Merry Christmas everyone! I just wanted to share this photo of my lovely grandma Gertrude opening her presents this morning. It had been tradition when I was growing up to head to my grandparents house for brunch. As of course circumstances have changed over the years, we still wanted to spend that time with Grandma so we went to see her at 11a this morning. She looked so regal with her red jacket and matching nail polish. It was a treat, as I’ve been home for several days but I’ve been too ill to visit her facility. She was just as sweet and upbeat as always.
Happy Christmas Eve-Eve everyone! Today’s “Do This Today” is checking out THIS link. Buzzfeed posted this great piece about a couple with a newborn who moved from New Zealand to Sydney. They had a bunch of boxes and though it would be fun to make classic scenes from famous movies with the left over cardboard boxes. Check out their website Cardboard Box Office. They’re so clever!
As much as it’s sad to say goodbye to coworkers, I’m excited to say that as of Friday the 13th, I’ve finished up working on the Disney movie McFarland. As a freelance Art Department Coordinator I’m constantly jumping around from project to project so saying goodbyes has become part of the process and it’s important to look forward to what’s next up. For me it’s freedom and travel! I’m off to New York City, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Massachusetts for the holidays. I tell you this because it means I won’t be doing the Do This Today over the next couple days until I’m settled in. And it’s good, because I need the time to keep sorting through 1600 Israel + Istanbul images in order to best tell you about my trip.
Since it’s December, it’s also time to recap my past year and go through my resolutions list as well as time to start thinking about 2014′s resolutions. I have a feeling 2014 is going to be a year of transition and planning for the challenges I’m looking forward to later in life. I’m excited to share it all with you.
I’m also happy to say that by my job ending I will now have time to see weekday comedy shows! I couldn’t be more excited about this. Get ready for a 2014 with tons of comedian photos from all the events. Cheers everyone, and I’ll be back to update in the next few days.
I’m sorry for the missed posts on Friday. Unfortunately while I’m working, inconsistency is unavoidable. Did you hit up the Festival Supreme yesterday? I did not. Despite LOVING comedy I couldn’t justify the cost of the ticket because I’ve seen all the slated performers around town for crazy cheap. But I read Lonely Island joined Tenacious D on stage and did a surprise set. For just that alone I would have paid full price for the ticket. Oh well, someday I’ll get to see them perform in person. Also this means they are in LA… I wonder what local shows they will be dropping into while they’re here?
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While I’m puttering around in LA, my sister is hiking her way to Everest Base Camp right now. She’s a travel blogger (As Her World Turns) and while her newest posts are still back from when she was in Australia, if you follow her instagram you can see her up-to-the-second images. Like this one above. Can you imagine living in this town on the side of Everest?
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Happy birthday number 2 to Life Absorbed! To think it was only yesterday (or 365 days ago) that we were celebrating birthday number 1! Writing this blog is definitely an important outlet in my life and honestly I wish I could quit the day job and do this full time while doing my DIY project. Sigh, someday. Until then I have to keep the day job and do my best to give you fun things to do in LA on a budget. Happy Friday everyone!
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Sarah Jenks (life coach and motivator) has created the 28 Day Challenge, Live More Weigh Less. I’m a little late to the game (it started Sept 3) but there’s still time to catch up. Signup HERE to join the challenge. For example some of week 1′s challenges are “buy fresh flowers”, “eat without distractions” and “watch the sunset”. These are all easy enough to try out and it’s not about weight loss (like the title implies) but more about living better and happily.
“These challenges are meant to be little changes you can continually incorporate into your life to bring more fun, love and self-care into your daily routines” – Sarah Jenks
Give it a try… it’s FREE!