Friday, December 19, 2008

It's Snowing

heavily in New York now. I went out this morning on my bike to do errands, and was coming back home on the bike in a snow storm. I was careful though. I didn't want to be like that character on a bike on Christmas Eve on Thirty Something. Remember that? It's brutal outside but the woman who rents an office downstairs, a theatrical agent, is having a noisy party for her actors so there is a cheerful feeling in the house.

We're having a big family hoo-ha tomorrow on my mother's side -- aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. My cool cousin Erin who lives in Brooklyn and is a school teacher in Manhattan organized a dinner in a Park Slope Italian restaurant. My parents are staying overnight with us, and on Sunday my brothers and their families are coming over for some holiday cheer. TD and I have been working in the apartment to clean, get organized, get everything ready. I'm often surprised by how much effort is involved in making things simple and clean. Whether you are planning a garden, organizing a wardrobe or putting together a party, it takes a lot of work to make something look natural and effortless.

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