This Thanksgiving, I’m truly grateful for being able to spend the day with the people I love. We’re hosting it at home – both sides of the family are coming and Jeremiah and our wonderful nanny, Cheryl, are cooking.
My job will be cleaning. Before, during and after. Of course I’m a triple Virgo, so it’s what I do best.
When it comes to the food, truly all I care about is stuffing. I would eat it out of a trough if I could (true story). And not the fancy stuff – I’m not interested in artisanal bread crumbs. I want the classic boxed kind. Jer and Cheryl don’t make it the box kind, but they do make it taste just as good.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought I’d also share what I’m not grateful for…
My recent phone upgrade. Who’s with me on this?! I am literally missing important emails because I don’t understand how it now works. Don’t tell anyone, but I may go back to my old Blackberry…
I’m also not grateful for autocorrect. It’s like that line from “Free To Be You And Me”: “Some kind of help is the kind of help we all can do without.” That’s autocorrect, all day, every day, for me. And, teaching Poppy the word “now”, which she likes to employ in the middle of the night. “Dada, NOW! Dada Please!”
But seriously. I’m so grateful for the talent and dedication of my team – we just celebrated my design firm’s 21st anniversary, and I’m still in awe of the people I get to work with every day.
I’m definitely grateful and excited for our home in LA. We want to make a family home that our daughter can grow up in. So far, our track record hasn’t been great: we’re not the touchstone for longevity in real estate, but now with Poppy, that’s going to change.
I’m also so glad how our home has been a revolving door of friends and family – friends visiting from New York, my mother coming in constantly – it’s exactly how I wanted it to be. Our grown-up house, well-stocked, ready for company, and incredibly comfortable.
I like to think my website is a little corner of the internet that feels similar – welcoming, helpful, and a fun to place to relax and maybe even learn something new among friends.
So from my home to yours, wishing you a happy, healthy, and warm Thanksgiving. As Poppy would say: NOW!