Mine is a close and loving family but not a “chat on the phone” family. I actually told my sister Phebe if she ever did call I’d probably panic as it could only mean some disaster had occurred.
Last Thursday I received this text:
“I’m going to call you. Nothing is wrong. Love – Phe”
She was calling because I hadn’t blogged in a long time and she was worried.
The next day my dad called (equally shocking). Due to my lack of blog posts he had become worried that Zen: Cat Assassin had finally succeeded in making me jump into my table saw and that I had bled out on the driveway unnoticed by neighbors.
So, to my family: I’m not dead!!! Happy Holidays!!!!
However, Chirstmas is Kicking My Butt!
When I wrote CiKMB last year I didn’t realize I was starting a holiday tradition. But, apparently, like watching It’s a Wonderful Life or attending The Nutcracker, butt kicking is now part of my holidays.
It started about three weeks ago with the launch of Unique LA. I had a great show. I tried out some new designs and my booth locations was perfect.
Now, while I assure you that I think very highly of the folks that run Unique LA I’m also convinced they have a sign at the entrance that look something like this:
Coasters I had made a ton of sat there while others that are seldom purchased were, apparently, the “Tickle Me Elmo” of the coaster world.
MISTAKES HAVE BEEN MADE
OK, if everyone has a superpower then mine is the dubious ability to misspell words in ways so subtle that the naked eye (or spell check) never notices. And when I’m under pressure and trying to churn out a lot of product my powers truly kick in. How else to explain a woman’s custom subway sign detailing her worldly travels and whose last line was to read: “Wanderlust”
The sign went through several drafts back and forth. It was finally approved and produced and only when she got it from the store did she realize the bottom line read :Which, as you can imagine was not, exactly, the inspirational message she was hoping for from her wall decor.
Naturally I took the sign back and fixed it. I contemplated replacing the last line with
But in the end just made the correction.
Good News, Bad News, Good News.
I managed to make it through Unique LA without banging my head into anything or cutting off my thumb (again).
You should probably stock up on canned goods because me getting through holiday shows without some self inflicted disaster is a confirmed sign of pending apocalypse.
I did manage to smash my skull into the underside of a kitchen cabinet while emptying a dishwasher a few hours before my big, annual holiday dessert party so I may have bought us all some time!
Speaking of the party it went well.
I took horrible pictures as always but mom’s sugar cookies were a hit
along with caramel apple pie pops, mini grasshopper pies, cake pops, layer cookies, brownie shots and red velvet cupcakes in ice cream conesAnd now, happily, my kicked butt and I shall retire for a bit as I’ve made my last delivery, sold out of almost everything and have no desire to make another coaster/candle block/sign for quite a while.
Happiest of Holidays to all of you! And thank you so much for joining me in my adventures this last year.