February 28, 2011
With all of the craziness of the last two months, it goes without saying things are completely wacky around here! We’re lost in transition somewhere between the start of spring and the chore of cleaning up Christmas.
I solicited the little ones to help me over the weekend. Their idea of cleaning up is helping open the “presents”. I tried to warn them, truly I did.
“Kids, those aren’t real, don’t get your hopes up!”
They were not impressed with what was in all those wrapped packages. What, you don’t want Grandpa’s expired albuterol and a box of risotto?
“An empty box? No toys?????”
Don’t feel sorry for the lad. We consoled him with the reminder that his birthday is in two weeks. Those Star Wars Legos are on their way . . .
Anyway, over the weekend, I realized after all the activity from January and February, after filming and Nate and Nashville and New Orleans and BH&G, I had to give myself permission to take it easy for a few days.
We took Sunday to relax and do a little wine tasting up at Nicholson Ranch. Here is just one part of the view of the Carneros Valley. Even in late winter it’s fantastic place to sit and savor the soft sunshine.
I find a cheese plate and a good glass of wine are all I need to recharge . . .
It’s going to take a couple of days to tackle all the messes around here and get this house back in order. The good news is my boy’s room is nearly done! The board and batten is complete, I just need to piece his room back together, and I’m hoping to feature it by the end of the week. .
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Now it’s back to restoring order in our galaxy, will return soon!