in pajamas all day. I made this for breakfast (came out slightly undercooked, now I know for next time), we read books, made Santa Claus beards out of cotton balls, baked cookies, watched shows, and let the Christmas spirit really start to come to life. And here we are, just one week away from the big day. A week full of to-dos, memories to make, my boy turning two! So many things to look forward to in the days ahead, here are just a few:
My sister gets to town on Wednesday. My sister and I are very close in a very sisterly way. We laugh, we talk, we snap at each other, we annoy each other, we could not be more different when it comes to so many things…except our relationship. It just works.
My boy is turning two!!!! Ah!!!. This time of year, around Kai’s birthday, is always a touch bittersweet for me. I want to dive into joy and merriment but somehow my mind always manages to wander back to those dark days two years ago. I look at the rainy December skies and think about how it poured rain like San Diego had never seen on the day he was born. Was that an omen of all the madness to come? Had he been born on a blue-sky sunny day, would we never have had to go through all that? But then I toss out the bitter and revel in the sweet. This boy is an absolute joy. You will read much more about him later this week.
And this year, we will celebrate him turning two with his first trip to the happiest place on earth. Who doesn’t look forward to that?!?
Remember that new business meeting I went on a few weeks back? I got the job! So will be speaking with them and finalizing contract and all that good stuff in the coming days. It’s always nice to start a new year with exciting new prospects and I have many for 2013, for which I am insanely grateful.
Little D’s Christmas show is on Wednesday. She is playing the part of Reindeer #6, Cupid. She was devastated when someone else was chosen for the part of Rudolph, but has settled happily into her role as Cupid. And I am sure I will love every minute of it.
Happy Monday, friends — better get to work on that Christmas shopping thing ~
*photo above of a gorgeous little package my friend Amber gifted me; inside was an equally sparkly and fabulous gold cake slicer. So clearly I need to whip up a fabulous cake, stat.