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Jan012011

Uncorked in 2011

2010 was the year of unopened champagne.  Seeing some of the year in reviews yesterday, I remembered how very fortunate we are.  But, it was a year full of emergency room visits and canceled trips.  Before it drew to an end, we had to say goodbye to our part imp/part gentle giant mastiff, and instead of Christmas cheer, we shared a nasty stomach flu with seven family members.  

On the last night of the year, we decided to brave a snow storm and go see the latest Coen brothers movie-- definitely worth it. We got home just before midnight to find our 16 month old partying with her grandparents.  No complaints there.  It's a story I'm sure I'll tell her many times.  Needless to say, we forewent the fancy bottle of champagne we were given at Christmas and began the third tuck-in of the night, this time parents included.

My resolution for 2011:  to open that bottle of champagne.  Maybe even tonight.  And metaphorically too.  I will say that even if 2010 was low on celebrations, it was full of writing-- against all odds.  I know this because I like to make a list of everything I worked on at the end of the year.  Creepy overachiever behavior, I know. But if I don't do that, I'll sulk about, thinking I've done practically nothing.  

Looking at my list, I'm proud of the children's book I created with Colleen Darby (who designed this site for us), and I'm excited about the new piece Sharon Kenny (of recent bikini bottom fame on How She Does It) and I have started sketching out.  And dare I broadcast that I finally arrived at a draft of the screenplay I've been working on for the last four years that I'm proud of? Fingers crossed, there will be many more reasons to pop corks.  So stand back if you're in the same room with me.

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Wonderfully written, as always. I hope to share a bubble or two with you this new year. You've inspired a look back and a look ahead for me as well. I see lots of corks popping around in this new year. I'll start my champagne food pairing right away. New adventures in travel and food. I can't wait to share. Happy 2011!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaria Kahn

Champagne food pairing? I can't wait! Happy 2011 to you too-- we'll definitely have to share some bubbly!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCristina

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