This is the spot where I give you a random list of varying quantity (and quality) but I have a confession. I've been writing everything but posts and have apparently reached the end of my words.
Yes, I know there are those who'd have a hard time believing it but after getting my ebook out (yes it's official!) then getting next week's newsletter ready to go plus working on some extra pieces my fingers are starting to cramp up.
So instead of a typical list I'll give you just a little h'ors d'oeuvre to tide you over until I can get a real post written (and you KNOW I love the word h'ors d'oeuvre, it's a beauty).
And what a fun week it's been so far--besides the 40-degree temps I'm soaking up I was on the phone Tuesday with the casting director for MTV's show Teen Cribs. Remember that little remodel we just finished? Well the people at the show saw pictures of it and got in contact with us to see about putting us on the show. Well, actually I don't know that I'd be on the show at all, they were more interested in my home and my teenager daughter.
It seems that the show is about home style and that they're highlighting "teen spaces." The show has the teen act as host for the camera crew, showing off the home. I tried to explain that our house isn't that big and that we're really quite an odd family that is best not examined too closely but that didn't seem to bother them. We'll see if we end up on camera--at least it's better than the offer from Wife Swap (and incidentally, that link will get you to a much better post than this one--what can I say? Quality control yada yada yada).
But at any rate, Grace would be a better choice for the show anyway--not only is she prettier and sweeter and generally better in every way but she has unlimited wisdom. She mentioned that during a class discussion on the difference between knowledge and wisdom that "Knowledge is knowing tomatoes are fruit. Wisdom is knowing you don't put them in a fruit salad." Brilliant.
As another point of interest you may remember when I worked with Suave and Glamour Magazine last fall and attended the Glamour Reel Moments Premier in Los Angeles? Well I've been selected to work once again with Glamour Magazine as one of their "Glambassadors" (boy do I hope it includes a tiara!) to be announced in the upcoming issue of Glamour.
So what does this mean? It means I'll be able to keep you posted on cool events and promotionals Glamour has to offer, it means I'll get tickets to some Glamour events and beyond that the details were a little sketchy. But really now--can it be a bad thing? Not at all and I'm excited to see what we'll be doing.
What else? Well speaking of fashion and glamour . . . I am in love with my new pair of shoes which you see to the right. These Terrain Mary Janes from Lands End come in a passel of fab colors but I went right for the Aqua and haven't looked back and my feet look so cute!
A nice spring treat while my husband is out of town. Not that he's partying it up in Barrow or anything--it's not much of a vacation when you have to pack the Gortex. When he's gone we pretty much descend into total anarchy--staying up late, eating junk food, watching movies on a school night. Hurry home honey and save me from myself.
But speaking of green--in regards to shoes--with spring coming I'm thinking green for my garden. Here are some indoor gardening links I've bookmarked for this next month:
- Greenware Designs has gorgeous little planters filled with succulents that I'd love to have on my kitchen counter--since I killed the myrtle. Sigh.
- Oh Dee Doh has the most beautiful little miniature garden. What is it about moss in a pot?
- I'm dying to read Tovah Martin's new book The New Terrarium that came out this winter. With the orchid on the cover I knew I'd want this book.
- And Three Bay B Chicks is starting up a fun new feature with video posts for great mom conversations--you should give it a peek. Not exactly gardening but new stuff.