Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Whirlwind

For starters, Happy 2009, y'all. I hope you went to some great parties and looked terrific in new holiday gifties. I'll be writing about my New Year's as soon as I finish with another dozen posts on Christmas :-)

To wit: Xmas went off as it often does. I indelicately forced my pinchy, neurotic need for perfection onto everyone around me. Which is why I imagine my parents are glad to be home again.

And, it seems, my ongoing computer problem is the transformer. Which is why I am currently writing in the weirdest and most convoluted fashion - holding the cord precariously while typing. Not fun.

But let's relive the recent past, shall we? Imagine everyone is very relaxed (especially me!). Note that I will torture you with - I mean generously share - closeups of some very cool gifts over the next few days...


  1. Having discovered your blog this morning, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy it. Perhaps even an omen of "great reading" for me in 09, as I am so enjoying your "voice"
    Nice stuff and thanks!


  2. You are a beautiful family! xx

  3. You, your daughter, parents and Papa are adorable, but that table is a master piece!!! Is that a Damask dessert plate I am seeing.... let me just say I know what you meant about the parents glad to be home again.. I know I drove mine nuts.. be it washing my hands a million times or constantly tossing their coffee cup in the sink only to be asked "where is my cup"? hehe

  4. It's just as I suspected, you're family is almost as beautiful as you are. Happy new year my fashionable friend.

  5. David: Now I've got your blog to check out - my first in 2009. Thank you for your lovely comment!

  6. Pretty: We all thank you!

    GJ: THank you. OMG we are strangely alike. I cannot tell you how often the coffee cup in the diswasher thing happened. They call me the OCD freak. And then everyone got sooooo sick (but not me or my daughter) and now I'm forcing her to put on hand sanitizer every three minutes. But hey, I'm not forcing her to wear a mask :-)

    Oh, Monkey, you always say the perfect thing. How lucky is Sparky!

  7. Beautiful family!
    Your daughter's hair has really grown since her last posted photo. What a cutie!

  8. What magazine do you live in? I want a subscription!

  9. That is such a beautiful photo of you, K. Your dining room looks magazine-worthy!

  10. Lovely family pictures and a so elegante dinner table, my dear


  11. I see your different face there! What a lovely shot.

    It feels strange but I'm the only one still thinking I'm still in 2008?!

    Still recovering from NYE I think...

  12. i love that first picture of you... it's really nice!
    and the festiviites look just perfect.

  13. Oh, how I wish I'd been dining at your table, instead of my mom-in-law's Spode-encrusted monstrosity.

  14. Janet: Your family is pretty gorgeous too! Her hair really has grown. And it's a fight every time we comb it.

    Tessa: Please stop! (You can't see it but I'm doing come hither hand gestures as I think this!) Thank you so much for this terrific compliment!

    Y: Thanks! The table looked pretty fab - for about 10 minutes :-)

    Thanks Seeker!

    Songy: It's the face of "pretend relaxation" :-) I'm still feeling a bit 08 myself. But I'm ready to move on.

    Jennine: Thank you so much!

    Sal: Next Xmas, just come visit me :-)