The best fortune cookie ever.

This afternoon, Patrick’s mom and Uncle George came to our house and surprised us with Chinese food for lunch! Every time I eat Chinese food, all I can think about is getting to the fortune cookie for the message. Sometimes they strike a nerve, sometimes they just don’t. Today – it struck a nerve! I love this fortune!

It’s only Monday and it is already an action-packed week.

First of all, thank you for the thoughts on my dad. He is still in the hospital. We are waiting on test results to learn the next plan of action. It’s the big “C”. He is being so strong and upbeat, yet he looks tired and frustrated of being confined to one room. We bought him a mini-DVD player, plus he has his laptop, magazines and his cell phone. Nothing will help until he gets to go home! Every night he has a big crowd of family guests, and we all play musical chairs to take turns sitting. We talk about everything from memories and tamale-making to those crazy new traffic cameras and the joy of iPhones.

When I’m not at the hospital, I’m working away on a multitude of projects. Pitches for show segments, pitches for a new web series, product models for the product line, CHA make-and-take samples, gobs of holiday orders from our web site, AND my novel revisions.

I’m really freaking about that last one. It’s not something that can easily be crossed off the list. I could go much faster if I would only stop second-guessing myself! Before it sold to a publisher, I had nothing to lose, I just went with it. But now, oh man, there are editors waiting for the finished goods. I have to shake off the jitters, move forward, and have fun with the experience.

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Kate Jacobs about her new book, Knit Two. It barely came out last week and it is already on the NYT bestseller list! She is quite the inspiration and you can see her as a guest star in the new book-themed CBS web series, Novel Adventures. Her episode is called “The Prince and the Perfect Taco”.

That’s all for tonight! I have to get back to work. I’m sorry I don’t have new projects up yet, I’ll post some tomorrow. In the meantime, check out these two lists:

Holiday project round up
50 Gifts to Make

Wait! One more thing – here is a movie trailer for the new film, Nothing Like the Holidays. I want to see it because it looks super cute and is about a tight-knit Latino family – and there are no drug dealers, papis, hootchies, gangbangers, or maids. Well, at least as far as I know…

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Love & light,


2 Responses

  1. Kathy — My thoughts are with you, your dad and your family. Been through it. Such tough times, but can also be close knit times when those you love gather to wrap you in comfort. Hugs!

  2. Love the way the family is perceived from the door so I definitely want to see it. I feel like I am Puerto Rican anyway, growing up in the Bronx and what not! LOL

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